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"But if, in any layman who is indeed imbued with literature, ignorance of the Latin language, which we can truly call the 'catholic' language, indicates a certain sluggishness in his love toward the Church, how much more fitting it is that each and every cleric should be adequately practiced and skilled in that language!" - Pius XI
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Grant unto thy Church, we beseech Thee, O merciful God, that She, being gathered together by the Holy Ghost, may be in no wise troubled by attack from her foes. O God, who by sin art offended and by penance pacified, mercifully regard the prayers of Thy people making supplication unto Thee,and turn away the scourges of Thine anger which we deserve for our sins. Almighty and Everlasting God, in whose Hand are the power and the government of every realm: look down upon and help the Christian people that the heathen nations who trust in the fierceness of their own might may be crushed by the power of thine Arm. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. R. Amen.
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Tag Archives: Wyoming Catholic College
I recently posted about TENEBRAE – Where? When? Today I received photos from a favorite place of mine, Wyoming Catholic College. Prof. Peter Kwasniewski writes: Last night we held our fifth consecutive Tenebrae service at Wyoming Catholic College. (We always sing, … Read More
The next time you are passing through Lander, WY be sure to stop at Wyoming Catholic College‘s new downtown coffee shop. Crux Coffee! I sincerely hope that they offer also Mystic Monk Coffee, purchased through my link of course (HERE) … Read More
There was a fine event at one of my favorite places in these USA, Wyoming Catholic College, located in the burgeoning metropolis of Lander, WY. As you may recall, WCC is the only school around where students can’t have a … Read More
A friend sent this. A funny way to make a good point. I try not to use businesses which post these signs and I hope you don’t either. On that note, after Mass on Sunday a couple guys from the … Read More
From the Cardinal Newman Society (see their feed on my sidebar): Wyoming Catholic College is in the news recently because of its on-campus cell phone ban for students. The ban, which has been in place since the founding of the … Read More
The other day I shared a photo of the Wyoming Catholic College display at the Legatus Summit. This was one of the t-shirts. Is that cool, or what? And now comes this! CONVENTICULUM VIOMINGENSE We are happy to … Read More
REVIEW: St. Thomas Aquinas – Commentaries on St. Paul in Latin and English (not to mention the Summa Theologiae)
The 1983 Code of Canon Law doesn’t mention many saints apart from their feast days. As you can imagine, the greats such as the Mary the Mother of God, Sts. Peter and Paul, St. Joseph, come up. Apart from them, … Read More
Here are two shots of Holy Mass sent from a friend at Wyoming Catholic College. Students go into the mountains. With this group is an FSSP priest. Holy Mass on a mountain. Greater decorum than in many places I have … Read More
From time to time I have mentioned Wyoming Catholic College, which trains students in a modified form of the Trivium and Quadrivium, and makes sure they know their Latin, have the TLM, and how to take care of a horse. … Read More
The Bishop of Cheyenne, Wyoming (covering the whole state), His Excellency Most Reverend Paul Etienne, has a blog. I have posted about his hunting with the Mystic Monk Coffee Carmelites in northern Wyoming. Also in the Diocese of Cheyenne is … Read More
My friend Prof. Nancy Llewellyn of Wyoming Catholic College sent the following: Since you’re a fan of Wyoming and a strenuissimus fautor of Latin, I thought you might be interested to know that the Latin Program here at WCC has … Read More
His Hermeneuticalness, my friend Fr. Tim Finigan, posted about a great initiative in England. A group formed to establish a Catholic liberal arts college along the lines of Wyoming Catholic College and Thomas Aquinas College in California. Fr. Finigan wrote: … Read More
I like Wyoming. I spent time there as a kid. My mother grew up there. Carmelites in Wyoming will send you great coffee. Wyoming Catholic College, which I have visited, has the Extraordinary Form of Mass and Eastern Divine Liturgy, … Read More
For those of you in the area: The Northwest Catholic Men’s Conference will take place in Pendleton, Oregon, on February 25 and 26, featuring His Eminence Cardinal Raymond L. Burke as principal celebrant of Masses on both days. The Cardinal … Read More
I had a note from the nice folks at Wyoming Catholic College – a great place. They have produced their second CD of Christmas Music. It is very good! There are some unconventional tunes on this disk. It includes some … Read More
Some of you will recall that I visited Wyoming Catholic College last winter. I found it splendid. Here is an update from the WCC blog (in case you know young people trying to figure out where to go to college). … Read More
This last year I had a very pleasant visit to Wyoming Catholic College to say Mass and deliver a talk. I have always had a measure of affection for Wyoming, where I have some roots. I received today a note … Read More