Category Archives: Hard-Identity Catholicism

Wherein Fr. Z offers one of the hardest posts he has ever written – UPDATED WITH YOUR COMMENTS

This foreword was written after I wrote the rest, as forewords usually are.  This is one of the hardest posts I’ve ever written.  It was physically uncomfortable to hack this out, and I had to stop several times and walk … Continue reading

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PROPOSAL to all the Bishops of these USA for your November 2018 Meeting

PROPOSAL TO ALL THE BISHOPS OF THESE USA FOR YOUR NOVEMBER MEETING
These times call for action that priests and bishops are truly ordained for: wield spiritual authority given by Christ Himself.
Let’s use all our spiritual weapons. Prayer, fasting, almsgiving, mortifications, … Continue reading

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Card. Burke interviewed by Raymond Arroyo. The Cardinal’s advice.

His Eminence Raymond Leo Card. Burke (whom Clement XIV-II would give the title “Indagator Particularis in perpetuo)” was on Raymond Arroyo’s show last night.
Here is the full video. I set it to start at the interview.
Among interesting moments are

Card. Burke’s … Continue reading

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Fr Z calls for solidarity

I saw this tweet from Ed Pentin:

Benedict XVI en route to Fatima 2010: “…today we are seeing it in a really terrifying way: that the greatest persecution of the Church comes not from her enemies without, but arises from sin … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “I now have doubt about sorting the doctrinal from the papal opinion.” Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
All this confusion with the death penalty has caused me to doubt the authority of what I assumed were books of bedrock Catholic Doctrine.
Of course there was the first JPII Catechism, then his revision, both of which I … Continue reading

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Non-Catholics and Catholics alike wonder about changes to CCC 2276 on death penalty

Non-Catholics and Catholics alike are drilling into the decision of Pope Francis to change Catechism of the Catholic Church 2267, which now says that capital punishment is “inadmissible”.  He does not say that it is intrinsically evil, which would be crystal clear.  … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 164: Open Letter From A Young Priest To Bishops

At Crisis there is posted an open letter from an anonymous young priest to bishops.
It is a cri de coeur.
Where Are the Bishops Who Will Defend Faithful Priests?
I read this letter today, so that it will have greater exposure to … Continue reading

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UPDATE: How I feel right now.

The other day I posted about how I feel these days, through a photo of a Solemn Mass being celebrated in the ruins of a church bombed in WW2.
May I update?
Here is how I still feel. Notice that there is … Continue reading

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“Whatsoever new and unheard-of doctrine you shall find to have been furtively introduced” is “permitted as a trial”.

When confusing things happen that leave people upset, legitimately, I have often written that that we should stay calm.   This is for several reasons.

Each horrid thing that clerics do or strange thing they say is further proof that this is … Continue reading

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Concerning beautiful liturgical vestments

The other day a friend and patron of this blog set a suggestion for a new set of vestments.

Nice, huh?  Take a closer look!
I am in the process of having fabrics, custom damasks, woven for upcoming sets of vestments.  It … Continue reading

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NRO: The Latin Mass Endures.

From the National Review Online:
Despite Misunderstanding, the Latin Mass Endures
By LIAM WARNER
The same riches that profited Saint Teresa of Ávila and Saint Francis de Sales are available to Catholics today.
Not a small group of people will read the title of … Continue reading

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McCarrick resigned from the College of Cardinals. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Before anything else…
Lots of people are really angry, indeed enraged.  Horrid situations such as those caused by men like McCarrick are painful.  We can make choices about how to view them.  Anger is appropriate, but not to the point where … Continue reading

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At the core of the rot

As a preamble, today at Crisis, two new pieces touch the same issue: virtues that govern what is owed to God and what is owed to man. These virtues are closely related. Justice governs what is due to another human … Continue reading

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Marriage, unrealistic ideals and Paul VI’s advice

Some committed Catholics today, like Donatists, think that one strike is the only and permanent strike, without possibility of conversion, penance and return to the path of holiness.
Some others today, on the other hand, claim that the Church – for … Continue reading

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What Catholics do when the Church’s Body is being torn apart

We live in confusing times.  Confusion racks the Church, like horses pulling limb in four directions.  Confused faithful even wonder about the indefectibility of the Church or their continued membership. Confusion like this is a sign of the Devil’s work.
Do … Continue reading

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