Category Archives: Hard-Identity Catholicism

Divisions are growing

One of the things we have seen over the last few years is that there is a manifest division in the Church and that it is getting bigger.   For a long time we’ve seen that parishes within the same diocese … Continue reading

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Advice for #Synod2018 about young people and traditional liturgy

Julian Kwasniewski (any relation to…?   Nah… couldn’t be…) interviewed Archp. Sample of Portland and the transcript of the interview is parked at NLM.   The interview took place last June.
Archbp. Sample talks about why young people are attracted to traditional liturgical … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: I struggle with despair at the future of the Church.

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I am blessed to attend a beautiful Extraordinary Form Mass each Sunday, offered by devout, orthodox priests. I go to confession regularly and make every effort to lead a good Christian life.
Yet, I struggle with despair at the … Continue reading

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#Synod2018 – Wherein Fr. Z rants

“For God so loved the world that He did not send a committee.”
“If I ought to write the truth, I am of the mind that I ought to flee all meetings of bishops, because I have never seen any happy … Continue reading

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Division, division and more satanic division

I have over the last weeks watched the Kavanaugh hearings.  This morning I listened to speeches of Senators before the cloture vote.  The cloture vote passed and the vote to confirm Kavanaugh’s nomination to SCOTUS will take place in some … Continue reading

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A well-funded lay watchdog group to investigate all the Cardinals. All of them.

 
UPDATE 2 Oct:
I received an email from the operations director of this new group.  His corrections to the CRUX piece are worth noting:
Dear Fr Z,
My name is Jacob Imam and I’m the operations director of Better Church Governance. I’m thankful … Continue reading

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Oppressed priests and portable altars and true emergency conditions

St. Joseph’s Apprentice has made beautiful, practical portable altars for me and for many priests.
I have called his portable altars “the ultimate gift for a priest”.  I have one that I can travel with, using a Pelican case, that houses … Continue reading

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“Why do I keep reading stuff Popes said? Pathetic old Roman Catholic me.”

From The Great Roman today:
Why do I keep reading stuff Popes said? Pathetic old Roman Catholic me. I can hear the cobbles in the Piazza screaming at me with the voice of my grandma multiplied by the thousands: “Pray! Fast! We could use … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Adding water to Holy Water

What are priests for?
Short answer: They offer sacrifice.
The role of the priest is to confect the Eucharist, absolve sins, impart blessings, preside at all manner of approved rites.   The jocular Scriptural basis for this is, of course, “For God so … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Should we pray for or against the success of the Synod?

I’ve had a few questions in email about the upcoming Synod.   People are worried that it is rigged.   Imagine such a thing!  “Surely NOT!”, you might gasp.
Questions have ranged from the new constitution for the Synod’s operation to whether we … Continue reading

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Lay Rage in Chicago, Mary Eberstadt takes names, and Fr. Z rants

I find myself once again in The City of Big Shoulders, Chicago.  The last couple of days have been fascinating, as I have met an interesting priest with an interesting story and had the chance to hear about what some … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: What should we do for Ember Days?

Some (enlightened) bishops have asked the faithful in their dioceses to observe the traditional Ember Days as times of penance in reparation for sins.
From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Dear Fr Z, I wish you would do a “how to” post on fasting for … Continue reading

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Videos and hi-res photos of the Consecration of the Abbey and Abbess of Gower

I’ve written a few posts about the recent Consecration of the Abbey, and the Abbess, of Gower.
HERE and HERE
It was a terrific occasion, in the deepest sense of “terrific”.
There are now available hi-res photos of the events.
>>HERE<<
Also, the videos are … Continue reading

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The Viganò Testimony: Was it justified or was it a violation of an oath?

For a while I’ve been mulling The Viganò Testimony, as have we all.
When it came out, some libtards, especially those who are energetically defending the heavily embattled Card. Wuerl, said that we should attack equally other (more conservative) figures, because … Continue reading

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SAVE THE LITURGY – SAVE THE WORLD: Thoughts on the Rites in the Starfield

I will probably post more in the near future about the Rites we experienced in Gower, for the Consecration of the new Abbey church and Abbess.   Everything was done according to the traditional Roman Rite, using the pre-1961 Pontificale Romanum. … Continue reading

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