Category Archives: Hard-Identity Catholicism

Bp. Schneider’s talk at the presentation of the book: Christus Vincit

God has chosen all of us to live in a time of crisis in the Church unlike any other in history.  What an honor! Do not be downcast or anxious.  Think of the graces he will offer us if we … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How to “activate” or “invoke” the Sacrament of Confirmation?

From a reader under another post: How exactly does one “activate” or “invoke” the Sacrament of Confirmation? Firstly, make a really good examination of conscience.  Then, GO TO CONFESSION!  Follow up with a devout Holy Communion. Then, if you have … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Fr. Z calls for prayer, fasting in defense of the Church

I lived in Rome for a long time.  I have a good feel for this place, since over many years I left a lot of blood, sweat and tears here. Since I’ve been back on this trip – the last … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM: Priests in Rome, world to use Prayer of Exorcism (long St Michael Prayer) against diabolical influence in Vatican

UPDATE: I read the prayer this morning.  It is a powerful prayer, to be sure.  I hope other priests today will do the same, even if they are late to this post. Originally Published on: Sep 28, 2019 @ 01:06 I received … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Grandparents were Masons. Is there demonic attachment now for generations?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Dear Fr Z – First, let me again express gratitude for your priesthood and the work you do. Your constant, faithful representation of the Faith and calm, stalwart encouragement are invaluable boons. Second, I read this … Continue reading

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The priest’s voice and the “priest voice” during Holy Mass. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

At NLM, Peter Kwasniewski dedicated a post to: “The Parish Low Mass Is Not a “Silent” Mass: The Rubrics on Clara Voce”. Note well that he specified “parish Mass”, in contrast to a “monastic Mass”. In a monastic setting, or … Continue reading

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“This is the time God chose for us. Get up off the ground!” Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Time for A Rant. I know that many of you readers are upset by what is going on in the Church.  May I repeat some advice? Remember that Popes come and go.  There are good Popes and bad Popes, important … Continue reading

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Australia: New legislation – priests must violate the Seal or face jail

It believe it is more important now than ever that we return to the old-fashioned confessionals with a complete physical barrier between the penitent and confessor, with a window having a fixed grate and a curtain or something to obscure … Continue reading

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Concerning Mutual Enrichment. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

I remember, years ago, some folks who were deeply attached to the Traditional Latin Liturgy of the Roman Church almost lynched me when I suggested that there was something that we could learn from the Novus Ordo. Over the years, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Why not use “Unbound” for “deliverance prayers”?

From a priest… QUAERITUR: On your post about exorcism of a parish you mentioned in the comments not to use “Unbound”. I know people connected to this. Do you know of a good article explaining why? I interested being able … Continue reading

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VIDEO – Bp. Hying of @MadisonDiocese on minimalism. Then Fr. Z rants at length.

Bp. Donald Hying of the Diocese of Madison is issuing brief daily videos.  Today he talks about “minimalism and maximalism”. This is really important for our individual lives and for the whole life of the Church, especially in these troubling … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: If adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will end, why do we say, “without end” when we pray?

From a Sister… QUAERITUR: We are trying to revive the practice of Perpetual Adoration in our congregation. Previously (1882-1986), when there was a change of adorers the incoming adorer would say “Praised and adored be without end” and the outgoing … Continue reading

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“Ad orientem” worship: help against clericalism

“[A] common turning to the east during the Eucharistic Prayer remains essential. This is not a case of something accidental, but of what is essential. Looking at the priest has no importance. What matters is looking together at the Lord. … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 175: Traditional Profession of Faith of Converts

The other day I made a podcast with the Latin that must be used in the traditional rite of baptism. Today I continue on the theme of entrance into the Church with the profession of faith of a convert. The … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Bring pebbles to church so we can make a new altar

The other day at lunch with a friend who was driving through the zone, after hearing a few of the things he had lately encountered in the Church I opined that we are moving from our phase of naive ecclesiastical … Continue reading

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