Category Archives: Hard-Identity Catholicism

Just Too Cool: Polyphonic sacred music earlier than previously thought!

It stands to reason, in a way.
This is for your Just Too Cool file.
Form phys.org:
Earliest known piece of polyphonic music discovered
New research has uncovered the earliest known practical piece of polyphonic music, an example of the principles that laid the … Continue reading

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I read Mass this morning. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

I read Mass this morning. No, actually, I sang Mass this morning, but saying “read Mass” is more fun. It annoys liberals.
We have various phrases which means basically the same thing, but with certain nuances. And old-fashioned description of what … Continue reading

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“Would it really be totally impossible to admit her to Communion?”

Some of the mistakes we make in life can’t be fixed.
These days we expect everything to be fixable, to have a solution.  There must be some way to get around problems, some cure, some repair, some slight-of-hand.
No.  Not everything can … Continue reading

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“lingua latina bene calleant”

Many are the times that I have lamented the nearly complete disobedience to the Code of Canon Law and the expressed will of modern Roman Pontiffs about the Latin language.  For example, the 1983 Code of Canon Law, can. 249, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Is attending a Rock Mass sacrilege? A mortal sin?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I am writing you because of what I believe concerning a ‘teen mass.’ A few weeks ago, I was not able to make it to Mass in the morning. Someone had told me that a particular church had a Mass … Continue reading

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Pope: To attract people more easily tone down teachings, relax severity… NOT.

Recently I read this quote from Pope Leo XIII’s 1899 Letter (sometimes called Encyclical, sometimes Apostolic) on the heresy of Americanism Testem benevolentiae:
The underlying principle of these new opinions [Americanism] is that, in order to more easily attract those who differ from … Continue reading

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The ‘libido delendi’ that seized the Church, the desire to obliterate… everything

From something that you should read:
The elimination of altars and communion rails is the obliteration of sacred art. The obliteration of sacred art is the flattening of liturgical language. The flattening of liturgical language is the abandonment of ageless chants and hymns. The abandonment of those … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Thom Peters’ extraordinary life and faith

I direct the entire readership to an article in the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald (recently revamped into a magazine format and for which I have a new, revamped column).
They did a story on Thomas Peters (son of the … Continue reading

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Seal of Confession holds even after penitents die

There is a CNS piece that teaches something about the Seal of Confession.
Seal of confession is absolute, even after penitent dies, officials say
VATICAN CITY — The secrecy of a confession is maintained so seriously and completely by the Catholic Church … Continue reading

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Rite of Exorcism approved in English

On Aleteia I saw a story about the approval by the US bishops, meeting in plenary sessions now, of the English translation of the more recent, 1999 (revised 2004) rite of Exorcism. 179 to 5
It is of vital importance that … Continue reading

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