Category Archives: Hard-Identity Catholicism

ASK FATHER: Blessed candles for use at home

From  a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I recently purchased some beeswax candles which I want to have blessed in order to use them at home. My question is this: is there a preferable material for devotional candles? Is there a difference between, say, a … Continue reading

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NEW BOOK: Heroism and Genius: How Catholic Priests Helped Build—and Can Help Rebuild—Western Civilization

I recently received a book by Fr. William J. Slattery which has been truly intrigued.
Heroism and Genius: How Catholic Priests Helped Build—and Can Help Rebuild—Western Civilization
US HERE – UK HERE
What’s this about?   Our author says:
With stubborn facts historians have given … Continue reading

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Oath of fidelity made by all Bishops, some considerations, and YOU

As a follow up to the nearby post about Latin, and to what Fr. Hunwicke wrote about the oath that bishops have to take – in Latin – when they receive a mandate from the Holy See, here is that … Continue reading

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Latin, can. 249, and our Catholic identity. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

How many times in these electronic pages have I lamented the blatant disobedience in regard to can. 249?
I remind the readership, especially those readers who are diocesan bishops, that the Code of Canon Law, can. 249, requires – it doesn’t suggest … Continue reading

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VIDEO @Michael_Voris makes an appeal. ACTION ITEM!

In the last couple of years I’ve written more than once about the Church’s attribute of indefectibility.  In a nutshell, the Church’s members may err or fail, but the Church cannot.
Which leads me to advance a video that Michael Voris made.
He makes a … Continue reading

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“Perhaps we have arrived at the End Times.”

At the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald, there is an interview with His Eminence, Raymond Leo Card. Burke.
‘Perhaps we have arrived at the End Times’: an interview with Cardinal Burke
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CARDINAL RAYMOND BURKE In the present moment there is … Continue reading

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“The Continuing Vocation Crisis in the United States”

Recently, I posted

Liturgical worship… priestly vocations… Is what we are doing working or not?
Tradition = vocations – It isn’t rocket science
Ireland: manmade vocation wasteland
Robert Mickens is exactly wrong about priestly vocations. Here’s why.
Disaster in liberal Germany leads to massive parish … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Christ the King (2002MR): The world will be consumed in fire – Act of Consecration Indulgence

In the Novus Ordo calendar, this Sunday – the last of the liturgical year – is Christ the King.
In the traditional calendar we celebrated Christ the King on the last Sunday of October.
Remember that there is an Act of Consecration … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Priest threatened with “Double Excommunication”

From a reader…
The 21 Nov. 2017 editions of Rorate Caeli and Eponymous Flower both posted that Fr. Minutella is facing Double Excommunication by the Vatican. He is in a dispute over Amoris Laettia.
If you have time, can you explain what … Continue reading

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“The ‘uniform’ clued her in to what was happening.”

From a reader:
I wanted to let you know of something beautiful that happened just before my mother Alice passed away three weeks ago.  [Let us all pray for Alice and her family.  “Eternal rest grant…”]
Suffice it to say that she … Continue reading

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OLDIE POST Hell and the Enemy exist. Priests and bishops who don’t teach about them will probably wind up there.

Originally posted in 2012.  I think it still pertains.
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Before anything else, let it be said that, “God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your strength, but with the temptation will also provide the way of … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Must I confess mortal sins which I honestly forgot in previous confession?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
After a valid confession, if we later remember a forgotten mortal sin, are we strictly obligated to mention it in our next confession, or is it optional? I have found contradictory answers by both priests and laypeople online. … Continue reading

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Liturgical worship… priestly vocations… Is what we are doing working or not?

I had mentioned that I was re-reading Robert Hugh Benson’s prophetic Lord of the World.  I finished it yesterday. US HERE – UK HERE
Just as I finished it, I found these things.
First, I want to preface with this: When you are on a journey towards a … Continue reading

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Edward Pentin’s talk at the Catholic Identity Conference 2017

Edward Pentin – at present the best English language Vaticanista in Rome – gave a talk at a conference. There is a video of his talk.
You might give it a shot.

Pentin, a sharp and reasonable guy, touches on a lot of … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How to “pray for the Pope’s intentions” if I don’t like them or him?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
With the pope not being what I would call a friend to the traditional mass, my wife has asked how do we pray for his intentions? Can we as lay people be critical of the pope? Where is … Continue reading

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