Category Archives: Hard-Identity Catholicism

SSPX Bp. Fellay on Francis and “peripheries”

Sandro Magister has a long piece (in Italian) about the remarks made recently by SSPX Bishop and Superior Bernard Fellay.  HERE  The SSPX website has posted a video interview with Fellay, arranged according to some bullet point questions.  HERE One … Continue reading

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A Tenebrae excerpt: “O my people! lament, like a virgin”

The Lamentations of Fr. Z include verses on the loss of the singing of Tenebrae, whole and entire in its proper language. The ordering of the psalms is not particularly profound, but the antiphons and responsories are simply incomparable in … Continue reading

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Wednesday of Holy Week: The Whole Megillah

During Holy Week, in the traditional Roman Rite we read or sing all four Gospel accounts of the Passion of the Lord. Tomorrow, Spy Wednesday, we read or sing the whole Passion according to Luke.  Mass can get a little … Continue reading

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“Dear Traditionalists,…” Wherein Fr. Z repeats a rant.

Two years ago today I posted this. I haven’t changed my mind one little bit. Not an iota. I had this from a reader. He said he was not advocating these things. However, liberals will advocate them. I’ve got some … Continue reading

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New interview with Benedict XVI in Avvenire

I just noticed the news at LifeSite that Pope (Emeritus) Benedict XVI gave an interview to Avvenire, which is the daily of the Italian Bishops Conference. Yes, they have their own newspaper. The interview is refreshing. At this point I … Continue reading

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Archd. Omaha: Custodian destroys Mary Poppins mannequin, Buddha on display in Cathedral

In a way what follows echoes the post about concerts in churches.  HERE  What is appropriate in a church and what is not? This remarkable bit of news is from Omaha.com: Kelly: With a pair of bolt cutters and sense … Continue reading

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Priest shortage = self-inflicted wound

My old pastor, the late Msgr. Schuler used to make mordent remarks about the suicidal vocations efforts of the Archdiocese. “They’re like people during a famine who wring their hands and discuss how they are all going to starve to … Continue reading

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WINNIPEG: Children learn Latin and excel in other areas

From the Winnipeg Free Press: Students ‘carpe diem’ [No they don’t.  Carpe is a singular imperative.] Latin class finds modern uses for ancient language [Like passing language and reasoning portions of placement exams?] With just a tiny bit of prompting, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Father sprinkles water with fingers into chalice

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Is it liturgically correct for a priest to dip their fingers into the water pitcher and then shake them off into the chalice as a means to add water to the chalice before the consecration? Liturgically … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How long after death can Last Rites be given?

In the last few hours some of you have sent similar questions. QUAERITUR: How long after death can the Sacrament of Anointing be administered? Sometimes we say “Last Rites”, though technically Last Rites includes Penance, Anointing and Viaticum (Eucharist), and hopefully … Continue reading

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