Category Archives: Hard-Identity Catholicism

For the New Evangelization: New Altar Rails!

I have written of Fr. Richard Heilman and the adjustments he is making to the sacred liturgical worship in his parish of St. Mary in Pine Bluff.
Remember how he hauled the table altar out of church and switched entirely to … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Sermon for Archbishop Sample’s 1st Pontifical Mass – MUST SEE

“When Summorum Pontificum came out, and the Holy Father said this is one of the forms of the Latin Rite, the Extraordinary Form, I said ‘I’m a bishop of the Church, I must know this rite!’  And I encourage my … Continue reading

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How you would have observed Lent in 1873

For those of you who may think that Lent is a pretty tough time to be a Catholic, giving up chocolate and all year in and year out, this came to me email today.  This is what our forebears did … Continue reading

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¡Vaya lío! Archbp. Sample weighs in on same-sex unions in Oregon. Fr. Z kudos.

From the Oregonian:
Portland Archdiocese joins anti-gay marriage effort; lay group plans Ash Wednesday action
Since Pope Francis began his reign as the head of the Catholic Church a year ago, he’s sounded a more welcoming tone toward gays. [Their effort to … Continue reading

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A Pontifical Mass at the Throne

At the Brigittine Priory of Our Lady of Consolation in Amity, Oregon, His Excellency Most Reverend Alexander Sample, Archbishop of Portland, celebrated Holy Mass in the older, traditional form of the Roman Rite, a Pontifical Mass at the Throne.

It will not … Continue reading

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Thursday after Sexagesima: Solemn Feast of Reparation of Insults Offered to the Most Holy Sacrament

A reader sent this, and I offer it here. Perhaps you readers can dig around and find more on this.  It was not on the calendar after 1962.
Solemn Feast of Reparation of Insults Offered to the Most Holy Sacrament
This seems … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Resources about Traditional Mass for newbies

From a reader…
Quaeritur:
Can you provide or refer me to a resource that explains the beauty of the Traditional Mass for those who have never experienced it – in a simple and easy-to-understand way? A soft-of Traditional Mass for beginners?
I have … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: The fruits of ‘ad orientem’ worship in a parish.

My friend Fr. Richard Heilman, who seems to have mastered perpetual motion, has a great letter to a priest posted at his place.
You will recall that I posted photos of Fr. H dragging the table altar out of church and … Continue reading

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Could Pope Francis be the one to reconcile the SSPX?

At CMR Pat Archbold offers that, if Pope Francis can reach out so cordially to Protestants gathered at a conference, even send a video, then why shouldn’t he reach out to the priests and bishops of the SSPX.
A darn good … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Wearing protest clothing and denial of Holy Communion.

From a reader… I came across this post, and I have some questions. I am not a Catholic, but I am a lawyer, and I wish to understand canon law.
QUAERITUR:
1. You mentioned that “when you come up to Fr. Z … Continue reading

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