Category Archives: Hard-Identity Catholicism

Polish Archbishop predicts ugly confrontations at Synod: “innovators have not been idle”

At the blog Witness for Church and Pope I saw this (my emphases):
BREAKING NEWS from POLAND: Archbishop Henryk Hoser: “The Church has betrayed John Paul II…they did not follow his voice, they did not acquaint themselves with his teaching”
Today’s Niedziela, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Blessing of Throats by a nun

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Father Z you are one of the very few people I can go to when I have a question about our faith (I’m still learning) and I had my head bitten off today when I asked if this … Continue reading

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“Don’t tell me you don’t wish to fight; for the moment you tell me that, you are already fighting.”

With a tip of the biretta to Ann …   o{]:¬) … here is a quote worth memorizing so that you can scratch it into the wall of your cell block when they come for us.
“There is no man, let him … Continue reading

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CHRISTMASCAzT 32: The Church is a colony of heaven

Here is a 5-minute, daily podcast to help you observe the Octave of Christmas.
Today is Wednesday in the Octave of Christmas.  Sorry, but I am posting this a bit late in the day. Busy time! This is … Continue reading

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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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