Category Archives: Hard-Identity Catholicism

Public penance and public reparation

The other day, Archbp. Vigano, bless him, issued a public letter in which he calls for disgraced Theodore McCarrick publicly to repent. I have on various occasions opined that bishops should prostrate themselves in the steps of their cathedrals in … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: St. Gertrude’s Prayer and releasing 1000 souls from Purgatory

From a reader…. QUAERITUR: I’m presenting an argument, I know that “St. Gertrude’s Prayer doesn’t release 1000 souls, although she was very saintly like so I don’t deny that her fervor in prayer released many souls, HOWEVER, I am uneasy … Continue reading

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Of desecration of liturgy and identity. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Let me begin with several hooks upon which we can hang some useful ideas as we look down the line at an article from Regis Nichols at Crisis. First, in April 2017, a preface Benedict XVI wrote for the Russian translation … Continue reading

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Ready for the Epiphany Blessings

Getting ready for tomorrow’s blessing, this afternoon I removed the chalked inscription from my doorway. On Epiphany I will use blessed chalk to mark the door once again after blessing The Cupboard Under The Stairs. When the chalk is blessed … Continue reading

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An Argentinian bishop on Communion in the hand

An retired bishop in Argentina, age 92, Most Rev. Juan Rodolfo Laise, O.F.M.Cap. has a book: HOLY COMMUNION Communion in the Hand: Documents & History – Some Reflections on Spiritual Communion and the State of Grace – 2018 218 pages hardcover … Continue reading

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Special Blessing of Epiphany Water on the Vigil of Epiphany

Wonderful customs come with the Feast of the Epiphany.  Real Epiphany is 6 January, by the way.  Happily, this year it doesn’t get transferred to a Sunday because it falls on a Sunday. On Epiphany we find in the Roman … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Friday penance for a vegetarian

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have a question and I think you are the perfect ossified manualist to give me the answers I need. I am a vegetarian. When it comes to Friday Penance, am I covered because I am … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z rants at the beginning of a New Year of Salvation

I’ve noted with interest a number of reviews of the past year regarding the Church.  Not a few saw the last year as a “year from hell” or an “annus horribilis”. Sure.  That’s not unfair.  It was a very difficult … Continue reading

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CHRISTMASCAzT 2018 30: Active participation in the TLM and Novus Ordo

Once again this year I offer short daily podcasts to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord. Here is CHRISTMASCAzT 30, 7th day in the Octave of Christmas. These … Continue reading

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On changing the Italian text of the “Our Father”. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

At First Things, Charlotte Allen deftly explains the spectacularly bad move to change the official wording of the Lord’s Prayer in Italian. In effect, she points out that this tinkeritis (my word) is yet another abysmally obtuse reaction by bishops … Continue reading

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More thoughts about upcoming Pont. Comm. “Ecclesia Dei” document or suppression

I’ve been thinking quite a bit about the implications of a new Motu Proprio by which the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” might be suppressed because the “pastoral emergency” for which it was created is no long present.  It’s brief would, … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 2018 18: The damage liturgical ‘expertise’ has done to us!

Once again this year I offer short daily podcasts to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord. Here is ADVENTCAzT 18, for Wednesday in the 3rd Week of Advent. … Continue reading

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Priests and bishops who are probably going to Hell

There is a good piece at Crisis today about the Sacrament of Penance.  It touches on many issues, including availability of confession times, some poorly formed confessors who don’t acknowledge certain sins as sins, and the lack of support some … Continue reading

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TERRIFIC! School Choir accomplished, back to back, Solemn Roman and Eastern liturgy!

This is impressive by anyone’s standards. The wonderful Lyceum school in Cleveland, has a great choir.  They sang for a Pontifical Mass with Card. Burke and then a Divine Liturgy with Bp.Milan Lach. Read about it HERE. I want to … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Why should a Protestant convert and join the Catholic Church?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Why should a Protestant like me convert and join the Catholic church, given the current corruption that appears to reach all the way to the top? (This is not an idle question. I was ready to call a … Continue reading

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