Category Archives: Hard-Identity Catholicism

Ash Wednesday, Fasting, Abstaining, and You

According to the 1983 Code of Canon Law for the Latin Church, Latin Church Catholics are bound to observe fasting and abstinence on Ash Wednesday.
Here are some details. I am sure you know them already, but they are good to … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How can I gain a plenary indulgence as fast as I can?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
My grandfather just passed away after a long and painful sickness. He received last rites and Viaticum last Monday. How can I gain a plenary indulgence for him as fast as I can?
First, my condolences, I am sure … Continue reading

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Card. Burke: “Liturgy is absolutely the first act of the New Evangelization.”

At The Wanderer there is part 1 of a new interview with His Eminence Raymond Card. Burke.
See if this isn’t exactly what I have been talking about for… how long now?
“The Sacred Liturgy is absolutely the first act of the New Evangelization. Unless … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Salvation “outside” the Church

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
To begin, I want to let you know how much I enjoy reading your blog – Thank you. I have always struggled with the teaching of “Extra ecclesiam nulla salus”. Is this doctrinal? My thoughts always go to … Continue reading

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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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