Category Archives: Hard-Identity Catholicism

Roman Concrete, the Roman Rite, and YOU

The ancient Romans really knew how to build. They built the Roman Rite, after all. The Roman Rite is a foundation of the West. The Roman Rite reflects the Roman “Thing”, its genius.  The Roman genius is to be concrete, … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 4th Sunday after Pentecost: O Captain, my Captain!

I may have quoted Whitman, but, no, I’m not talking about Abraham Lincoln. Today’s prayer is found in ancient sacramentaries, such as the Veronese and the “Hadrian” version of the Gregorian, and the so-called Gelasian.  It is unchanged in the … Continue reading

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Wherein another reader does indeed “throw in the towel”

From a reader: In light of your rather depressed email correspondent [HERE], I want to share a more uplifting story. […] I have again become a Roamin’ Catholic. After decades as a “Novus Ordo Catholic,” I have thrown in the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: When do traditional Catholics throw in the towel?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have been engaged in a deep theological and spiritual crisis for 10 years now, struggling to remain Catholic or finally cross the Bosphorus and convert to Orthodoxy. [pffffft] It seems that with every passing day, … Continue reading

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OLDIE PODCAzT 88: Consecration of the Human Race to the Sacred Heart; Leo XIII’s Annum Sacrum

Here is my now “oldie” PODCAzT from 2009.  As I listened to this, I was struck by how timely it still is, especially about how some are trying to banish Christ and the Church from the public square. ORIGINAL 11 June … Continue reading

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BUX “We are in a full crisis of faith!” Wherein Fr. Z muses on the times.

Some of you will remember those commercials years ago where some guys, sitting with friends is a loud restaurant, says something like, “My broker is Joe Bagofdonuts.  Joe says…”, and suddenly the entire restaurant is dead still with everyone leaning … Continue reading

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Corpus Christi in bombed out Cologne in 1947

No, no… everything is better now since the “reforms” of the liturgy and the way doctrine and law have been de-emphasized in the name of the spirit of Vatican II.  No.  Everything is so much better now… really… better.. it … Continue reading

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Takin’ Him To The Streets

‘Tis the season for processions.  We Catholics love to process with the Blessed Sacrament and in honor of the Most Sacred Heart of the Lord and also to venerate Our Lady and many patronal saints.  Some time ago I posted … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Corpus Christi: I affirm my subjugation to Christ vanquisher of hell and my sins.

In the traditional Roman calendar for the 1962 Missale Romanum today, Thursday, is the Feast of Corpus Domini, or Corpus Christi.  In the post-Conciliar Missal’s calendar today is also Corpus Christi. In the Novus Ordo many people will observe Corpus Christi on Sunday, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Missa Sicca – “Dry Mass”

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father, what are your thoughts about Dry Masses or Missa Sicca? I found a Carthusian Breviary that there is an appendix for it, as well as Michael Lofton of Church Militant derived from it as well … Continue reading

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Your Trinity Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point (at least not a heretical point) made in the (sometimes dreaded) sermon for your Trinity Sunday Mass of Obligation? The dogma of the Most Holy Trinity is not only a mystery, it is a really … Continue reading

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Catholic Herald: Is there really an Old Mass revival?

From the UK’s best Catholic weekly the Catholic Herald, print edition (subscribe HERE).  My emphases and comments. Is there really an Old Mass revival? Ten years ago Benedict XVI lifted restrictions on the Old Rite. So what had changed in Britain, … Continue reading

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Obligatory reading? Differing suggestions.

I’m sure you are all wondering what is going on at the Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter – aka National Sodomitic Reporter these days.  A quick scan of their stories includes: When women become a clear and present danger at … Continue reading

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Card. Sarah’s stellar talk on urgent needs for our sacred liturgical worship

Robert Card. Sarah is quite simply terrific and profound. He opened a conference on Sacred Liturgy in Milan with clear, simple, deep, and urgent remarks about what is needed in our liturgical worship today. Read Card. Sarah’s great book The … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can demons enter a church during the Traditional Latin Mass?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: When I first read your post on how the laity’s deportment affects the priest’s soul, [HERE] I thought you were saying you’d been physically struck by the devil during Mass. When I went back to ascertain … Continue reading

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