Category Archives: Hard-Identity Catholicism

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, which … 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 for the … 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 difficult … 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, asks Dan … 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 the … 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 Power … 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 if he … Continue reading

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The effect of lay participation on the souls of priests

Today during Mass I was struck hard with something, which reinforced an observation I read recently in an email.  In effect, the priestly writer said that priests, who are under constant and insidious attacks by the Devil, are therefore also constantly at … Continue reading

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3 June – St. Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs, victims of homosexual depravity

While today is, in the traditional calendar of the Roman Rite, the Vigil of Pentecost, in the Ordinary Form calendar today is the feast of St. Charles Lwanga and companions, murder victims and martyrs of homosexual depravity.
Today we might contemplate … Continue reading

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D. Madison – Five First Saturdays during Fatima Centenary – Answering Our Lady’s Call

Answering Our Lady’s Call
Five First Saturdays at St. Mary’s Church, Pine Bluff, WI
This year we are observing the 100th anniversaries of the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima, Portugal, from May to October 1917.
Central to the messages given by the … Continue reading

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Archd. Denver restores order of the Sacraments of Initiation

This comes from the National Catholic Register.
Archbp. Samuel Aquila of Denver has decided to make some changes.
Making Benedict XVI’s Dream Come True in Denver
On Pentecost Sunday, Archbishop Samuel Aquila made history in the U.S. by announcing that the Archdiocese of … Continue reading

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The penny dropped for another musician

The penny dropped for another musician.
At increasingly useful Crisis today I read a piece by a musician about the state of church music today.  His summary: disaster resulted from the degradation of sacred worship in Latin.   Of course it did. … Continue reading

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