Category Archives: Hard-Identity Catholicism

Good Friday, Fasting, Abstaining, and You

Two days of the year Catholics are asked both to fast and to abstain from meat.
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 … Continue reading

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STATIONS OF THE CROSS (audio from Fr. Z)

Many parishes and chapels will have the Via Crucis or Stations of the Cross during Lent.
What version does your parish use?  
Let’s get some titles/versions/authors and we might have a poll later on.
I have audio projects with the Way of the Cross.
Here … Continue reading

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A note about the term Church Militant

I post this because our dear Michael Sean Winters had a little nutty about my use of this term over at the Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter).
All of you Catholics who are reading this, even if you mostly identify with … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Opening of 40 Hours at the London Oratory!

My friends at the London Oratory know how to do it right.

If you are in London, take in some of Forty Hours.

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ASK FATHER: Will the Extraordinary Form outlast the Novus Ordo? Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Since His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI has allowed the Latin mass to be celebrated by Priest without special per mission, many younger Priest and young Catholics have been celebrating the Latin mass more often. Do you think this … Continue reading

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NRO: Pope Francis Enters His Third Year of Scolding Introverts

At NRO, Nicholas Frankovich, a deputy managing editor, has some sharp comments on Pope Francis as he begins the third year of his pontificate. You can sense the frustration in his commentary, along with his hope.
There is a lot to … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! PLENARY INDULGENCE on FRIDAYS OF LENT!

The usual conditions of confession, Communion and detachment from even venial sin apply, but here is a great opportunity to gain a Plenary Indulgence for those who go to Mass on Fridays of Lent!
The Handbook of Indulgences has this:
22. Look … Continue reading

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Reason #142 for Summorum Pontificum

This is from Vatican Radio:
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis and the Roman Curia are in the middle of their weeklong Spiritual Exercises in Ariccia, outside Rome.
According to L’Osservatore Romano, the retreat master, Carmelite Father Bruno Secondin, has shared reflections with the … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 04: Saturday after Ash Wednesday

Today is Saturday after Ash Wednesday.
Reminder: GO TO CONFESSION!

Here is another 5 minute daily podcast for Lent.  They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season.

 http://www.wdtprs.com/lentcazt15/04_lenctcazt2015.mp3
I am … Continue reading

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“Do not exaggerate, overestimate, what a Pope can do….”

The inimitable Fr. Hunwicke has a good reminder at his fine blog HERE about papal authority (my emphases):
Two points. Despite the anxieties entertained by the Intellectuals on both sides of this question … the Traditionalists and the Tablettentendenz … I … Continue reading

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