Category Archives: Hard-Identity Catholicism

A college campus chapel goes ‘ad orientem’

Our leaders and pastors must open their eyes to the obvious. For your Brick By Brick file from a reader… I wanted to email you and let you know some good developments at the Newman Center at Wichita State University. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: The benefits of sacraments in the state of mortal sin

From a reader… I’ve recently learned that the graces of the sacrament of marriage are not received until or unless the person is in a state of grace. Looking back at my own life, how blind and foolish I was, … Continue reading

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Symbolon Quicumque

I penned this for the Catholic Herald, the UK’s best Catholic weekly. The mighty foe of Arians, St Athanasius of Alexandria (d 373), Bishop and Doctor of the Church, is celebrated on 2 May in both the newer and the … Continue reading

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Of Prisoners and Devotions

If we want to succeed in our initiatives in the Church, initiatives directed both ad intra and ad extra, we must revitalize our Catholic identity.  To revitalize our Catholic identity, we need, first and foremost, a renewal of our sacred liturgical worship, primarily … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Sunday Mass obligation when traveling to remote places

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I travel to many places that don’t have a church (e.g. remote areas of Nepal; Bhutan; Ladakh) so I can’t attend Mass. What do I do? Pray the Rosary? This question has been answered many times, … Continue reading

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Are you anxious, upset, confused about the Church today? Wherein Fr. Z rants.

In this time of confusion over doctrine and praxis, many people ask me in email what they can do either to maintain equilibrium, or else to “be the maquis”, as it were, and join the resistance against the liberal undermining of … Continue reading

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Are you a Sponsor for a Confirmand? Will you be one? Food for thought.

Many of you out there are godparents or sponsors for confirmands (from Latin confirmandus… “someone about to be confirmed”. Some of are are about to take on this responsibility. Yes, this is a “responsibility”. Sometimes you may be asked by … Continue reading

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UPDATE: A bishop urges priests to encourage reception of Holy Communion on the tongue, kneeling. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

UPDATE 19 April 2017: The full, transcribed text of Bp. Morlino’s sermon is available HERE ___ Originally Published on: Apr 12, 2017 Last night, Tuesday in Holy Week, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, the Extraordinary Ordinary, Bishop of … Continue reading

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URGENT: Benedict XVI’s new text about Sacred Liturgy – The Russian Preface™

For years I have contended that if we do not revitalize our sacred liturgical worship, every initiative we undertake as a Church will wither and face.  Everything we do must start in worship and must be brought back to liturgical worship.  We must … Continue reading

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The Banner of the Five Wounds

Fr. Hunwicke has brought us the news that the mighty Banner of the Five Wounds – beloved of Catholics and hated by their Protestant persecutors – again flies free.  He posted that the Catholic chaplaincy in Cardiff has flown the … Continue reading

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Good Friday Reminder: Fasting, Abstaining, and You

Tomorrow is Good Friday. Let’s review our obligations before the day arrives so that we aren’t taken by surprise. Two days of the year we modern Latin Church Catholics are asked both to fast and to abstain from meat. According to the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Palm Sunday singing of Passion was long!

From a  reader… I attend the extraordinary form of the Mass every 6-8 weeks. I’d attend more frequently, but my wife isn’t there yet. So I have a general appreciation for the usus antiquior. That being said, at the Palm … Continue reading

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VIDEO: FSSP – Requiem recording project

For your Just Too Cool file. And now … available for PRE-ORDER at a reduced price.  Release date: 12 May 2017 US HERE – UK HERE

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Attacks on the magisterium and liturgical translation – Wherein Fr. Z rants

The Magisterium is under attack.  There are strong, highly placed forces in the Church today who are undermining, firstly, the magisterium of John Paul II.  Of course it won’t stop there.  It can’t.  Each pontificate’s magisterial teachings ought to be … Continue reading

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Fishwrap’s nutty over Card. Sarah’s address in Germany

Over at the Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) the “Wile E. Coyote of contemporary liberal catholicism”, Michael Sean Winters, had a nutty about Card. Sarah’s message to the Summorum Pontificum colloquium in Germany.  HERE He picked on the new ICEL translation a bit, blah … Continue reading

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