Category Archives: Hard-Identity Catholicism

Card. Burke on attending SSPX chapels: only when “absolute necessity”

At the Deus Ex Machina Blog there is a video of a presentation given by Card. Burke (bow low here) on the occasion of the publication of his book Divine Love Made Flesh in Polish. Included at the blog is … Continue reading

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Juventutem Hungary … Introibo Foundation

Apart from the fact that they use a “J”, I am all for the Juventutem movement for young people who want the Traditional Roman Rite. I received this from the head of the Hungarian tribe of the same: Dear Father … Continue reading

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Remember! #AshWednesday Fast and abstinence! What’s your plan?

What are you all having for your meals today? I had a slice of toast this morning.  Later, probably a bowl of vegetable soup. For supper, after Mass… we’ll see.  Probably nothing. According to the 1983 Code of Canon Law for the … Continue reading

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Procession in Rome with the bodies of Sts. Padre Pio and Leopold Mandi?

The other day Fishwrap‘s Mickens, channeling his inner Luther, scurrilously dissed Catholics for venerating the relics of saints. HERE Pope Francis had the bodily remains of two great Capuchin confessors, that is saints who were great receivers of confessions, Sts. … Continue reading

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Card. Onaiyekan on the proper disposition to receive Holy Communion

I have had my eye on John Card. Onaiyekan, archbishop of Abuja in Nigeria, for some time. There was recently a Eucharistic Congress in the Philippines. Since Archbp. Piero Marini (former MC to JP2) is in charge of these conferences … Continue reading

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Some profess respect for separated heretical brethren, but hate unseparated traditional brethren

Fr. John Hunwicke has an interesting comment about the FSSP over at his excellency blog Mutual Enrichment.   This is the second of a short series.  He has a penchant for chain-posts, it seems.  You can find the rest over there.  Meanwhile, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Chapel veil at school Masses

From a readerette: I’m a sophomore in high school, and this past summer I was inspired to wear a veil. I recently obtained one and I suppose I’ll wear it at school Masses now. The thing is, I go to … Continue reading

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Fr. Murray: degrees of unbelief in God and in his revelation

My friend Fr. Gerald Murray hit another dinger at The Catholic Thing. A tease…  read the whole thing there. Cardinal Sarah and Our Silent Apostasy The book God or Nothing, a wide-ranging interview with Cardinal Robert Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation … Continue reading

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“I have confronted a few priests, as politely as possible, and hated every second of it.”

Most of us have have struggled at one point or another, often to the the point where a little trickle of blood emerges from the corner of our mouths, to bite our tongues during sermons.   Listening to at best pabulum and … Continue reading

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Is Christianity becoming a religion filled with cowards?

Go read the piece at Crisis: Has Christianity Become a Coward’s Religion? Sample: In such times it is right to wonder whether Christianity really has become a religion filled with cowards. Christianity is not a coward’s religion, for its truth … Continue reading

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