Category Archives: Hard-Identity Catholicism

ASK FATHER: Proposals to priests to “enrich” the Novus Ordo from Tradition

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I’ve recently come across an article on NLM titled “A Primer for aTradition-Minded Celebration of the OF Mass.” As you can assume, this article has suggestions for celebrating the OF Mass traditionally. My question is this: which of the suggestions can … Continue reading

Please share!
Posted in ¡Hagan lío!, "How To..." - Practical Notes, Hard-Identity Catholicism, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000 | Tagged , | 26 Comments

How Pope John Paul II once saved a fallen priest from despair, homelessness and alcoholism

I have come to dread interviews with Popes.  I have from the beginning of the interviews decades ago.  I generally read them anyway because, well, I have to, don’t I.
The recent book interview / conversation with Dominique Wolton released in … Continue reading

Please share!
Posted in ¡Hagan lío!, Hard-Identity Catholicism, Mail from priests, Pope Francis, Priests and Priesthood, Semper Paratus | Tagged , , | 17 Comments

Worship, Memory and You

This morning at NLM Peter Kwasniewski makes some points about liturgy and memory, memorization, which are quite good… so good that I have made them myself in the past.  Here is a good bit:
This requirement [for priests who say the … Continue reading

Please share!
Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Hard-Identity Catholicism, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000 | Tagged , | 15 Comments

The young want the patrimony of which they have been defrauded!

One of my perennial tropes is that generations of Catholics have been robbed.  They have been cheated out of their patrimony.  They have been defrauded of their inheritance.   When the libs “reformed” the Church’s liturgical worship with little regard for … Continue reading

Please share!
Posted in ¡Hagan lío!, Hard-Identity Catholicism, Liberals, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, The Coming Storm, The Drill, The future and our choices | 54 Comments

The crisis of priestly vocations: good advice from a smart priest

More on the issue of vocations to the priesthood.  Allow me, first, to say that the “crisis” of vocations was created and it’s perpetuation is also not only tolerated but, in some places, fostered.  That said, it is probable that in most … Continue reading

Please share!
Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Hard-Identity Catholicism, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Mail from priests, Priests and Priesthood, Seminarians and Seminaries, Semper Paratus, The Coming Storm, The future and our choices, Turn Towards The Lord | Tagged , , | 30 Comments

Fr Aidan Nichols: ‘Amoris Laetitia’ has led to an “extremely grave” situation

When Fr. Aidan Nichols, OP, has an opinion, it’s a good idea to pay attention.
Fr. Nichols is concerned about what is happening because of Amoris laetitia.
From the Catholic Herald:
Leading theologian: change canon law to correct papal errors
Fr Aidan Nichols, a prolific … Continue reading

Please share!
Posted in ¡Hagan lío!, Be The Maquis, Hard-Identity Catholicism, Pò sì jiù, Si vis pacem para bellum!, The Coming Storm, The Drill, The future and our choices | Tagged , , | 20 Comments

ASK FATHER: Priest took ill at homily, another priest took over

First, I must remind readers that, to ask a question – ASK FATHER Question Box – please use the ASK FATHER contact form in the top menu.  Don’t just send questions, even if you have some prior email contact with … Continue reading

Please share!
Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, Hard-Identity Catholicism, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000 | Tagged , , | 16 Comments

BRICK BY BRICK in Montana! Priests making the TLM HAPPEN!

This is for your Brick By Brick file.  Had I known about this, I might have attended!  I spent a lot of time during my young summers between Billings and Greybull in N. Wyoming.
From a reader…
Have you heard about this … Continue reading

Please share!
Posted in ¡Hagan lío!, "How To..." - Practical Notes, Fr. Z KUDOS, Hard-Identity Catholicism, Just Too Cool, Mail from priests | Tagged | 10 Comments

If Fishwrap and modernist Jesuits had their way…

Writers for the Fishwrap (aka National Sodomitic Reporter) and Amerika type Jesuits want us to become like these forward-looking, progressives whom they so idolize.
This was sent by a friend.  Here’s a smattering with my emphases and comments.
From American Conservative:
Spin Of The Year [Accompanied by a pic … Continue reading

Please share!
Posted in ¡Hagan lío!, Hard-Identity Catholicism, Liberals, Lighter fare, Pò sì jiù, You must be joking! | Tagged , | 17 Comments

@MichaelSWinters nasty remark about converts. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Today there is a “Defense of Converts” in First Things.  
There is a defense because there was an attack.
A couple days back, at the Fishwrap (aka National Sodomitic Reporter), the Wile E. Coyote of the catholic Left, Michael Sean Winters, attacked converts.
At Al … Continue reading

Please share!
Posted in Green Inkers, Hard-Identity Catholicism, Liberals, New Evangelization, Our Catholic Identity, Wherein Fr. Z Rants | Tagged , , , , | 13 Comments

To the defeatists

Some years back, 19 March 2013 to be exact, I published here a manifesto entitled “Dear Traditionalists” to which I return from time to time. I still adhere to it.
In that piece I featured a photo of aspiring Navy SEALs … Continue reading

Please share!
Posted in ¡Hagan lío!, "How To..." - Practical Notes, Be The Maquis, Hard-Identity Catholicism, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Our Catholic Identity, Si vis pacem para bellum!, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM, The Coming Storm, The future and our choices | Tagged , | 31 Comments

Wherein Fr. Z rants: Card. Sarah’s proposals for “mutual enrichment”

I mentioned the firehose effect of onrushing news in another post.  There are strong debates going on over many important issues right now.  One of those which most interests me has been stoked by the 10th anniversary of Benedict XVI’s … Continue reading

Please share!
Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Hard-Identity Catholicism, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Wherein Fr. Z Rants | Tagged , , , , , , | 60 Comments

Pope Francis and Pope Benedict on Europe’s future

Pope Francis gave an interview to the 93 year old atheist Eugenio Scalfari who, when he was young, was a Fascist and then later a Socialist and, in previous interviews with the Pope didn’t take notes or make recordings.
In La … Continue reading

Please share!
Posted in Benedict XVI, Hard-Identity Catholicism, Pope Francis, The Coming Storm, The Drill, The future and our choices, The Last Acceptable Prejudice, The Religion of Peace, Turn Towards The Lord | Tagged | 31 Comments

ASK FATHER: Corruption, sodomy, drugs, infidelity… How can we trust anything from Rome? Wherein Fr. Z rants.

UPDATE:
Feedback from a reader…
In a recent post, you respond to a question about the distress that is caused by the latest homosexual scandal in the Vatican. You pointed out that the enemy will attack, “in particular,” those who have influence over others. Among … Continue reading

Please share!
Posted in ¡Hagan lío!, "How To..." - Practical Notes, ACTION ITEM!, ASK FATHER Question Box, Be The Maquis, Four Last Things, GO TO CONFESSION, Hard-Identity Catholicism, Si vis pacem para bellum!, The Coming Storm, The Drill, The future and our choices, Wherein Fr. Z Rants | Tagged , , , , | 41 Comments

Reflections on Summorum Pontificum with hard words and truths

At NRO there is a good piece, a reflection on the 10th Anniversary of Summorum Pontificum.  Let’s see it with my usual treatment.   He starts out talking about how the late William Buckley had invited him to attend a TLM … Continue reading

Please share!
Posted in Hard-Identity Catholicism, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Si vis pacem para bellum!, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM | Tagged , | 14 Comments