Category Archives: Hard-Identity Catholicism

In the wake of #AmorisLaetitia (aka #FamiliarisDivortio )

The other day I wryly wrote about what may take place in the wake of the now Post-Synodal Apostolic Letter Amoris laetitia (aka Familiaris divortio): Benedict, in Summorum, emancipated both the older form of Mass and priests who say it! … Continue reading

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Another reaction to #Amorislaetitia – “The cowardice and hubris of Pope Francis” (Hang on tight!)

Reactions to Amoris laetitia, the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation (I’m getting tired of typing that out), are mixed between cloying gushes and frustrated contempt. The following is surely more along the lines of the later. I present it here because he … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: #ConsecratedWidows – ACTION ITEM!

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Easter blessings Father! God has given me the gift of widowhood and I feel He is calling me to offer it back to Him as a dedicated or consecrated widow. Is there and current progress in … Continue reading

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The Infamous #Footnote351 read through the lens of the Prodigal Son and his prostitutes

In the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Amoris laetitia, there is a footnote, an infamous footnote in par. 305 . Context: Because of forms of conditioning and mitigating factors, it is possible that in an objective situation of sin – which may … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 143: Fulton J. Sheen – “In the face of this false broadmindedness, what the world needs is intolerance.”

With a biretta tip to my friend Fr. Heilman at Roman Catholic Man, this PODCAzT welcomes today’s guest Ven. Fulton J. Sheen.  We will hear his Plea for Intolerance … yes, you read that right. It seems appropriate to read this … Continue reading

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More analysis: “There will be those who will try and contort #AmorisLaetitia into the Kaspser proposal”

The newly released Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Amoris laetitia in English is HERE. From the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald, some analysis of Amoris laetitia. My emphases and comments. Francis has left Church teaching on Communion for the divorced and remarried … Continue reading

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Robert Royal on ‘Amoris Laetitia’: Beautiful, Moving, and Divisive… Chaos and conflict, not Catholicity

I begin with a call for prayer.  Please pray, then read. Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope! To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To thee do we send up … Continue reading

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SSPX Bp. Fellay on Francis and “peripheries”

Sandro Magister has a long piece (in Italian) about the remarks made recently by SSPX Bishop and Superior Bernard Fellay.  HERE  The SSPX website has posted a video interview with Fellay, arranged according to some bullet point questions.  HERE One … Continue reading

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A Tenebrae excerpt: “O my people! lament, like a virgin”

The Lamentations of Fr. Z include verses on the loss of the singing of Tenebrae, whole and entire in its proper language. The ordering of the psalms is not particularly profound, but the antiphons and responsories are simply incomparable in … Continue reading

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Wednesday of Holy Week: The Whole Megillah

During Holy Week, in the traditional Roman Rite we read or sing all four Gospel accounts of the Passion of the Lord. Tomorrow, Spy Wednesday, we read or sing the whole Passion according to Luke.  Mass can get a little … Continue reading

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“Dear Traditionalists,…” Wherein Fr. Z repeats a rant.

Two years ago today I posted this. I haven’t changed my mind one little bit. Not an iota. I had this from a reader. He said he was not advocating these things. However, liberals will advocate them. I’ve got some … Continue reading

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New interview with Benedict XVI in Avvenire

I just noticed the news at LifeSite that Pope (Emeritus) Benedict XVI gave an interview to Avvenire, which is the daily of the Italian Bishops Conference. Yes, they have their own newspaper. The interview is refreshing. At this point I … Continue reading

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Archd. Omaha: Custodian destroys Mary Poppins mannequin, Buddha on display in Cathedral

In a way what follows echoes the post about concerts in churches.  HERE  What is appropriate in a church and what is not? This remarkable bit of news is from Omaha.com: Kelly: With a pair of bolt cutters and sense … Continue reading

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Priest shortage = self-inflicted wound

My old pastor, the late Msgr. Schuler used to make mordent remarks about the suicidal vocations efforts of the Archdiocese. “They’re like people during a famine who wring their hands and discuss how they are all going to starve to … Continue reading

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WINNIPEG: Children learn Latin and excel in other areas

From the Winnipeg Free Press: Students ‘carpe diem’ [No they don’t.  Carpe is a singular imperative.] Latin class finds modern uses for ancient language [Like passing language and reasoning portions of placement exams?] With just a tiny bit of prompting, … Continue reading

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