Category Archives: Hard-Identity Catholicism

Fr. Murray answers Card. Kasper, et alii: “Why is the Church not as merciful as God?”

Over at The Catholic Thing Fr. Gerald E. Murray has a good essay about denial of Holy Communion: it isn’t “punishment”.  With a few edits…
Denial of Communion Awakens Conscience
By Fr. Gerald E. Murray
Cardinal Walter Kasper published another article in the run-up … Continue reading

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Concrete suggestions for the Synod of Bishops

The issue of Communion for those in irregular marriages, and for other sinners as well, is not to be quickly solved.  Rushing to amend the annulment process seems to me a bad idea.
However, there are a couple things that Bishops, … Continue reading

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Couple tells Pope about welcoming homosexual “couples” in parishes. Fr. Z muses.

You can expect that those who support Communion for the divorced and civilly remarried will find eager allies in those who support the homosexualist agenda.  The former are willing (or want) to detach the sexual act from marriage.  The latter … Continue reading

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“Five Cardinals Book” in defense of marriage, tradition – Remaining in the Truth of Christ

UPDATE 10 Oct: Amazon seems to be selling out as fast as they are stocking. 
HOWEVER, the good news is that the book is available for KINDLE (USA) for $12.86, which is much less than the paperback. HERE  It was $9.99.   … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can bishop/rector forbid seminarians from attending Extraordinary Form?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Can a bishop in a diocese forbid seminarians from attending the extraordinary form of the Mass?
This is happening in the ___ diocese. My friend who just entered this seminary informed me of this when I invited him to … Continue reading

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OK CITY: Archbp. Coakley exorcised Civil Center after evil event

I saw this at the Oklahoman:

Satan has left the building.
Roman Catholic Archbishop Paul S. Coakley and a priest performed “prayers of exorcism” to rid the Civic Center Music Hall of evil spirits that may have lingered after a satanic “black … Continue reading

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FOLLOW UP: Good news on the Spanish Front! – Spanish TLMs in D. Raleigh a success!

Do you recall that just a while back I posted about a parish initiative launched by Fr. Paul Parkerson in Dunn, North Carolin in the Diocese of Raleigh?  HERE
In his parish he implemented two TLMs on Sundays.  One will have English … Continue reading

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¡Hagan lío! Taking HIM to the streets!

From the Catholic Sentinel:
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Attendance at Mass remains central to Catholics’ faith because they must be nourished by Jesus’ body and blood or they will not remain strong Catholics, said Bishop Peter J. Jugis of Charlotte.
“Take a moment … Continue reading

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When inculturation is wrong: “whoring after ephemeral relevance, a prostitution to the present age”

Over at Corpus Christi Watershed there is a good piece by Prof. Peter Kwasniewski of Wyoming Catholic College about inculturation.
Inculturation is unavoidable.  Inculturation has given us magnificent benefits.  If you want a good example of great inculturation try: Baroque.
But inculturation … Continue reading

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St. Pio and the Smell Test

Today is the feast of St. Pio of Pietrelcina.  “Padre Pio”.  A prayer HERE
What do you suppose Padre Pio would have thought about the notion that the divorced and civilly remarried should be readmitted to Holy Communion without a discernible … Continue reading

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