Category Archives: Our Catholic Identity

Your View From The Pew: SSPX Chapel

UPDATE: I’ve been informed that this is not an SSPX chapel, but rather an FSSP chapel! And yet my sentiments stand. ___ I had an interesting series of texts this morning from a friend in New Jersey. First, he sent … Continue reading

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About Manchester and other terrorist attacks – a couple of rants and ACTION ITEM!

My heart goes out to the people harmed in the recent terror attack in Manchester, England. As the usual reportage goes on, I’ve been getting messages on my phone from a friend which underscore something important not being well addressed … Continue reading

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GOOD BOOKS: For LutherFest 500 and for the TLM

I get quite a few books for review. I can’t handle all of them, but this one, for sure, I will recommend even before I read it… and I will read it. This is timely. Luther and His Progeny: 500 … Continue reading

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A diocese entrusted to Our Lady

His Excellency, Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison and the Extraordinary Ordinary, recently consecrated the diocese entrusted to his charge to Our Lady of Fatima. He said: “Jesus, we now want to imitate you and entrust ourselves to … Continue reading

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Marian Procession in Chicago

Our friends at St. John Cantius in Chicago had a wonderful opening to their observances of the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima.  Among the other festivities, they had a procession. Here are a couple of … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How to build TLM interest at a sound parish?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I am blessed to attend an OF parish where the teaching is orthodox and the liturgy reverent and beautiful (including parts of the mass sung in Latin). Several families have begun expressing an interest in an … Continue reading

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Fatima’s major theme and YOU

I think that what happened at Fatima is an event that is ongoing, with urgent ramifications for us today. Taken all together, the central message of Our Lady in her apparitions at Fatima is the urgent need to pray, do penance, … Continue reading

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DECREE of Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” about 13 May 2017 – Our Lady of Fatima

ORIGINALLY Published on: Apr 5, 2017 I received from the offices of the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” the following DECREE. This decree says that on 13 May 2017, the 100th Anniversary of the apparitions at Fatima, it is granted and permitted using … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: It’s hard to be a part of a bitter community.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My friend and I have been attending Mass in the EF for several years. We are the pioneer “young ” adults in our Latin Mass community. We were discussing the other day how both of us … Continue reading

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I just don’t get the whoopdeedoo about Luther this year in the Catholic Church.

I received a note from priest friend.  He included a PDF of an article to be published.  Here is the synopsis: Synopsis: A close analysis of Kasper’s book on Mercy reveals a powerful embrace of Luther’s theology of grace and … Continue reading

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The Embarrassed College of the Holy Cross

My friend Fr. Martin Fox, at his blog Bonfire Of The Vanities, writes today about a Catholic college for the Holy Cross, hence, College of the Holy Cross.  He picked it up from NRO. They are wringing their hands over maybe changing … Continue reading

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YOUNG ADULTS! ALERT! Of the TLM, WYD and You.

I received a note from Juventutem. Report of President Bertalan Kiss on WYD Conference in Rome At the invitation of the Holy See, Bertalan Kiss – the President of the Fœderatio Internationalis Juventutem – spent much of the first week of passiontide … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How to go to confession to an SSPX priest

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I now happen to live 10 minutes’ walk from the local FSSPX chapel here in London. I don’t intend to make it my customary place for Mass (tempting as that is) unless and until a regularisation … Continue reading

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Archd. Kansas City breaks with Girl Scouts, tied to Big Business Abortion provider Planned Parenthood, etc.

I was alerted to a statement (HERE) from His Excellency Most Reverend Joseph Naumann that the Archdiocese of Kansas City (Kansas) is instructing parishes to cut their ties with the Girl Scouts because of their support of Big Business Abortion – Planned … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes and a “fervorino”

Was there a good point in the sermon you heard for your Mass of Sunday obligation? Let us know. Here’s a mini-sermon, a bloggy fervorino for this Sunday. For a couple days one of you readers has been sending me … Continue reading

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