Category Archives: Our Catholic Identity

ASK FATHER: Why should a Protestant convert and join the Catholic Church?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Why should a Protestant like me convert and join the Catholic church, given the current corruption that appears to reach all the way to the top?
(This is not an idle question. I was ready to call a priest and learn more, … Continue reading

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Thoughts, deeds for @BishopMorlino. Your feedback, homework!

I am deeply moved by all the emails I have received after the too early passing of Bp. Robert Morlino of Madison, the Extraordinary Ordinary (the ExO).
People have written from all over the world.  They sense that this is an … Continue reading

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Card. Sarah on kneeling before the Eucharist, Communion in the hand

The other day I visited the chapel of an important Marian apparition.  There were many pilgrims including groups of young people.  A worker nun breezily made a sort of bow to the Blessed Sacrament as she passed before the tabernacle.
That … Continue reading

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ESOLEN: 50 Years of Effete and Infertile Liturgical Culture Is Enough

Anthony Esolen, author of the new book Nostalgia (BUY IT NOW! US HERE – UK HERE) has a column describing the dangerous roll of the dice it is to find a place to go to Sunday Mass when away from home … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Training classes on Sundays

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I need to take various training courses (ie: first aid, CPR and AED training, as well as Suicide Intervention training, etc) to meet the qualifications for more gainful employment. It used to be they would hire you and pay for and … Continue reading

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More garbage from Germany: Communion for Protestants

That caput malorum omnium, Germany, has produced another nasty that will take years of effort to clean up, if it can ever be cleaned up.
LifeSite has it.  A German bishop, Felix Genn of Münster, published
a guide about the pastoral care for married … Continue reading

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Truly pathetic musings at the Fishwrap about priesthood and those halcyon days of Vatican II

The Fishwrap sure lived up to its name this time.  Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) has gushy piece about a reunion of old men who were seminarians of class 1966 at the Pontifical North American College in Rome.  The arrived in Rome in … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Could the Church make “communal services” the norm for the Sacrament of Penance?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Father,
In John 20:22-24, it says “And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “I am doubting that the current Catholic Church is the Church it has always claimed to be”

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Father, Please pray for me as I go through some deep doubts. Additionally, I would appreciate it if you can shed some light on
them: I have complete confidence in the veracity of the claims that the Church used to make, but … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How to gain the 1-8 November plenary indulgence

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Thanks to you and your blog, I am intending to receive a plenary indulgence or three (aim high!) for the souls in purgatory over Nov 1 – Nov 8. Reading through the Manual of Indulgences, from the fourth edition (1999) of … Continue reading

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Card. Zen’s op-ed in the NYT

Be sure to read thoroughly the opinion piece in the NYT offered a couple days ago by His Eminence Joseph Card. Zen Ze-Kiun, Bishop Emeritus of Hong Kong. HERE
The Pope Doesn’t Understand China
I know the Church in China, I know … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Parish records and confidentiality

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Is there any church law which prevents sacramental records from being made public? I have seen church records used for online family trees that show living family members illegitimacy.
Interesting question.
The law says that parishes must keep sacramental records, … Continue reading

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The collapse of Dutch Mass attendance

This came via a reader.
Agensir.it:
Netherlands: religious belonging and attendance still decreasing. Only 6% of those who say they are Catholic attend Sunday Mass
51% of Dutch people over 15 years of age do not belong to any Church or to any … Continue reading

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Fr. Longenecker: “ALL ARE WELCOME…TO WHAT EXACTLY?”

Pop over the Fr. Longenecker’s place and read his post: “All Are Welcome”
He rips the skin from the faux calls for diversity and multiculturalism and, especially, “gay” hollering we are force to hear so much.
Sample:
I’m reminded of a gay activist … Continue reading

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Advice for #Synod2018 about young people and traditional liturgy

Julian Kwasniewski (any relation to…?   Nah… couldn’t be…) interviewed Archp. Sample of Portland and the transcript of the interview is parked at NLM.   The interview took place last June.
Archbp. Sample talks about why young people are attracted to traditional liturgical … Continue reading

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