Category Archives: Our Catholic Identity

Moving feedback from a “gay” reader

This is the kind of note that make all the flak worthwhile: A thousand times, thank you for your blog. I’m a Catholic in no small part because of this blog. When I first entered the Church ten years ago, I fell … Continue reading

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A young writer tries to figure out Pope Francis’ harsh words for “traditionalists”

A couple of days ago Amerika Magazine, a Jesuit organ, there was a rather thoughtful piece by a young man about his experience of the Vetus Ordo, the Extraordinary Form, the “Tridentine” form of Mass in the Roman Rite. Here is … Continue reading

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Should a seminary headline a homosexualist activist as a speaker?

I’ve been made aware that Theological College in Washington DC, for their “Alumni Days” coming up in October, is scheduled to have homosexualist activist Jesuit Fr. James Martin as their speaker. HERE Theological College is the National Seminary of Catholic … Continue reading

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FIGHT BACK against anti-Catholics… including those IN the Church

You must rush to read the whole of Robert Royal’s latest column.  HERE I preface it with a reminder that I posted a tongue in check call to arms that wasn’t really tongue in cheek at all.  HERE Here’s the … Continue reading

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Ireland: manmade vocation wasteland

Ireland and the Catholic Church in Ireland have their problems.  Sadly, they gave some of those problems also to the USA.  However, since I am forever harping on praying for vocations to the priesthood, one problem in particular struck me … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can’t get “Liturgy of the Hours” in Latin – Wherein Fr. Z RANTS

From a seminarian… QUAERITUR: I am a seminarian for ___, and I have been looking for a 4 Vol. Latin Breviary [Liturgia Horarum] … I emailed the Libreria Editrice Vaticana and received this response: Dear Mr. __, I’m sorry to inform … Continue reading

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England and Wales to celebrate Ascension THURSDAY and Twelfth Night!

I saw at the site of the Bishops Conference of England and Wales, that Epiphany and Ascension Thursday, are to be celebrated on their proper days! Huzzah! Although, they waffled a little with Epiphany. No more Ascension Thursday Sunday in … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Civil divorce but stay together as married couple?

From a reader: I (think) I have a tough question (“hagan lío”?): Can a man and a woman, who validly embraced the Sacrament of Marriage 10 years ago and who STILL WANT to carry on living as husband and wife … Continue reading

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Canonist Ed Peters’ observations about post-Conciliar liturgical as “irreversible”

Today canonist Ed Peters provides some helpful notes (HERE) about something His Holiness of Our Lord said the other day about the liturgical reform after Vatican II being irreversible.   Pope Francis seemed in invoke the Magisterium. Peters explains what … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 12th Sunday after Pentecost: RUN! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!

Today’s Collect survived the liturgico-surgical scalpels of the Bugniniites (cf. BUGNINICARE – “If you like your Latin in the Mass, you can keep your Latin in the Mass!”) to live on in the Novus Ordo for the 31st Sunday of … Continue reading

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Great story of a humble man who saw the Blessed Virgin

Be sure to read this at the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald. The five-year-old who testified to the Knock apparition Today [21 August 2017] is the 138th anniversary of the apparition of the Blessed Virgin, along with St … Continue reading

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The revitalization of a parish in ultra-lib land

Do you remember when Fr. Illo at a parish in San Francisco decided to stop the service at the altar by females (YAY!) and the world came down on his head. In the Catholic Herald, the UK’s best Catholic weekly, there … Continue reading

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To those shushing Convert Muzzlers…

Take THIS! Marcus Grodi, of the Coming Home Network, has a new book just for YOU. From Atheism to Catholicism US HERE – UK HERE I wonder if there is anyone out there who knows converts as Marcus Grodi does. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can I go with my children to SSPX Masses twice a month?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Lets cut to the chase my soul is torn. I asked the Blessed Mother to save my children and give them Catholic friends (they know NONE right now) I have lived my whole life without knowing … Continue reading

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REQUEST TO READERS: Good books for new fathers to be

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father, my wife and I are expecting our first child, and I wondered if you could recommend any good, solid books for new Catholic fathers please? Congratulations! Good question. I’ll open this to the readership. Meanwhile, … Continue reading

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