Category Archives: Our Catholic Identity

ASK FATHER: Is a concelebrated Mass just one Mass or several Masses?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Your recent post and “rant” regarding concelebration made me realize…I don’t actually know what happens at a concelebrated Mass. Is it technically two Masses (if there are two concelebrating priests)? How does that actually work? At … Continue reading

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Thoughts about the change to CCC 2267 on the death penalty

When the change was made to the Latin text of CCC 2267 – concerning the death penalty (claiming that it is now always “inadmissible”) – I both said in sermons and wrote here that the change was troubling and for … Continue reading

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“Why should I send somebody in my place to be killed?”

At the site of the Knights of Columbus (bad choice about the uniforms, men, very) magazine, Columbus, there is a seriously moving account of D-Day and the storming of the beaches of Normandy. HERE A sample… […] Then the coxswain … Continue reading

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June and Martin, SJ

Why is Jesuit homosexualist Father James Martin’s obsessive focus so troubling?  Here’s an example. No mention of June as the month dedicated to the Sacred Heart. Rather, his focus for June is on “pride” in sodomy. To all my many … Continue reading

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“Meanwhile, I received this lovely note from a reader…”

We know that, in a few years, the inexorable force of demographics will massively reduce the numbers of people in the pews, people who even lightly suggest that they are Catholic, the number of priests, the properties the Church holds… … Continue reading

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A Must Read. Important post at the UK’s @CatholicHerald today.

There’s an important post at the UK’s Catholic Herald today.  It has to do with the HERE I’m always going on about how, for success, every initiative we undertake in the Church has to start in and go back to … Continue reading

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Stupid angry lib (I know, tautology) at The Atlantic against priesthood

UPDATE 22 May: Fr. Robert Sirico responded to Mr ex-priest, angry lib Carroll, also in The Atlantic. Sirico’s piece is as measured as Carroll’s is unhinged.  It is as succinct as Carroll’s is prolix.  As clear as Carroll’s is muddled. ____ … Continue reading

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VIDEO @EricMetaxas on what’s important

Eric Metaxas was on with Tucker Carlson.  Here is a short clip, well worth your time! I warmly recommend Metaxas’ books about Dietrich Bonhoeffer… US HERE – UK HERE … and Wilberforce… US HERE – UK HERE

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ASK FATHER: How to receive Communion on the tongue?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Hi, Father. 1) I keep thinking that I should receive the Eucharist on the tongue, but am running into barriers, [you mean… like dopey priests?] to include the following: a) “how” to actually receive on the … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Fr. Murray on bombings, Easter and our Catholic identity

My buddy Fr. Gerald Murray – probably now the best priest commentator showing up on any TV channel or network – was on FNC this morning.  He commented on the bombings in Sri Lanka targeting churches and about the meaning of … Continue reading

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STATIONS OF THE CROSS – Audio from Fr. Z

Here also are my audio projects of the Way of the Cross. On 1st Fridays, do please pray the Act of Reparation. What we need right now is PRAYER, especially now. And remember to GO TO CONFESSION! For priests, especially, try The Way Of … Continue reading

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Good Friday Reminder: Fasting, Abstaining, and You

Tomorrow is Good Friday. Let’s review our obligations before the day arrives so that we aren’t taken by surprise. Two days of the year we modern Latin Church Catholics are asked both to fast and to abstain from meat. According to the … Continue reading

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A good article in Crisis about France. Fr. Z adds a short rant.

From the onset I have hoped that the burning of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame will “spark” the Faith in Paris and in France.  And I don’t think that it is a mere “coincidence” that the famous church burned.   It may … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: My unbaptized wife insists on contraception

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’m a youngish Catholic man who very much wants closeness with Christ through the Church in Her teachings and Sacraments. I’m also a Catholic man married to an unbaptized woman, who has been insistent on taking … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 171: The strange birth of the Novus Ordo – 50 years later

This last week saw the 50th anniversary of the “birth” of the Novus Ordo – after an unnaturally swift gestation – on 3 April 1969 when Paul VI promulgated the Apostolic Constitution Missale Romanum. Today I read for you, and I … Continue reading

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