Category Archives: Our Catholic Identity

Meltdown Countdown: Fishwrap on the Synod

The Synod on the Family will start in October.   Already the dissidents at the National Schismatic Reporter (aka Fishwrap) are whining.   They have twigged to the fact that they are not going to get what they want.
Today there … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Book from 5 Cardinals in defense of marriage and tradition

There is a book of great importance about to emerge.  It is available for PRE-ORDER at a substantial discount.  It will come out in October 2014, timed for the upcoming Synod of Bishops, which will tackle – inter alia – … Continue reading

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Card. Müller’s book-length interview: refutes Communion for divorced and civilly remarried

You will want to look at what Sandro Magister posted today.  HERE
Müller: “These Theories Are Radically Mistaken”
The prefect of the congregation for the doctrine of the faith refutes the ideas of those who want to permit second marriages with the … Continue reading

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How Fishwrap celebrates Episcopalian “ordination” of women.

Preliminary comments.  Priests are for sacrifice.  Sacrifice requires priesthood.  If you don’t have sacrifice, you don’t need priests.  You can have ministers, instead.  Ministers are fine, but they aren’t priests.
Second, Anglicans/Episcopalians don’t have priests because they don’t have valid orders. … Continue reading

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Archbishop Chaput on Pope Francis

National Catholic Register has something from a speech I just heard during the Napa Institute meeting. It affirms something I have been saying.
Archbishop Chaput on Pope Francis: It would be a mistake to describe him as a “liberal”
Is Pope Francis … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Why don’t bishops wear cassocks?

From a reader:
I am wondering why most modern bishops just wear a clerical suit?  Why do they very rarely wear the cassock with the proper color trim?  We almost never see eastern rite or even the orthodox out in public … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 17 Ordinary Sunday: There is no room in Christian life for complacency.

Our Collect for the 17th Ordinary Sunday has roots in the ancient Veronese Sacramentary for the month of July and, with variations, is in the Extraordinary Form on the 3rd Sunday after Pentecost.  After some digging I determined that the … Continue reading

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There’s wreckovation, and then there is this.

In Iraq, ISIS is bulldozing churches and turned the Cathedral of Mosul into a mosque.   Meanwhile, many thousands of miles away…
… in the National Post:
What’s happening to Montreal’s churches? Quebec finding new ways to preserve its heritage in a … Continue reading

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Pope Francis and the Evangelicals

I just read Sandro Magister’s background piece on the Holy Father’s visit to Caserta.  Did you read it?  HERE
I want to preface this with a reminder that Popes meet with all sorts.  Even as I scratch my head about Pope … Continue reading

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Illegal immigrants: what to do?

I haven’t been following the news lately, because I am a) attending a conference and b) out of my usual time zones.   However, this morning I checked on Pewsitter, because it can give a good overview of most of … Continue reading

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