Category Archives: Our Catholic Identity

Ireland… What is Ireland?

At Crisis I saw something about what the Irish did that serves as a pretty good summary.  The whole thing is HERE.
This is a sample:
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Some scholars tell us that the gothic genre of story-telling grew up as a response to … Continue reading

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IMPORTANT: Closed pre-Synod planning session held, “shadow council”

Here’s a disturbing report about how the upcoming Synod is being shaped.  There is a lot to read here, but take time to do it.  This is important.
From CNA and Le Figaro with my emphases and comments:
Rome, Italy, May 26, 2015 / 03:01 … Continue reading

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Great moments with Card. Sarah!

There is a great article at the Italian Il Foglio with pithy quotes from one of my favorite Cardinals, His Eminence Robert Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments.  I can only offer a … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Getting waxen “Agnus Dei” from schismatics

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I recently obtained several Agnus Dei from Sisters in a traditional, cloistered order here in the U.S. They supposedly procure a smaller amount of the blessed wax from an original Agnus Dei from the pontificate of Pope Leo XIII. The items … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Funerals for those who commit suicide

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
A long time member at our parish committed suicide just the other week. He was heavily involved in the parish and loved by all. They had a funeral Mass said for him. Why are those souls who commit suicide now allowed … Continue reading

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Crazy talk from an Italian theologian… just the beginning of crazy

My fear for the last and the upcoming Synod of Bishops has not been that they would suggest to the Holy Father to change doctrine, but that they – and the discussions surrounding them – would raise expectations of things … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Should we open our business on Sunday?

From a reader…
My family and I are considering buying a business. One point of debate within the family is the idea of opening on Sunday. The business is a candy store, but more than that will also provide a place for people to sit, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Marrying first civilly, later sacramentally

From a reader…
I have been married for a few years. When I came to the States a few years ago as an immigrant, I entered on a fiancé visa, and could not work until I was married and obtained a Green Card. … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z rants and cracks the whip

I received word a few weeks ago about a move that was to be made in the Diocese of St. Petersburg in Florida, by the local bishop, to reduce the celebration of Holy Mass using the 1962 Missale Romanum.
Now I see … Continue reading

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Of a “gay Mass” sermon, the Poles, and a useful marriage resource for priests

A the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald, there is a piece you readers of the Fishwrap might want to peruse.    The writer points to a sermon recently given by His Eminence Vincent Card. Nichols of Westminster at … Continue reading

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