Category Archives: Our Catholic Identity

25th Anniversary of the release of the Catechism of the Catholic Church

Today is the 25th anniversary of the release of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.  St. John Paul II approved the provisional text in June 1992 and it was promulgated on 11 October 1992, which is also the anniversary of the … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 157: Pius XII – Ingruentium malorum – On reciting the Rosary

National Catholic Register on 1 Oct 2017 had a terrific article which brought to my attention again an 1951 Encyclical of Pius XII 1951, Ingruentium malorum, on the recitation of the Rosary. The article by Joseph Pronechen is rightly called prophetic. As … Continue reading

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Fishwrap on Jesuit Boston College conference on Amoris Laetitia

Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) has a post about a conference about Amoris Laetitia held at Jesuit-run Boston College.  The report has an aggressively tendentious title: Conference weighs how ‘Amoris Laetitia’ rejects ‘infantilization of laity’ Infantalization? First, consider some of the speakers: … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Considering moving to a Ukrainian Catholic Parish

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I attend a NO parish and am considering moving to a Ukrainian Catholic Parish for a variety of reasons but mainly because I am attracted to the Divine Liturgy and the beautiful traditions they have held … Continue reading

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REASON #1883 for Summorum Pontificum!

We need a fuller, wider more dedicated implementation of Benedict XVI’s great gift to the Church, Summorum Pontificum. Why? Via CARA on Twitter: US Catholics haven’t become more religiously active with age. Stay with habits of young adulthood. Other Christians … Continue reading

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The young DO embrace Tradition: a new VIDEO from Los Angeles

There are those who right now are running down the Traditional Roman Rite, the intentions of Pope Benedict, and, worst of all, the people who desire them.  These poor negative complainers are stuck in their own ideology.  They seem genuinely afraid of … Continue reading

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7 Oct – Polish bishops urge 1 Million Poles to pray Rosary at border in honor of historic defeat of Islam

The other day in Madrid, I got to see the Juan of Austria’s personal pendant which flew on his ship at the Battle of Lepanto, 7 October 1571. That victory, under the aegis of the Mother of God, was a … Continue reading

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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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