Category Archives: Our Catholic Identity

Canonist Ed Peters on The Maltese Fiasco

Distinguished canonist Ed Peters, at his indispensable blog In The Light Of The Law, has posted in the wake of what we must now call… The Maltese Fiasco The Bishops of Malta issued a dreadful set of guidelines for the implementation … Continue reading

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IMPORTANT: Interview with Card. Caffarra about the Dubia and ‘Amoris laetitia’ confusion

UPDATE: I was sent this Tweet of Matteo Matzuzzi of Il Foglio: Diversamente da quanto si legge in giro, Caffarra @ilfoglio_it non risponde a Müller (questione cronologica) https://t.co/cSnq1DwrFk — Matteo Matzuzzi (@matteomatzuzzi) January 14, 2017 [Decoded: “Differently from what is … Continue reading

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Never underestimate the power of an invitation

I incessantly tell congregations never to underestimate the power of an invitation.   By that I mean that people should be inviting to others to go with them to Holy Mass or to church for confession and other events.  Invitations … Continue reading

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A serious Catholic way to “accompany” the sinner?

I had an interesting email in my box today.  What do you think? Hi Father, I’ve been reading through Ratzinger’s book “Behold the Pierced One“. [UK – HERE] In it, he addresses the issue of the prohibition of communion to the divorced … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “I was filling out a family liturgical calendar and got to thinking…”

From a reader… This doesn’t really apply to next year, but I was filling out a family liturgical calendar and got to thinking. My wife and I have recently started abstaining meat on Fridays. We were married on the Feast of the Dedication of … Continue reading

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Card. Burke’s interview in ‘La Verità”: More Cardinals are completely with the Four

Lots of lefties are hopping up and down in little circles because the Four Cardinals (Burke, Caffara, Meisner, Brandmueller) offered Five Dubia (questions, narrowly framed, asking for yes or no clarificatory responses) arising from the objective lack of clarity in … Continue reading

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Card. Napier: Communion for the divorced and remarried? How about Polygamists?

The Archbishop of Durban, South Africa, Wilfred Card. Napier, a hero in the Synods on the Family, has opined on Twitter: 3/3 If Westerners in irregular situations can receive Communion, are we to tell our polygamists & other “misfits” that they too … Continue reading

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What Do The Little Dots Really Say? Drilling into a distortion at America Magazine

UPDATE 7 Jan: Catch Fr. Hunwicke’s comments.  HERE ___ Originally Published on: Jan 6, 2017 Sometimes libs try to pull one over on us by shaking and rattling the shiny object so that you don’t see what they are doing with … Continue reading

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“…the language demons fear the most…”

At Catholic Gentleman we find an interview with “Mixed Martial Arts” fighter, Bas Rutten.  Biretta tip to a reader –   o{]:¬) In the interview we find: 14. You say frequently, “Deo gratias!” This is Latin for “Thanks be to God.” … Continue reading

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Penance and Epiphany on Friday: Wherein Fr. Z rants

I had a note about the obligation to do Friday penance (usually through abstinence) on the Friday in the Octave of Christmas. HERE. Yes, we were obliged to do penance… except where we weren’t.  The reason is that the days … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 30 Dec – Holy Family: Pray that God might be appeased.

Through an oddity of the calendar, and because the great feasts of the season line up on Sundays, today is the Feast of the Holy Family… in the Novus Ordo reckoning.  In the traditional calendar, the Feast of the Holy Family … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Support Our Lady of Hope Clinic – MATCHING GRANT

I have an ACTION ITEM for you good readers. You have been generous to causes I have mentioned in the past.  Sometimes people have a hard time finding causes to support.  This is one of them that I admire. RIGHT NOW… … Continue reading

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27 Dec – St. John Evangelist: “We must deny to Protestantism any right to use the Bible, much more to interpret it.”

Today, being the Feast of the Evangelist John, we have a special blessing for wine and other libations.  I wrote about that HERE.  We have this blessing because of an assassination attempt.    There was an attempt on the life … Continue reading

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Book which Pope Francis mentioned in address to Roman Curia

Yesterday His Holiness Pope Francis addressed himself to the Roman Curia for the annual Christmas greeting. He mentioned Industriae ad curandos animae morbos, that is, “Initiatives (for superiors) to cure illnesses of the soul”, a work of Jesuit formation by … Continue reading

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DOUTHAT in NYT: Ongoing ‘Amoris laetitia’ controversy

Dear readers… a lot of time and electrons are being spilled on Amoris laetitia these days because it may be the most important controversy of our time, with long lasting implications for doctrine on faith and morals, and on discipline.  Our … Continue reading

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