Category Archives: Our Catholic Identity

ACTION ITEM! 9 Sept – International Buy a Priest a Beer Day!

A reader asked:
“When is buy your priest a beer day?
I thought it was a great idea last year. it was in Aug/Sept. Wondering if you remember when it was so we can start a tradition….”
Around here we are all for … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Hand missals, Mass books for children

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Do you have any recommendations for good children’s missals for both the ordinary and extraordinary forms of the Mass? We have two school-aged children (2nd grade and kindergarten) that we want to work with on a better understanding … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Father gave me a penance that discouraged me.

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I am struggling with food and alcohol addiction. After confessing this, my penance was to fast the next day after such indulgences. I was discouraged. My confessor did not know my circumstances. I have successfully done “fast’” and … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Pre-Order (25% off) Book from 5 Cardinals in defense of marriage and tradition – UPDATE

UPDATE: Right now you can PRE-ORDER this book for 25% off.
Since it has been released elsewhere also, I can at last reveal the names of the 5 Cardinals and other authors involved in the book:
Cardinals:
Walter Brandmüller
Raymond Leo Burke
Carlo Caffarra
Velasio De … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Calling Catholic Patriots! Military Archdiocese needs your help

This came in via email.  Please, if you are a citizen of these USA – or even if you are not – support the Archdiocese for Military Services.

Dear Friend of Church and Country,
There is no other non-profit organization or Archdiocese like … Continue reading

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Bp. Galatino: “Couples in irregular matrimonial situations…”

I read in the La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno that His Excellency Most Rev. Nunzio Galatino, Secretary General of the Italian Episcopal Conference (CEI) has thoughts about “unconventional couples” and the sacraments.
‘Church musn’t exclude unusual couples’ Italian bishops say
(ANSA) – Rome, August 27 … Continue reading

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The popular pontificate of Pope Francis: two views

Auctores scinduntur… authors are divided on the pontificate of Pope Francis.
He is, undeniably, popular.  However, we read in The Week, based on Pew, that despite Francis’ marvelous showing in the polls, as high as 83% favorable, the view many people … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: The priest’s Eucharistic fast in the Extraordinary Form

From a priest…
QUAERITUR:
I mostly do the Extraordinary Form.
I saw in the De defectibus of 1962, it tells priest to fast 3 hours before communion, does that still hold with extra ordinary form Mass or does the hour fast work without … Continue reading

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How Churches (actually “ecclesial communities”) commit suicide

My friend Fr. Martin Fox of the blog Bonfire of the Vanities has a great post.
‘Gay marriage’ is church suicide
Give into the Zeitgeist? Not a plan of success:
Membership
Episcopal Church: -18% (2002-2012) [that "-" means "minus", as in "smaller by]“
United Church … Continue reading

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USCCB Pres. Archbp. Kurtz comments on Obama Admin’s slithery new HHS mandate rules

The Obama Administration’s war on religion continues unabated.
From Catholic News Agency:
Obama administration announces new HHS mandate rules
Washington D.C., Aug 22, 2014 / 10:33 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Department of Health and Human Services issued on Friday new rules regarding its … Continue reading

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