Category Archives: Our Catholic Identity

LENTCAzT 02: Thursday after Ash Wednesday

It is Thursday after Ash Wednesday. We are creeping into Lent through the “narthex” of these first few days. With this audio offering, I am beginning a series of daily 5 minute podcasts for Lent.  They are intended to give … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Young children receiving ashes on #AshWednesday

This comes up each year in my ASK FATHER email, so I will repost an oldie. From a reader: I have a three year old girl. She loves the material aspects of Catholicism (holy cards, holy water, lighting candles, relics etc) … Continue reading

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POLL: #AshWednesday Ashes and You

Some people are under the impression that Ash Wednesday is a Holy Day of Obligation. It is not. Lent is an important season in the yearly cycle of a Catholic Christian’s life.  The inclination toward a feeling of obligation is … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: 5th Ordinary Sunday – A clear and certain trumpet

This Sunday’s Collect is in the pre-Conciliar Missal for the 5th Sunday after Epiphany.   Our prayer presents imagery of a family and, on the other hand, a group of dutiful soldiers. Familiam tuam, quaesumus, Domine, continua pietate custodi, ut, quae … Continue reading

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Making it illegal to differentiate between male and female

One of these days horrible things will start happening because of the blurring of sex and the because of the sick and twisted “gender” re-engineering that is going.  We are hurtling toward the brink. From CNA: Could it soon be … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: St. Blaise Blessing from a laywoman

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Yet another weird anomaly for our Modernist parish is having laity assist the priest in blessing throats on St. Blaise’s Feast. The laymen make no “Sign of the Cross” at least, merely place the candles across … Continue reading

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3 Feb: St. Blaise and the blessing of candles and of throats

Every time I get my throat blessed on St. Blaise Day, I get a sore throat or bronchitis.  Although… this year I have already had it, so I hope I’ve dodged for February. Ever the optimist, I keep going back … Continue reading

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Tabernacle by Tabernacle

A while back there was a flurry of discussion in Madison, WI about the long-standing, patiently-implemented, diocesan-wide policy of returning the tabernacles for the Blessed Sacrament to the center of churches. News reached me that in Brooklyn, a church is … Continue reading

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Peters on Allen on Francis’s silence on abortion, etc.

You heard, I’me sure, about the huge lay-run “Family Day” event in Rome that drew vast crowds from all over the peninsula to the City. Pope Francis and the Italian bishops were un-involved and even silent about this big and important manifestation … Continue reading

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ROME: Huge crowd for Family Day

Family Day is underway in Rome. Huge crowds have converged on the Circo Massimo. Here are some pics from the Great Roman™ Fabrizio.    The traditional parish staffed by the FSSP is represented. More

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