Category Archives: Our Catholic Identity

ASK FATHER: What am I supposed to do during Mass?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
At the TLM I understand that I, as a layperson, gain the graces simply by being present, but what am I supposed to do during it? I’ve heard that people used to pray the rosary silently. I sometimes … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Pyxes left in the choir loft after Communion

From a reader….
QUAERITUR:
I frequently find communion pyxes lying on the organ in the choir loft. They seem to be left there from a prior Mass where they were used to bring Holy Communion to the choir by an extraordinary minister.
Should … Continue reading

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Thursday Night Football Saturday. Hey! Wait a minute!

Transferring important Feasts, such as Ascension Thursday, to a Sunday is a Really Bad Idea.
Ascension Thursday Sunday? What sense does that make?
But wait! There’s more.
Who knew that the officially sanctioned watering down of our Catholic identity in the transfer of feasts would … Continue reading

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It’s. Another. Religion.

I was once in a parish with a school. I visited class rooms. I was asked to blessed the class rooms by the pastor. By way of explanation of what blessings are all about I wanted to make the distinction … Continue reading

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“Would it really be totally impossible to admit her to Communion?”

Some of the mistakes we make in life can’t be fixed.
These days we expect everything to be fixable, to have a solution.  There must be some way to get around problems, some cure, some repair, some slight-of-hand.
No.  Not everything can … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Received into Church after strange Presbyterian baptism

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I was Baptized in the Presbyterian Church and converted to the Catholic faith 9 years ago at the age of 9. Becoming very interested in my own baptism I watched a video of a Presbyterian ministerconferring baptism. He traced the … Continue reading

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“lingua latina bene calleant”

Many are the times that I have lamented the nearly complete disobedience to the Code of Canon Law and the expressed will of modern Roman Pontiffs about the Latin language.  For example, the 1983 Code of Canon Law, can. 249, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Is attending a Rock Mass sacrilege? A mortal sin?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I am writing you because of what I believe concerning a ‘teen mass.’ A few weeks ago, I was not able to make it to Mass in the morning. Someone had told me that a particular church had a Mass … Continue reading

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Pope: To attract people more easily tone down teachings, relax severity… NOT.

Recently I read this quote from Pope Leo XIII’s 1899 Letter (sometimes called Encyclical, sometimes Apostolic) on the heresy of Americanism Testem benevolentiae:
The underlying principle of these new opinions [Americanism] is that, in order to more easily attract those who differ from … Continue reading

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The ‘libido delendi’ that seized the Church, the desire to obliterate… everything

From something that you should read:
The elimination of altars and communion rails is the obliteration of sacred art. The obliteration of sacred art is the flattening of liturgical language. The flattening of liturgical language is the abandonment of ageless chants and hymns. The abandonment of those … Continue reading

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