Category Archives: Our Catholic Identity

Fr Z calls for solidarity

I saw this tweet from Ed Pentin:

Benedict XVI en route to Fatima 2010: “…today we are seeing it in a really terrifying way: that the greatest persecution of the Church comes not from her enemies without, but arises from sin … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Invalidly married niece coming to visit with husband. What to do?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
First, great blog, thanks for all your hard work and sharing your insights and knowledge!
Second, I have a question for you re: my niece and her new husband. I’ll be as brief and organized as I can.

My niece … Continue reading

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VIDEO Interview: Bp. Gainer of @HBGDiocese about Traditional Roman Rite and vocations

In the older, traditional way of thinking about Holy Mass, when we celebrate a traditional Pontifical Mass, especially at the throne, we perceive the Mass as being the spiritual gathering of the entire diocese in that moment and place in … Continue reading

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The sky is crying.

I had an eclectic mix playing and the windows down on my way to the Canon Law Conference that Card. Burke sponsors each year at the Shrine of Our Lady near La Crosse.
As I pulled in at my destination, the … Continue reading

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“Whatsoever new and unheard-of doctrine you shall find to have been furtively introduced” is “permitted as a trial”.

When confusing things happen that leave people upset, legitimately, I have often written that that we should stay calm.   This is for several reasons.

Each horrid thing that clerics do or strange thing they say is further proof that this is … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: If something is in the Catechism, do I have to give in, believe it even though it is different from what the Catechism taught before?

I am getting questions from lots people about Pope Francis’ move to change the Church’s doctrine concerning capital punishment.
QUAERITUR:
If this is in the Catechism, do I have to give in and believe it even though this is different from what … Continue reading

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A priests suggestions to correct our Catholic identity

At Catholic World Report, Fr. Peter Stravinskas reacts to ongoing scandal. He has some suggestions about how to address the identity problem we have in the Church – that’s what it is, isn’t it! – along the lines of Catholic … Continue reading

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“An awful lot of clergy dislike the Novus Ordo, once you add both those opposing groups together”

The inimitable Fr. H today has a spiffing piece at his blog Mutual Enrichment.  Let’s have a look.
Taking a breath
We are told that a certain sort of Novus Ordo cleric complains that the current 2010 English translation of the Roman Rite is … Continue reading

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Rage over Card. McCarrick and Total War

I had this note from a priestly reader:
Thank you for drawing attention to the Mme Defarge rhetoric of the Left (Catholic and otherwise) and for pointing out the danger of letting the Left provoke us also into a lynch mob … Continue reading

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What Catholics do when the Church’s Body is being torn apart

We live in confusing times.  Confusion racks the Church, like horses pulling limb in four directions.  Confused faithful even wonder about the indefectibility of the Church or their continued membership. Confusion like this is a sign of the Devil’s work.
Do … Continue reading

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YOUR GOOD NEWS… and Washington DC’s new Auxiliary Bishop and key priest at Detroit’s major seminary

Do you have some good news to share with the readership?  Let’s hear it!  We need good news.
Here’s some good news for you.
A few weeks ago, the Archdiocese of Washington DC got a new Auxiliary Bishop, Most. Rev. Michael Fisher.  … Continue reading

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Are we still trustworthy?

And now a short excursion into common sense.
“I am of the opinion, to be sure, that the old rite should be granted much more generously to all those who desire it. It’s impossible to see what could be dangerous or … Continue reading

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The demographics of church participation are shifting.

The demographics of church participation are shifting.
In these USA…
The numbers of active priests will drop, impacting the number of parishes open.  The number of millennials going to church will drop, thus impacting parish income.  The number of conservative and traditional … Continue reading

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¡Hagan lío! in Poland. Young, and raising hell…. correction… razing Hell.

These days it seems as if every time I turn around, I receive news of another Pontifical Mass in the Traditional Roman Rite has been celebrated somewhere.   I couldn’t be more pleased.
Slowly but surely, we are witnessing the reintegration of … Continue reading

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Does “Beans” @MassimoFaggioli undermine ‘Humanae vitae’?

The war on the teaching of Humanae vitae continued today with an offering at ultra-liberal Commonweal by Massimo “Beans” Faggioli.   Beans spends a lot of time on Twitter throwing out one inflammatory tweet after another as click bait.
Faggioli takes his … Continue reading

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