Category Archives: Our Catholic Identity

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…
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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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ASK FATHER: TLM for 25th Wedding Anniversary

From a reader…
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My wife and I will be celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary this coming year.  We are regular attendees of an Extraordinary Form Mass at a local oratory dedicated to the same.  We are planning some sort of celebration … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Direction of the couple exchanging vows

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
A new (perhaps not new) trend I have witnessed at recent marriages and in social media, during the nuptial vows, is the practice of the witnessing priest standing, back to the people, at the entrance of the sanctuary, and the bride … Continue reading

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Card. De Paolis on communion for divorced, remarried: “If approved, the consequences would be of unprecedented gravity.”

The outline of features for the next Synod of Bishops in October 2015, or Lineamenta, has been released.  The Lineamenta is based on the last Synod’s final document, the Relatio Synodi.  For the Relatio, the members of the Synod voted on each paragraph.  According to the … Continue reading

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NEW:Manual for Spiritual Warfare

I received this note from TAN, which sent me a PDF of the new book from Paul Thigpen:
Manual for Spiritual Warfare by Paul Thigpen, PhD, new from TAN Books. I have also sent a hard copy in the mail, so … Continue reading

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Latin American Catholicism, the jury is still out

If we Catholics don’t know our Faith, we can’t live it. If we don’t know it, we can’t share it. As the old phrase says, “Nemo dat, quod non ‘got’!” If we are not knowledgeable, articulate and forthright in expressing … Continue reading

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