Category Archives: Our Catholic Identity

PHOTOS: Pontifical Mass for St. Joseph

Last night the Extraordinary Ordinary of Madison, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, celebrated a Pontifical Mass at the Throne for the glorious Feast of St. Joseph, this year transferred because of the Sunday of Lent. The Mass was … Continue reading

Posted in ¡Hagan lío!, Hard-Identity Catholicism, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Our Catholic Identity, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM, What Fr. Z is up to | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

Clarity from Vancouver about Communion for the divorced and civilly remarried

It’s great to have some clarity for a change. Of course each dose of clarity makes the general confusion which some are fomenting more exasperating. Nevertheless, it’s great to have some clarity for a change. At the page of the … Continue reading

Posted in Fr. Z KUDOS, One Man & One Woman, Our Catholic Identity | Tagged , , , | 14 Comments

A Deacon’s First Holy Mass ‘ad orientem’ – Wherein Fr. Z issues an invitation

Here is something interesting from blogger Deacon Greg Kandra. He has had his first experience as a sacred minister for Holy Mass ad orientem. Rev. Mr. Kandra was visiting a parish where Mass is said towards the liturgical East. Let’s … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Brick by Brick, Fr. Z KUDOS, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Our Catholic Identity | Tagged , | 11 Comments

“If you don’t commit adultery, I’ll kill myself!” – “Well, okay.”

My friend Fr. Gerald Murray has again offered some insights over at The Catholic Thing about… The False and Dangerous Coccopalmerio Gambit Ready for some casuistry? [which is the use of clever but unsound reasoning, especially in relation to moral … Continue reading

Posted in Mail from priests, One Man & One Woman, Our Catholic Identity, The Coming Storm, The Drill, The future and our choices | Tagged , , , | 52 Comments

STATIONS OF THE CROSS – Audio from Fr. Z – NEW VERSION ADDED

Since it is a Friday of Lent, a 1st Friday, do please pray the Act of Reparation. Here also are my audio projects of the Way of the Cross. What we need right now is PRAYER, especially at the end of this … Continue reading

Posted in Classic Posts, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Our Catholic Identity, PODCAzT, Priests and Priesthood | Tagged , , , , , , , | 28 Comments

An argument and call for ‘ad orientem’ worship

From the increasingly valuable Crisis Magazine with my emphases and comments: Re-turning to the Lord: A Call for Ad Orientem Worship FR. JACOB S. CONNER, V.F. [a priest of the Diocese of Lake Charles] Lent is a season of conversion. During this time, it’s common … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Fr. Z KUDOS, Hard-Identity Catholicism, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Our Catholic Identity, Priests and Priesthood, Turn Towards The Lord | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

ASK FATHER: Wedding of Catholics with a non-priest out in Mother Nature

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My son and fiancee are Catholics and considering having a non-priest perform the ceremony in the Outer Banks, NC. We have two family members saying that as Catholics, they can’t attend the wedding because it is outside of the … Continue reading

Posted in ¡Hagan lío!, ASK FATHER Question Box, One Man & One Woman, Our Catholic Identity | Tagged , , | 48 Comments

LENTCAzT 2017 00: Shrove Tuesday

And so we begin again a series of daily 5 minute podcasts for Lent.  They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season.  I provide these especially in gratitude … Continue reading

Posted in LENTCAzT, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Our Catholic Identity, PODCAzT | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Make Church Great Again! “Free Our Churches From the Ugly and Stupid”

So I’m reading my email.  A reader sent the text of a Wall Street Journal piece (they have an evil paywall) entitled “Free Our Churches From the Ugly and Stupid“. “This hath potential”, quoth I, and in did I delve. … Continue reading

Posted in ¡Hagan lío!, "How To..." - Practical Notes, Be The Maquis, Cri de Coeur, Decorum, Fr. Z KUDOS, Hard-Identity Catholicism, Just Too Cool, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, New Evangelization, Our Catholic Identity, The future and our choices, Turn Towards The Lord | Tagged , , | 9 Comments

Commandments are NOT mere “ideals” from which some people are excused because they’re hard! Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Look. I’m the first one to admit that I am a sinner.  I sin and I go to confession with a firm purpose of amendment.  When I fall, I get back up, again with a firm purpose of amendment.  I … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, GO TO CONFESSION, Our Catholic Identity, Wherein Fr. Z Rants | Tagged , , , | 18 Comments

Fr. Murray on Card. Coccopalmerio’s booklet defense of Communion for mortal sinners

I direct the readership to dash over to The Catholic Thing for a new column by my friend Fr. Gerald Murray.  He drills into the booklet offered to the public through the intermediary of the Vatican Press by His Eminence … Continue reading

Posted in Mail from priests, One Man & One Woman, Our Catholic Identity, Pò sì jiù, The Drill, What are they REALLY saying? | Tagged , , , , , | 10 Comments

New booklet by Cardinal asserted to be response to the Five Dubia of the Four Cardinals

In the shallow, liberal, Italian Catholic weekly Panorama we are informed about a booklet now out over the name of Card. Coccopalmerio, Prefect of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts.  It is ballyhooed as “the response” to the Five Dubia of … Continue reading

Posted in One Man & One Woman, Our Catholic Identity, The Coming Storm | Tagged , , , , , , , | 45 Comments

God the Son teaches about adultery (HINT: He disapproves)

Today in the Ordinary Form, the 6th Ordinary Sunday, the Gospel is from Matthew 5. First, the Lord says that he did not come to abolish the law and prophets but to fulfill them. He has stern words for those … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, One Man & One Woman, Our Catholic Identity | Tagged , | 25 Comments

More on the “mutual enrichment” theme: West meets East Edition

More about “mutual enrichment” comes from Catholic World Report. First there was a piece Fr. Peter Stravinskas, who made suggestions about how the older, traditional form of Mass should be altered.  HERE I think he was wrong in the very … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Both Lungs, Fr. Z KUDOS, Hard-Identity Catholicism, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Our Catholic Identity, The future and our choices | Tagged , , , , | 33 Comments

Canonist Ed Peters: What does can. 915 really say?

Some people on the Kasperite side (give Communion to the divorced and remarried who have no purpose of amendment, etc.) have a spittle-flecked nutty when can. 915 is brought into the discussion. Distinguished commonsense canonist Ed Peters has offered us … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, 1983 CIC can. 915, Canon Law, One Man & One Woman, Our Catholic Identity, The Drill | Tagged , , | 10 Comments