Category Archives: Our Catholic Identity

ASK FATHER: Should we open our business on Sunday?

From a reader…
My family and I are considering buying a business. One point of debate within the family is the idea of opening on Sunday. The business is a candy store, but more than that will also provide a place for people to sit, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Marrying first civilly, later sacramentally

From a reader…
I have been married for a few years. When I came to the States a few years ago as an immigrant, I entered on a fiancé visa, and could not work until I was married and obtained a Green Card. … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z rants and cracks the whip

I received word a few weeks ago about a move that was to be made in the Diocese of St. Petersburg in Florida, by the local bishop, to reduce the celebration of Holy Mass using the 1962 Missale Romanum.
Now I see … Continue reading

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Of a “gay Mass” sermon, the Poles, and a useful marriage resource for priests

A the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald, there is a piece you readers of the Fishwrap might want to peruse.    The writer points to a sermon recently given by His Eminence Vincent Card. Nichols of Westminster at … Continue reading

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Is the revolution beginning? “Hundreds” of priest learn TLM in England

Is the revolution beginning?
From Church Militant:
Hundreds [!]of UK Priests Learn Ancient Rite of Mass
Hundreds of priests in the United Kingdom gathered in the city of Bath in England last week to learn how to say the Traditional Latin Mass. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Text for 1st Blessing by a new priest (… same as blessing by an old priest)

QUAERITUR:
Every year this comes up.  I get questions about the Latin form of blessing to be given by new priests.
There is no need to throw in all sorts of other ingredients as if those to be blessed were lined up … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: My son’s best friend is Presbyterian

From a reader…
My son asked me about his best friend a Presbyterian when I told him in response to his question that Presbyterians do not have confession do they not receive forgiveness for their sins do they have all the time.
I told … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Is divorce a sin? Should I confront priest who said it isn’t?

From a reader…
A local, newly Ordained, Priest has told my wife that it is NOT a sin to divorce me so long as she does not remarry. I believe that it is a sin to divorce since there is no … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Is saying “God bless you!” a blessing?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I was just at a “seminar” that took place in a catholic church this past weekend and I knew right away that I was in the wrong place (thus the lower case c) when the parish priest introduced … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! US CLERGY! Sign letter urging Synod to uphold Catholic teaching on marriage and family!

I want to bump this to the top so that more priests will see it after a busy weekend.
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Published on: Apr 25, 2015 @ 9:58
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You will recall that hundreds of priests in England signed a letter, published in the Catholic Herald, … Continue reading

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