Category Archives: Our Catholic Identity

Septuagesima: “Burying the Alleluia”

I have in the past written, just the other day as a matter of fact, about a French custom of “burying the Alleluia” on Septuagesima.  On this pre-Lent Sunday, scrapped with the incept of the Novus Ordo, we wear the … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: “there cannot be confusion between the family desired by God and every other type of union”

The other day His Holiness Pope Francis gave the annual address to the Roman Rota. HERE The Rota, the Tribunal Apostolicum Rotae Romanae or Apostolic Tribunal of the Roman Rota is the Church’s highest appellate court.  It takes its name from the round … Continue reading

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Fr. Murray: degrees of unbelief in God and in his revelation

My friend Fr. Gerald Murray hit another dinger at The Catholic Thing. A tease…  read the whole thing there. Cardinal Sarah and Our Silent Apostasy The book God or Nothing, a wide-ranging interview with Cardinal Robert Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation … Continue reading

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Card. Rodriguez: Pope Francis v. the homosexual lobby

UPDATE 15 Jan: In the combox, below, someone brought up a piece by John Allen at Crux about this.  HERE I don’t look at Crux much anymore, so I was happy for the heads up.   In his piece Allen … Continue reading

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Football Player: “Maybe the coolest thing I’ve ever been a part of was a Latin Mass in London.”

Since I am a displaced Minnesotan, a reader thought that this bit of news might be of interest. NCReg has an interview a player on Minnesota Vikings, Kevin McDermott, both a mackeral-snapper and a long-snapper. Here is the bit that caught … Continue reading

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Synod’s Final Report: “Deceptive in a very serious way… Something here is not right.”

At my old stomping ground The Wanderer (I was a columnist for 11 years) there is an interview with His Eminence Raymond Leo Card. Burke. They discuss the Synod of Bishops and its “Final Report”. Here is a bit of … Continue reading

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LEPANTO INSTITUTE: National Catholic Reporter MUST be Banned by US Bishops

At Lepanto Institute there is a call to the US bishops to “ban” the National Schismatic Reporter (aka Fishwrap).  In the post there a good summary of the sort of dreck that flows from that open pipe.  They make a … Continue reading

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31 Dec: ‘Te Deum’ Indulgence

We read in the Enchiridion Indulgentiarum 26 that, under the usual conditions, people can gain a plenary indulgence by participating in a liturgical praying of the Te Deum for the end of the year. Is there one in your diocese … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Why should we use black vestments for All Souls Day or funerals?

From a priest: My pastor said to me, “if you give me a good enough reason why I should wear black vestments on All Souls’ Day, I will do it.” What, exactly, would you recommend I tell him? My mind … Continue reading

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Bp. Paprocki explains denial of Communion for manifest grave sinners

DATELINE: Springfield, IL. It seems that in a letter to the edition of the local paper someone went after His Excellency Most Reverend Thomas Paprocki, Bishop of Springfield in regard to Communion for the civilly divorced and remarried (CDRs).  HERE  … Continue reading

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