Category Archives: Our Catholic Identity

Play by Play: Card. Burke’s video interview recap!

Ed Peters, canonist extraordinaire, has a useful recap of Card. Burke’s video interview with Raymond Arroyo of EWTN.   Peters points to the minute and second mark of certain of the Cardinal’s comments and then adds his own helpful commentary.
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VIDEO: Card. Burke’s clear, articulate, blunt answers about divorce, remarriage, Card. Kasper

His Eminence Raymond L. Burke gave an interview to Raymond Arroyo of EWTN.
You don’t want to miss this. Arroyo does not lob softballs. He starts out with a question about Pope Francis praise of Card. Kasper!
This is refreshing and it … Continue reading

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“Does it apply to murderers and pedophiles?”

There is a good post at Fr. Hunwicke’s place pertaining to the admittance of the civilly remarried to Holy Communion. With my emphases:
Updating
One gathers … as we grandly say in England … that brilliant ways are being mooted in Synodo for squaring … Continue reading

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“The Church, while it strives to emphasise mercy, cannot do so by encouraging sin.”

I was alerted to a piece in The Spectator by Louise Mensch, a divorced a remarried Catholic who knows that, in her present situation, to receive Holy Communion would be a mortal sin.
It is a pleasant change of pace to … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Convert confused about “private revelations”

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Father, I am a fairly new convert to the Church and while I have studied theology, which led me here, I sure do get confused at times.
It seems Catholics, hesitate at studying the scriptures but jump on any … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How to have Masses said for me after my death?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
What is the best way to ensure that part of whatever funds are left in my estate are used to have masses offered for the repose of my soul?
I think we all wonder about this.  I sure do. … Continue reading

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Fr. Murray answers Card. Kasper, et alii: “Why is the Church not as merciful as God?”

Over at The Catholic Thing Fr. Gerald E. Murray has a good essay about denial of Holy Communion: it isn’t “punishment”.  With a few edits…
Denial of Communion Awakens Conscience
By Fr. Gerald E. Murray
Cardinal Walter Kasper published another article in the run-up … Continue reading

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Why can 5th graders figure out what many priests don’t?

From a reader:
I am one of two Altar Boy Deans in charge of my parish’s 112 Altar boys.
Yesterday I was assisting our Altar boy director in training new recruits to the program (5th graders). He had asked me to show … Continue reading

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St. John Paul: “the Church does not agree to call good evil and evil good”

From St. John Paul’s 1984 Post-Synodal Exhortation Reconciliatio et paenitentia:
34. I consider it my duty to mention at this point, if very briefly, a pastoral case that the synod dealt with-insofar as it was able to do so-and which it … Continue reading

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9 OCT – LONDON – MASS for Feast of Bl. John Henry Newman

On Thursday, 9 October, a Solemn Mass in the Ordinariate use of the Roman Rite will be offered at the Ordinariate central church in London, Our Lady of the Assumption and St. Gregory (Warwick St.).
The Mass will be celebrated by … Continue reading

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