Category Archives: Our Catholic Identity

Are we still trustworthy?

And now a short excursion into common sense.
“I am of the opinion, to be sure, that the old rite should be granted much more generously to all those who desire it. It’s impossible to see what could be dangerous or … Continue reading

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The demographics of church participation are shifting.

The demographics of church participation are shifting.
In these USA…
The numbers of active priests will drop, impacting the number of parishes open.  The number of millennials going to church will drop, thus impacting parish income.  The number of conservative and traditional … Continue reading

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¡Hagan lío! in Poland. Young, and raising hell…. correction… razing Hell.

These days it seems as if every time I turn around, I receive news of another Pontifical Mass in the Traditional Roman Rite has been celebrated somewhere.   I couldn’t be more pleased.
Slowly but surely, we are witnessing the reintegration of … Continue reading

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Does “Beans” @MassimoFaggioli undermine ‘Humanae vitae’?

The war on the teaching of Humanae vitae continued today with an offering at ultra-liberal Commonweal by Massimo “Beans” Faggioli.   Beans spends a lot of time on Twitter throwing out one inflammatory tweet after another as click bait.
Faggioli takes his … Continue reading

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A mosque at the site of the Battle of Tours!

I saw a really interesting video at Jihad Watch.  It is about the building of a mosque at the site of the super-important Battle of Tours, 25 October 732, where Charles “the Hammer” Martel routed the Islamic invaders.
A mosque at … Continue reading

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German Bishop condones sacrilegious Communions

Libs do whatever they want, seemingly with impunity.
The UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald, reports that the recently appointed Bishop of Würzburg has allowed all Protestants married to Catholics to receive Holy Communion at jubilee Masses for married couples … Continue reading

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“Rome, we have a problem.” Ed Peters on … surprises?… in new document on Consecrated Virginity.

TIMING is everything.
Right now the US Association of Consecrated Virgins is in their annual meeting.
THAT’s when this happens?
Some time ago, Holy Church decided to revive a state in life, a vocation, that was once identified and lived in the early … Continue reading

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BOOKS received and read: Sacramental vision and Dystopian hell

I am thrilled that Angelico Press sent me copies of books by true heroes in our struggle to revitalize our Catholic identity through the reclamation of sacred liturgical worship.
First, Martin Mosebach has updated his great The Heresy of Formlessness: The … Continue reading

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BRICK BY BRICK in Archd. Los Angeles

Here is some great Brick By Brick news from the City of Angels.
Archbp. Gomez official set up a traditional parish, staffed by the FSSP, exclusively for the traditional Roman Rite.  Fr. James Fryar, a fine priest whom I met in … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: I’m I obliged to give money for Peter’s Pence?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
To what extent are we as Catholics obligated to provide donations to Peter’s Pence? Can we abstain out of principle while still donating to our local parish/diocese and other charitable endeavors?
You are not obliged to provide donations to … Continue reading

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Splendid photos of a beautiful 1st Solemn Mass celebrated ‘coram episcopo’, in cappa magna

We of the Tridentine Mass Society of the Diocese of Madison have posted some splendid photos of the 1st Solemn Mass of the new Fr. Peter Lee, ordained by the Extraordinary Ordinary, Bp. Robert C. Morlino for the aforementioned diocese.
The … Continue reading

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Fr. Sherbrooke on the importance of Eucharistic Adoration

Please rush over to the UK’s best Catholic weekly and read the great article by my friend Fr. Alexander Sherbrooke, of St Patrick’s at Soho Square in London.
HERE
Fr. Sherbrooke is a priest’s priest, who has done amazing things in his … Continue reading

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Germans and the White Thing

The German bishops have been driving the debate about admitting people to Communion who do not believe what the Catholic Church teaches about the Eucharist, priesthood, etc.   The Pope and the CDF have both said things (admittedly not enough) that … Continue reading

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Former Irish President says infant baptism is a form of coersion

Ireland.  The gift that keeps on giving.
I read at the NCRegister that former Irish President Mary McAleese thinks that infant baptism is a violation of human rights.
Baptizing babies, she said, makes “infant conscripts who are held to lifelong obligations of … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Weird prayer. Getting everyone to “lay on hands”

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
This morning I was at a Catholic men’s prayer group. This is a wonderful group of men all holding each other up and pursuing their Catholic faith.  This morning however one of the men, who is in deacon … Continue reading

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