Category Archives: Our Catholic Identity

ASK FATHER: How to explain the Eucharist to a 3 year old?

From a reader… Father, My son is three years old. I’m looking for a very simple way to explain the Eucharist to him. I have been pointing out the host to him and saying, “See that’s Jesus that Father is … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can we pray to the deceased who are not saints?

From a reader… I know that the Church encourages the faithful to pray for the intercession of Saints and those who are on the path to being canonized. However, what does the Church teach in regards to praying to the deceased who … Continue reading

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You are the periphery which can revitalize the Church!

Some time ago, I wrote HERE: If there is a malaise in the Church today, if there is an interior decay (and there is), then [as Pope Francis says] we should look to peripheries for that which can help to … Continue reading

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COMING SOON! The Eleven Cardinals Book and The Ten Africans Book!

The other day I wrote about two upcoming books.  The “sequel” to the Five Cardinals Book™ is coming.  HERE The Eleven Cardinals Book™ is on its way. Eleven Cardinals Speak On Marriage and the Family Edited by Winfried Aymans the Eleven … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can I send my kids to an SSPX school?

From a reader… We live near a private school run by the SSPX. I have no doubt the school eschews educational fads and gives a solid, faith-based education, and because of that it, along with the oddly sectarian-like community around … Continue reading

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Two book recommendations: on women in the Church and on homosexuals

Kids heading back to school? HERE  Heading back to college? HERE Need a Kindle? Yes, is the correct answer. HERE (UK HERE – try the new Paperwhite!) I have a couple book suggestions for you. The titles should let you know plenty about the … Continue reading

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Blessings for important things and things for everyday use

The traditional Roman Ritual has wonderful blessings for all sorts of things we use in our daily life, things and places not designated specifically for sacred purposes.  For example, you can get your grapes blessed, along with your airplanes, mountain climbing … Continue reading

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Coming Soon! The “Eleven Cardinals Book”!

The Italian site La Nuova Bussola has learned that, in advance of the upcoming Synod of Bishops on the family, yet another “Cardinals Book” is being released. This time, however, its the “Eleven Cardinals Book™”! This is sure to strike … Continue reading

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Implore “pardon for the sins committed against the world”? Wherein Fr. Z rants.

The Church will observe a “World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation” on 1 September, as has been the custom in the Orthodox Church for some time. Pope Francis, in his letter about this event to Card. Turkson (President … Continue reading

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Illness, Sick Call Sets, Anointing and You

I recently went to a family home to anoint a fellow who is seriously ailing. They participate regularly in the Extraordinary Form at the parish where I help out and so I took my old Roman Ritual (the rite is … Continue reading

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