Category Archives: Our Catholic Identity

Card. Napier corrects RNS’s David Gibson about “the Pope’s theologian”

There is a good piece today at CNA by the always-engaging Andrea Gagliarducci about Wilfrid Fox Card. Napier of Durban, who is rapidly climbing on my favorite list.
Kasper is not the ‘Pope’s theologian,’ says leading African cardinal
Vatican City, Apr 9, … Continue reading

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More funny but biting commentary from Lutheran Satire!

More biting commentary from Lutheran Satire.  Fun. Watch to the end.

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Friday Abstinence, the Octave of Easter and You

Each year during the Octave of Easter – and of Christmas – there is a Friday.  Fridays are days of penance, usually observed by abstinence from meat.
So, can one eat meat on Friday in the Octave of Easter?
The 1983 Code of … Continue reading

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Stop talking about schism! Wherein Fr. Z rants.

The upcoming Synod of Bishops in October is probably going to be a knock-down, drag-out over a few issues. The Germans are set on achieving a progressive agenda and have hinted at doing their own thing if the Synod doesn’t … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Support Our Lady of Hope Clinic!

I have an ACTION ITEM for you good readers. You have been generous to causes I have mentioned in the past.  Sometimes people have a hard time finding causes to support.  This is one of them that I admire.
I have written … Continue reading

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Reasons why more men don’t go to Mass

I have to share this video from You Tube I was sent by email as reason #756 for Summorum Pontificum.
This is:
Easter Vigil Liturgy of St Patrick Catholic Church, Seattle, [NB] 2010. The seven readings from the old testament are presented in … Continue reading

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Double (anti-Christian) standard in Colorado

Remember my post about when homosexualists come to destroy your Christian business? HERE
Now there is this!
At Town Hall I saw that someone is fought back.
Colorado Double Standard: Bakers Should Not Be Forced to Make Anti-Gay Cakes
Bill Jack wants to make one … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Non-seminarian Lectors and Acolytes

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Can laymen who are not in the seminary, upon request, receive the orders of lector and acolyte? My parish likes having me read, they say I am good at it, but I am not sure that I feel … Continue reading

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Five Cardinals Book™ in a new language!

I received the great news that the Five Cardinals Book™ is now out in POLISH.  HERE
It isn’t just out in Polish, it received an endorsement from the Polish Bishops Conference.
That is quite a step.  That means that the Polish Bishops … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Miscarried babies and heaven

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Does a miscarriage baby go to heaven if not baptized?
One of God’s greatest attributes is His mercy. We read in the letter of James 2:13, that mercy triumphs over judgment. Mercy is a reflection of His being Almighty.
We … Continue reading

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