Category Archives: Our Catholic Identity

“Blessed are they who persecute the righteous, for they shall be called the children of God.”

The estimable translator and teacher Anthony Esolen has a wickedly biting commentary piece at Crisis today.  Read it in the context of controversy over the upcoming Synod on the Family in October, namely, there are those who suggest that Christ … Continue reading

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Card. Müller: Delegate doctrinal decisions to regional conferences? “absolutely anti-Catholic”!

Recently Card. Marx and the German Bishops conference flexed their muscles a bit and suggested that they should have oversight of doctrine (rather than Rome) and that they were pretty much not subordinated to Rome.
I have now read an interview … Continue reading

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Card. Nichols reacts to the 500 Priests

The other day I posted about an open letter, in the UK’s weekly the Catholic Herald, signed by almost 500 priests of England and Wales.  The letter urged the members of the upcoming Synod in October to stand firm on the … Continue reading

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Of the Premonstratensian Rite and Confessions

I received a note from the MC at my friend Fr. Ray Blake’s parish in Brighton.  They recently had a retreat which ended with Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Premonstratensian Rite (Norbertine). There are some fine photos. … Continue reading

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New interview with Card. Burke

A new interview with His Eminence Raymond Card. Burke with LifesiteNews. Read it all there, but here is some:
Exclusive interview: Cardinal Burke says confusion spreading among Catholics ‘in an alarming way’ (full text)
Editor’s Note: Cardinal Raymond Burke spoke with LifeSiteNews … Continue reading

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8 major studies of identital twins prove homosexuality Is NOT genetic

From OrthodoxyToday:
Identical Twin Studies Prove Homosexuality is Not Genetic
Eight major studies of identical twins in Australia, the U.S., and Scandinavia during the last two decades all arrive at the same conclusion: gays were not born that way.
“At best genetics is a … Continue reading

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Nearly 500 faithful priests in England and Wales sign letter urging Synod to stand firm!

At the UK’s Catholic Herald, for which I write a weekly column, find the following:
Nearly 500 priests in England and Wales urge synod to stand firm on Communion for the remarried
Priests says that doctrine and practice must ‘remain firmly and … Continue reading

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POLL: Covering images for 1st Passion Sunday, 5th Sunday of Lent

From this Sunday, traditionally called 1st Sunday of the Passion, it is customary to veil images in churches.
What is going on where you are?
This is a fine old tradition.  It has to do with deprivation of the senses and the … Continue reading

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John Allen, Crux, and Why 1 Million Catholics Don’t Matter

John L. Allen, Jr. at Crux wrote about the SSPX and the former SSPX Bp. Williamson, a renegade who has by now consecrated another bishop.
There is something pretty chilling in Allen’s tone, when you read him carefully.  You’ll see what I mean.
Here … Continue reading

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Holy League

There is a new initiative which you should know about.   My friend Fr. Richard Heilman is involved, as is His Eminence Raymond Leo Card. Burke.
HERE
For more information you can also text keyword EPIC to 84576 (I think that might … Continue reading

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