Category Archives: Our Catholic Identity

The Tablet of @BrooklynDiocese on Benedict XVI’s legacy: a glaring omission

At the website of the diocesan newspaper of the Diocese of Brooklyn there is an editorial dated 2 March about the legacy of Pope Benedict XVI.  HERE While the editorial is positive and has some good points there is a … Continue reading

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NCReg: Interview with Bp. Morlino, the Extraordinary Ordinary

The National Catholic Register has an online interview with Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison (aka The Extraordinary Ordinary).  HERE  They cover a range of topics, mostly touching on liturgical worship. You might recall that not long ago I posted … Continue reading

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WINNIPEG: Children learn Latin and excel in other areas

From the Winnipeg Free Press: Students ‘carpe diem’ [No they don’t.  Carpe is a singular imperative.] Latin class finds modern uses for ancient language [Like passing language and reasoning portions of placement exams?] With just a tiny bit of prompting, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Learning Fear of the Lord

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have been exploring Fear of the Lord, beginning with Sirach and the OT. I think I understand Pope Francis’ point about it not being a servile fear but one born of awe and oriented to … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Using Latin in the Ordinary Form

From a reader… QUAERITUR: For about a year now, we have been using Latin for the “Our Father” (sung, BTW) and “Agnus Dei” (also the Kyrie) but the rest is said in the vernacular. When I asked about it, my priest … Continue reading

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LOUISIANA: Judge strikes down law requiring confessors to report abuse

Have you followed at all the court battle in Louisiana concerning the Seal of Confession and obligation to report certain crimes? From CWN: A Louisiana judge has ruled unconstitutional a new state law requiring priests to report sexual abuse that … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “My Lord and my God!” at the elevation

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’ve been reading the Celebration of Mass by J.B. o Connell and at the section concerning the consecration of the Host O’Connell writes that a priest should not say a vocal prayer at the elevation, obviously, … Continue reading

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The Girl Scouts, Cookies, and an Archbishop. Fr. Z opines.

The Girl Scouts have gone crazy, which was predictable.  Too bad.   His Excellency Most Reverend Robert Carlson, Archbishop of St. Louis has cautioned the faithful under his charge about involvement with the Girl Scouts.  Material has been posted on … Continue reading

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Fr. H to Fr. L with Fr. Z – “Latin Mass”

My friend Fr. Richard Heilman has a good post at his place, Roman Catholic Man. Fr. Heilman responded to something asserted by Fr. Dwight Longenecker at Pathet… at Patheos. HERE Fr. Longenecker writes: Is the Latin Mass the Magic Bullet? … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: My lapsed son to have a “humanist” marriage. Can I attend?

From a reader… My Son, who has lapsed from the Faith, is soon to be ‘married’ in a humanist ceremony. I and my wife have been invited but I am conscious of giving credence to the event. I am committing a sin … Continue reading

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