Category Archives: Our Catholic Identity

Great story of a humble man who saw the Blessed Virgin

Be sure to read this at the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald.
The five-year-old who testified to the Knock apparition
Today [21 August 2017] is the 138th anniversary of the apparition of the Blessed Virgin, along with St Joseph, St … Continue reading

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The revitalization of a parish in ultra-lib land

Do you remember when Fr. Illo at a parish in San Francisco decided to stop the service at the altar by females (YAY!) and the world came down on his head.
In the Catholic Herald, the UK’s best Catholic weekly, there is … Continue reading

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To those shushing Convert Muzzlers…

Take THIS!
Marcus Grodi, of the Coming Home Network, has a new book just for YOU.
From Atheism to Catholicism
US HERE – UK HERE

I wonder if there is anyone out there who knows converts as Marcus Grodi does.
No, but wait… converts should … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can I go with my children to SSPX Masses twice a month?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Lets cut to the chase my soul is torn. I asked the Blessed Mother to save my children and give them Catholic friends (they know NONE right now) I have lived my whole life without knowing someone who … Continue reading

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REQUEST TO READERS: Good books for new fathers to be

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Father, my wife and I are expecting our first child, and I wondered if you could recommend any good, solid books for new Catholic fathers please?
Congratulations!
Good question.
I’ll open this to the readership.
Meanwhile, I received a good book for … Continue reading

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The Cassock

Use of the cassock.
In England… and in Wales?… it was illegal to wear the cassock in public.  Perhaps it still is.  I believe there is a tale told that Queen Elizabeth paid the fine for John Paul II.  Se non è vero….
In … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Was St. Michael Prayer after Mass suppressed by Vatican II?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I recently heard a priest announce to his congregation that the St. Michael Prayer had been “suppressed” by Vatican II. [No.] People could still pray it privately, but it could not be recited in congregation after mass. Is this correct? This … Continue reading

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@MichaelSWinters nasty remark about converts. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Today there is a “Defense of Converts” in First Things.  
There is a defense because there was an attack.
A couple days back, at the Fishwrap (aka National Sodomitic Reporter), the Wile E. Coyote of the catholic Left, Michael Sean Winters, attacked converts.
At Al … Continue reading

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To the defeatists

Some years back, 19 March 2013 to be exact, I published here a manifesto entitled “Dear Traditionalists” to which I return from time to time. I still adhere to it.
In that piece I featured a photo of aspiring Navy SEALs … Continue reading

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“For goodness’ sake, own your faith, Fr. Martin!” Analysis of Jesuit’s homosexualist activism

Over at Crisis there is a piece by Rev. Mr. Jim Russell entitled
“A Final Word On Fr. Martin”
Alas, I fear that that is far too optimistic.  Jesuit Homosexualist-activist Fr James Martin is sure to come up with something weird again soon.  He … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z endorses Fr. Cipolla’s call to ACTION!

Though some of the Rorate folks have waged a bit of a war on me, I have tried occasionally to acknowledge their good contributions.  I was sent a link to one contribution which I would like to endorse.
Fr. Richard Cipolla, pastor … Continue reading

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UK’s CH: Can anything stop Catholic infighting?

At the site of the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald, there is a preview article from their upcoming 14 July number which merits your attention. I ingested it with great interest along with my at least quadruple espresso ristretto this … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can I wear a Rosary like warriors wear weapons?

From a reader…
I wanted to hear your thoughts on this… I’m fascinated by the rosary and the idea that it is our weapon. I’m not a religious (nun or monk) but is it still OK for me to wear the rosary on the … Continue reading

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Brief explanation of “heroic virtue” v. “ordinary virtue” in light of the new path to beatification.

Pope Francis, yesterday, issued a document by which he established a third iter or path for a process of beatification.
Hitherto, in processes for beatification, unless one is determined to have been a martyr, it has been necessary for a “Servant of … Continue reading

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Let’s call it Reason #9577 for Summorum Pontificum

This is pretty bad.   Let’s call it Reason #9577 for Summorum Pontificum.
This is the ordination of a man of Tamil origin in the Diocese of Rodez, in France.
One must ask how it was that they thought that some of these … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can an Eastern Catholic priest confirm a Latin Catholic

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Is it licit for a child who has received the sacraments of baptism and first communion in the Western Rite to receive the sacrament of confirmation from an Eastern Rite priest?
Canon 696 of the Code of the Canons of the … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: 10 years of ‘Summorum Pontificum’ and its effect on seminarians

A GUEST POST from a reader…
I have been meaning to write this for a little while but the holiday gives me a time to reflect on several observations over the past weeks and several years. This in light of priestly … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Holding hands or the “orans” position during the Our Father. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Over at the Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) there is a question today about hold hands during the Our Father.  As you might guess they reference liberals who are probably unreliable.  What say you?  Is hand holding forbidden … Continue reading

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Erasing the Magisterium of a Pope. Wherein Fr. Z rants and suggests.

There is a long standing political tool employed to eliminate opposition which is associated with the past, or a defeated regime.  You can see evidence of this tool all around Rome, in monuments both ancient and recent.  It is called damnatio memoriae… … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Sunday obligation and sick child at home

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I have read that caring for the sick (i.e. children) lifts the Sunday Obligation to hear Holy Mass.
Does caring for a sick child lift it for the entire day, or would parents be required to go to Mass … Continue reading

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