Category Archives: Our Catholic Identity

Pre-Order Stunning Christmas Music CD – St. Paul’s Boys Choir, Harvard.

Last year I had a wonderful experience at Harvard University as the celebrant for a Solemn Mass at St. Paul’s, which has the only Catholic Boys Choir School in these United States. It was a special occasion for them, too, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can bishop/rector forbid seminarians from attending Extraordinary Form?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Can a bishop in a diocese forbid seminarians from attending the extraordinary form of the Mass?
This is happening in the ___ diocese. My friend who just entered this seminary informed me of this when I invited him to … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 27th Ordinary Sunday: soap was made from ashes

When we pray with the right attitude, particularly kneeling before the altar of Sacrifice, joined in heart and mind with the our mediator, the priest, Christ Himself makes up for what we are incapable of accomplishing on our own.
St. Augustine … Continue reading

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VIDEOS: Card. Burke & Card. Kasper – compare & contrast. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Catholic News Service issued excepts from a video interview with His Eminence Raymond Card. Burke. (655 views as I post)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mo2YaU_u1Y0&feature=player_embedded
Card. Kasper also has one.  (905 views as I post)
Compare and contrast. (Watch the imagery.)

My first impression?
In the one case, we … Continue reading

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How many Little Flowers does it take to make a bouquet?

Here’s something both Catholic and cute for a change.
In the Diocese of Lincoln, where it is still okay to be a faithful Catholic openly, there is a school where, on the Feast of St. Therese, the girls dress as the … Continue reading

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SAN DIEGO: Brick by Brick with Latin Novus Ordo with Spanish speakers

I recently posted about the good news in the Diocese of Raleigh where, in Dunn, NC, at Sacred Heart Church there are now Masses in the Extraordinary Form celebrated with Spanish re-readings and sermon.  HERE
For your Brick by Brick … Continue reading

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OK CITY: Archbp. Coakley exorcised Civil Center after evil event

I saw this at the Oklahoman:

Satan has left the building.
Roman Catholic Archbishop Paul S. Coakley and a priest performed “prayers of exorcism” to rid the Civic Center Music Hall of evil spirits that may have lingered after a satanic “black … Continue reading

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From whom demons withdraw in terror and pain

The world’s quicksand is shifting under our feet.
More than ever we need the help that God sends us through the loving help of our Guardian Angels.
Yes, there are angels.  Open your Bible and, within a few pages, you’ll find angels.
From … Continue reading

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Kneeless in Seattle

From Fr. Carota’s blog:
I received this text message yesterday (Sunday) from a young man who is a member of “Juventutem” and had to go to Seattle for work.   When he went to mass there, this is what happened:
“In the … Continue reading

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¡Hagan lío! Taking HIM to the streets!

From the Catholic Sentinel:
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Attendance at Mass remains central to Catholics’ faith because they must be nourished by Jesus’ body and blood or they will not remain strong Catholics, said Bishop Peter J. Jugis of Charlotte.
“Take a moment … Continue reading

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