Category Archives: Our Catholic Identity

Irish “Mass Path”, for secret worship, mapped and photographed (and some BOOKS)

Occasionally a friend of mine in England makes weekend adventures to visit sites where there are preserved “priest holes”, and he sends photos.  They really give you pause.  As you know, in the 16th and 17th centuries, Catholics who refused … Continue reading

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Yet another German moral mudslide: bishop proposes blessing homosexual relationships

Yesterday I took time away – mostly – from the blog and email.  I checked in only long enough to approve comments in the queue, etc.
Of course today lots of things are going “DING”, whimpering for my attention. Most of them … Continue reading

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More altar rails! We need many many more altar rails!

From the NCRegister:
Altar Rail Puts Communicants on Right Track
Priests and parishioners explain the value of kneeling when receiving Communion.
Joseph Pronechen
In many parishes, a once-standard sanctuary staple is making a comeback: the altar rail.
“Having an altar rail has really brought back … Continue reading

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“The world needs proud warriors, animated by their faith” – OORAH!

There was a meeting in Chicago this week of Catholic young people.  Something called SLS18.
As it happens, the actor Jim Caviezel made a surprise appearance and gave a heck of a short speech about courage.
He talks about “happy talk”.  He … Continue reading

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Is the #AmorisLaetitia agenda just the warm up for the full assault on #HumanaeVitae?

If the unrepentent sinner, unshriven and without a firm purpose of amendment, can officially be admitted to Holy Communion, it’s game over for discipline in the Church.  It’s over for authoritative teaching on faith and morals.
If Christ was wrong about marriage and … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 160: Bishops of Kazakhstan issue “Profession of the immutable truths about sacramental marriage” AUDIO

As the controversy erupted at the irruption of Amoris laetitia, I opined that, even though the document could be read in a properly orthodox way, those who were inclined not to support the Church’s teaching would say it meant something innovative … Continue reading

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CHRISTMASCAzT 2017 29: Family in charity, not diversity, tolerance, inclusivity, sensitivity, choice …

Here is CHRISTMASCAzT 29, for Sunday in the Octave of Christmas, the Feast of the Holy Family in the Ordinary Form calendar.
Sister Lucia, the long-lived seer at Fatima, told the late-Card. Caffarra (R.I.P.):
“A time will come when the decisive battle … Continue reading

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USCCB: Created Male and Female: An Open Letter from Religious Leaders

I was alerted to something interesting on the website of the USCCB.  The bishops posted a letter signed by religious leaders of various groups.  HERE  My emphases.
Created Male and Female: An Open Letter from Religious Leaders
December 15, 2017
Dear Friends:
As leaders … Continue reading

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Too ashamed to go to confession?

I saw an article at CNA which had a great point in it.
[Fr. Fortea] also noted the importance of ensuring truly anonymous confessions. In each city, he said, “there ought to be at least one confessional where instead of a … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 2017 20: Liturgy, continuity and YOU

Here is ADVENTCAzT 20, for Friday in the 3rd Week of Advent.
Help the Benedictine sisters whose music is often featured in these podcasts. They need your help before the end of the year.  HERE SUPPORT THEM!
Today we hear from Dietrich von … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Our old, misused friend, “Ecclesia supplet”

From a  reader…
QUAERITUR:
I attended a lecture today and it was about Ecclesiology
The author said that those who are outside the Catholic Church can be saved because of the overflow of graces via Ecclesia Supplet. Provided they have lived good lives … Continue reading

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Millennials and chapel veils

The first time I learned of the word “Fashionista” was back in the days of the Catholic Online Forum, when staffers Dawn and Gayle (who made the best, the most beautiful rosaries I’ve ever seen – RIP and prayers for … Continue reading

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Latin, can. 249, and our Catholic identity. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

How many times in these electronic pages have I lamented the blatant disobedience in regard to can. 249?
I remind the readership, especially those readers who are diocesan bishops, that the Code of Canon Law, can. 249, requires – it doesn’t suggest … Continue reading

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“Perhaps we have arrived at the End Times.”

At the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald, there is an interview with His Eminence, Raymond Leo Card. Burke.
‘Perhaps we have arrived at the End Times’: an interview with Cardinal Burke
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CARDINAL RAYMOND BURKE In the present moment there is … Continue reading

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1095: “Deus vult!… God wills it!” The 1st Crusade and lessons for men today.

On this day in 1095 Pope Urban II made a speech.
The setting was the Council of Clermont in France.
Urban, indeed all of Europe, was alarmed at the aggression of the Turks in the East, who had taken the Holy Land … Continue reading

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