Category Archives: Our Catholic Identity

ASK FATHER: Rebaptism and membership in two Churches at the same time?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Is a person who was baptized a Roman Catholic and later re-baptized in the Coptic Orthodox Church a member in good standing of both Churches who can receive communion in either one?
A dear friend of mine was baptized and raised … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: I’m haunted. Was I not really absolved? Am I still excommunicated?

Fathers and seminarians, pay attention!
From a reader…
The Pope is sending out special priests who can absolve abortion. Does this mean that priests are giving absolution for something they cannot? Is the absolution then invalid? What does that mean for reception of sacraments until … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Husband had an affair, won’t go to confession

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Husband had a 2 yr+ affair all the while receiving The Eucharist each Sunday. He says he did nothing wrong; I say he has committed many mortal sins. He won’t go to confession. Your thoughts, please on what I can do besides … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can friends of same sex “marry” to avoid deportation?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
A friend of mine is a faithful homosexual Catholic, in a committed chaste relationship with another homosexual Catholic since years [in a non-USA country]. He is [from non-USA country A] and his partner [from non-USA country B]. In accordance to the [country … Continue reading

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The upcoming “environment” encyclical, “human ecology”, and the everlasting pains of Hell

Some say that the Pope’s next encyclical – on the “environment” – will be called “Laudato sii“.  Some say that that’s Latin.   No.  It isn’t.  It’s the 13th Umbrian which St. Francis of Assisi would have known and in which … Continue reading

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An angry Fr. Z’s Trinity Sunday with help from Fr. Rutler

My friend Fr. Rutler, pastor of St. Michael’s in Manhattan, wrote a “pastor’s page” column this week about the same-sex debacle in Ireland.  You don’t want to miss it.
At the time of this writing, it isn’t yet posted on the … Continue reading

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A Trinity Sunday question for readers

Here is a little Trinity Sunday question for you.
In your Sunday sermons today, did you hear the preacher make an analogy for the Trinity?
Did he says something like…
The Trinity is like water, which can be steam, ice or water. (Modalism)
The … Continue reading

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Ireland… What is Ireland?

At Crisis I saw something about what the Irish did that serves as a pretty good summary.  The whole thing is HERE.
This is a sample:
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Some scholars tell us that the gothic genre of story-telling grew up as a response to … Continue reading

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IMPORTANT: Closed pre-Synod planning session held, “shadow council”

Here’s a disturbing report about how the upcoming Synod is being shaped.  There is a lot to read here, but take time to do it.  This is important.
From CNA and Le Figaro with my emphases and comments:
Rome, Italy, May 26, 2015 / 03:01 … Continue reading

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Great moments with Card. Sarah!

There is a great article at the Italian Il Foglio with pithy quotes from one of my favorite Cardinals, His Eminence Robert Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments.  I can only offer a … Continue reading

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