Tag Archives: Catholic identity

Pres. Obama owes you and me an apology!

Mr. President, you owe me and millions of American Catholics an apology. You apologized to Islamic extremists and other Muslims abroad and in the United States for something done against the Islamic faith by mistake. What you are doing to … Continue reading

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Why Bishops must guard the name “Catholic”

Why do Bishops have an obligation to oversee which groups or publications can use the word “Catholic”? There is a White House response to the online petition against his recent moves against the 1st Amendment entitled “Protecting the Health of … Continue reading

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Dr. Peters (canonist) on Nancy Pelosi (public abortion absolutist)

The mighty Canonical Defender, Prof. Ed Peters, has posted on his excellent blog In The Light Of The Law a comment about Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) statement that, as a Catholic, she will stand with the Obama Administration against the … Continue reading

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Let’s go over this AGAIN. It’s our liturgical worship…

“If the crisis of church life today is above all a crisis of liturgy, then the renewal of the church must begin with a renewal of the liturgy.” Sound familiar? This was the Swiss-born Kurt Card. Koch, President of the … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI on the huge crisis we face as a Church. Wherein Fr. Z gets on his knees and begs you to act.

In his address to the Plenary meeting of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, His Holiness said this, which is merely one paragraph of his address in my rapid translation: As we know, in vast areas of the … Continue reading

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“Collar Hollers” and EncouragePriests.org

Thanks to a commentator here, I just learned about EncouragePriests.org You can, apparently, send “Collar Hollers” graphics to priests, to give them a boost.  You can print them, send them by email, or use other social networking tools. It looks … Continue reading

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Ann Coulter’s nonsensical remarks about Santorum the Catholic

It is possible to enjoy a person’s writing style and the sound of the gears whirring in the brain even while disagreeing with what you are reading.  People forget to remember that fairly often. Thus, today I take strong exception … Continue reading

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Feeling safe about being a faithful Catholic, are you?

OMI‘s have a video about their Spanish Martyrs. There is an odd liturgical moment, in which, during the Mass as it was during the 30’s, the priest turned around at the elevation of the Host.  I think the producers are … Continue reading

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Ominous signs: religious liberty and our Catholic identity

“Secularizing trends, including the expropriation of Church goods and the elimination of privileges, frequently lead to “a profound liberation of the Church from forms of worldliness.” – Benedict XVI in Freiburg, Germany. For years I have been harping on a … Continue reading

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A survey suggests something about our Catholic identity

Since I have barely been online for some days, I just found out about an article by Laurie Goodstein of the NYT about a study done by the Abu Dhabi Gallup Center, a Muslim group, about how people of various … Continue reading

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The slipping-away of Catholic identity

I think that Pope Benedict had as a project for his pontificate the revitalization of Catholic identity.  The West is losing its soul because Christianity – Catholicism in particular – is not being lived by the mature or passed on … Continue reading

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Catholic institutions are failing because of failing “Catholic identity”

On this blog I have harped incessantly about Catholic identity.   I have proposed that a primary aim of Pope Benedict’s pontificate is to revitalize our Catholic identity.  If we don’t know who we are and what we believe then we … Continue reading

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