Category Archives: Hard-Identity Catholicism

WDTPRS – Vigil of Pentecost (1962MR): Activate your Confirmation!

Can you believe that today is already the Vigil of Pentecost? COLLECT (1962MR): Praesta, quaesumus, omnipotens Deus: ut claritatis tuae super nos splendor effulgeat; et lux tuae lucis corda eorum, qui per gratiam tuam renati sunt, Sancti Spiritus illustratione confirmet. This … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Mass at a side altar during Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament? And a short rant.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: It is permissible for to have Public Mass at a side altar during Adoration.? And does it matter that the side altar is in the sanctuary, which is quite small? It just seems odd to me … Continue reading

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Your Sunday after Ascension 2020 Sermon Notes and the Exorcism against Satan and Apostate Angels

The Feast of the Ascension was really on THURSDAY, 40 days after Easter.  That’s in the Bible.  It is, ridiculously, transferred to Sunday in some places… but not everywhere. Hence we are in the strange situation of having: TLM: Sunday … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “Why aren’t Masses restarted without Holy Communion?”

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father, thank you so much for the live streamed daily Mass. I’m ‘attend’ every day since you started and it has kept me focused on what’s important. My question: I thought that the Holy Sacrifice of … Continue reading

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Wherein a furious Fr. Z gives selfish, cruel jackasses a piece of his mind

In the wake of stories of bishops banning, or attempting to ban, Communion on the tongue for as long as Coronvirus threatens… how long with that be?… I wrote a few blog posts on the matter. Today, I’ve looked around to … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: You are against dropping Hosts onto hands, but you drop the Host every day during Mass!

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father Z your blog is great and I’ve learn many things on it.  I have to point out an inconsistency.  On 5 May you yourself had a “spittle-flecked nutty” about a diocese which tells priests to … Continue reading

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Let’s raise the standards

There is strain between the Church’s laity and leadership. Rather, strain between the people in the pews and the hierarchy. Leadership is something other. It can be found on either side of the Communion rail. May I recommend to the … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z rants and points a finger

In another post, I commented on some good points made by Joseph Shaw in a piece at HPR. I want to return to Shaw’s piece for some final points.  Picking up toward the end… […] It certainly would not have … Continue reading

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PRIESTS! BISHOPS! Do what only YOU can do: exorcise and bless. ACTION ITEM!

As I wrote elsewhere: The fact that very often when the Lord healed the sick, he also performed an exorcism, and the fact that Paul connected not discerning the Body and Blood of the Lord with physical illness and death, … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z rants about repression of Communion on the tongue and about a “new normal”.

I saw a video recently of a young canonist whom I am pretty sure is a good and solid guy, well-versed.  He makes an argument that, yes, a bishop can on his own authority, because of urgent need, override the … Continue reading

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Benedictine goodness: @monksofnorcia and @cenacleosb and MORE – UPDATED

UPDATE 7 May 2020: Take a look at this new post about the Monastère S.-Benoît. As we move forward in our appeal to purchase the medieval Commandery in Brignoles established by the Knights Templar around a chapel built by the monks of … Continue reading

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BOOKS in my stack, recently received and other

Someone asked me what I was reading these days.   Frankly, I am not into all that much at the moment, since I am catching up on some things.  However, I have recently received some books that I intend to get … Continue reading

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25 April – St. Mark and the Major Rogation Day – Wherein Fr. Z rants

Years ago I was outside the Paul VI audience hall waiting for my bishop.  There were there various drivers, priests waiting for their bishops, newsies, etc.  An old Italian bishop, tired of the yakking inside the meeting of their conference, … Continue reading

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VIDEO 11 April 2020 – 0800 CDT – Rituale Romanum Title XI Ch 3 “Exorcismus In Satanam Et Angelos Apostaticos”

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The grave blasphemy of Beans. Wherein Fr. Z rants and makes a constructive suggestion.

At LifeSite I read some quite simply shocking, and yet not really that surprising, given the source. After the bishops of the Italian region of Umbria urged priests to continue to say Mass privately during this COVID challenge, the liberal … Continue reading

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