Category Archives: Hard-Identity Catholicism

A diocese smells the coffee: starts planning for decline of the Novus Ordo and growth of the TLM

A sink hole. That’s the image I use most frequently right now for what is going to happen to the Church in the near future. A demographic sink hole is about to open up under the Church in these USA … Continue reading

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To save the world, we have to save the liturgy. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

My mantra in these electronic pages for years was and is and will be “Save The Liturgy, Save The World“. Sounds odd at first? Consider that of all the relationships we have, that which we have with God is and … Continue reading

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FIRST REMARKS about the new book by Card. Sarah and Benedict XVI

Robert Card. Sarah and Pope Benedict XVI have collaborated on a new book. They respond to certain aspects of The Present Crisis.™ From the Depths of our Hearts The dedication of the book says it all. En hommage aux prêtres … Continue reading

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Card. Sarah: “Catholics can no longer remain silent.”

The Church and her Lord cannot be separated.   The Church and the Catholic Christian cannot separated.   The Lord endured His Passion and Cross.  So too must the Church and individual Catholics endure a passions and crosses.   The Church is, I … Continue reading

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PHOTOS: Blessing Epiphany Water 2020

A few action shots from the Blessing of Epiphany Water on the Vigil of Epiphany, 5 January, at St. Mary’s in Pine Bluff, WI. The Rite is mighty powerful, involving first the singing of the Litany of Saints, the exorcism … Continue reading

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CHRISTMASCAzT 2019 31: Te Deum laudamus

Here is CHRISTMASCAzT 31, Tuesday in the Octave of Christmas, the 7th day after Christmas. We hear about the indulgences offered on this, the last day of the year, and also on the first day of the new year. And … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Were Jesus, Mary and Joseph “refugees”? Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Several readers have asked whether or not the Holy Family were refugees. Some are reacting to “nativity” scenes, showing them in cages, and so forth, which is an obvious manipulation of the Nativity narrative to score cheap political shots, at … Continue reading

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Read every word of this.

[…] [Teresa] Piccola [wife, mother, pro-life activist] would undergo the solemn rite of exorcism once per week for more than 18 months, in sessions lasting up to three hours. On those days, she and the deliverance team (which included the … Continue reading

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Head of Pontifical Academy FOR LIFE would hold the hand of person committing suicide. FAIL

I read with horror the other day that the head of the Pontifical Council for Life, Archbp. Vincenzo Paglia, said that he would hold the hand of a person committing suicide.   This is the same Archbp. Paglia who is behind, … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 180: Kwasniewski on how Vatican II reversed the order of priority, exalting “active participation” over proper liturgical worship of God

I found a great article at LifeSite by Peter Kwasniewski which screamed to be made into a podcast.  Sometimes I do this with good articles to make sure the content is more available to those who are pressed for time … Continue reading

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Support for Fr. Joseph Illo. Fr. Z rants about denial of Communion

I want to offer my public support for Fr. Joseph Illo in San Francisco at Star of the Sea (beautiful title).  He wrote about a tough call he had to make as pastor.  HERE The basics: A women took her … Continue reading

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Reflections on the symbolism of the altar rail or Communion rail and some practical suggestions

At Crisis Austin Ruse has a thoughtful piece about altar rails.  He writes: […] It seems to me that among the most harmful innovations that happened in the Church at mid-century was doing away with the altar rail and caving … Continue reading

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New gear from Rome: Vimpae and BUCKLES!

New gear came from Rome, today. I had a pair of vimpae made with Bp. Hying’s coat-of-arms. These are used during Masses with bishops by the ministers who hold the miter and the crosier. Also, there are silver shoe buckles. … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 179: Kwasniewski on the myth of ancient Communion in the hand

We welcome as our guest… Peter Kwasniewski and an article he recently posted at LifeSite about Communion in the hand. Not long ago, surveys from the Pew Research center uncovered that a huge number of Catholics do not believe in … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “I utterly reject Bergoglio, so how can I remain a Catholic?” Fr. Z’s rant and beatdown.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Now, to the point: How can I remain a Catholic when I UTTERLY reject Jorge Bergoglio as a false prophet of the devil? I can in no way continue to acknowledge him during Mass. Going to … Continue reading

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