Category Archives: Hard-Identity Catholicism

The Federalist’s reaction to the “Hell’s Bible” hit piece against TLM-going Catholics

A couple weeks back Hell’s Bible (aka NYT) published an airy yet vicious attack piece about Catholics who attended the Traditional Latin Mass.  Apparently, if you go to the Vetus Ordo, you might be a white right-wing extremist of some … Read More

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“If the Eucharistic Revival doesn’t address these…”

There’s chatter about “Eucharistic Revival”.  I have my ideas about what will work, but I’m afraid that the spirit of Vatican II, at least under the control of the power-that-be, will not be able even to imagine giving them a … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Our bishop refuses to consecrate sacred vessels. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My parish has recently been gifted a beautiful new set of Sacred Vessels for use at Holy Mass. We have asked the bishop to bless them when he’s next due to come here for Confirmations but … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Should priests wear the biretta when preaching? Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a priestly reader… QUAERITUR: I cannot find when to use the Biretta at the Homily, should it be worn, if so, then does one wear at for the Epistle & Gospel readings in the vernacular/English? Thank you for your … Read More

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VIDEO (must see): The Benedictines of Mary are growing and BUILDING

The traditional Benedictine nuns of Gower Abbey, the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, have expanded with a daughter house. These are the Benedictines who have made the beautiful music recordings that I feature often in my podcasts. They are … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Father rushes through the weekly Novena. What to do?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: At my parish, we have a new pastoral administrator….  Don’t know the whole story, but suffice it to say that Fr. W does not really seem to want to be in parish ministry.  Our parish has … Read More

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Male service at the altar

A friend and long-time internet colleague – once a member of the staff of the ancient Catholic Forum on Compuserve! – sent the following from a blog called Harvey Millican 2.0: Musings of a Trad Dad: “These Our Men“. I … Read More

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VIDEO about the Chartres Pilgrimage: Guardians of Tradition

For the second time today I choked up a little. The first time was this morning during Mass.  The profundity of the moment, place, act smothered me and I could barely breathe. Let not the partaking of Thy Body, O … Read More

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ASK FATHER: My grandparents were Masons. Is there demonic attachment now for generations?

This is an oldie post, slightly edited.  I am prompted to repost it because I recently had the pleasure of meeting a friend for lunch who had been in the Masons for sometime before his conversion. From a reader… QUAERITUR: … Read More

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Do know what “Maranatha” is in the Catholic Church? Really?

What passed through my mind when I read this… I’ll say, below. From NASA: Watch Live as NASA Spacecraft Collides With Far-Off Asteroid NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), the world’s first mission to test technology for defending Earth against … Read More

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The effect of lay participation on the souls of priests

I was requested by a reader to repost something I wrote back in the relatively happier times of 2017. Upon re-reading it, I think it stands still, adjustments having been made for the cruelty of Traditionis custodes. Published on: Jun 4, … Read More

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“The liturgical reform was ‘sold,’ so to speak, on a mighty promise of the countless wonderful blessings it could not fail to bring to the Church.”

I read a story at CNA about a diocese in the Netherlands where the wonderous springtime of Vatican II has revolutionized all of Catholic life. So successful has the Vatican II reform been, that the Diocese of Roermond has said … Read More

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La Macchina di Santa Rosa 2022!

Some years ago I went to Viterbo for the Feast of Santa Rosa and the incredible spectacle of the Macchina di Santa Rosa. Here is some video from this year.  Yes, this is being carried by a bunch of men.  … Read More

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Attacks on the Rosary. Dopiness from ‘Left church’. Spiritual warfare is real. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

I am sure that you have by now seen the moronic, sick, anti-Catholic dreck at The Atlantic about the Rosary written by … who?  The writer feverishly connected the use of the Rosary, as a matter of spiritual warfare – … Read More

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Jocko gives advice about, indirectly, leadership in the Church

If you are thoughtful, there are applications from this video to your local situation. Never mind that an idiot or two launch intellectually STUPID attacks on the Church as Militant. Think of every scene as a metaphor. This is about … Read More

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COVADONGA TLM PILGRIMAGE – I imagine you would like to see some photos.  No?

The Vetus Ordo is not going away. I received this from a reader: Spain is a country where traditionalism is virtually unknown. The left is obviously virulent, and under the influence of the Opus Dei, the right is solidly ostrich-like … Read More

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ACTION ITEM: Prayer to avert a serious act of persecution – UPDATED

UPDATE 15 July: It seems that, again, there are those who cannot keep things to themselves.  I had hoped to build a prayerful barrage regarding this really bad news, in the hope that, perhaps, there were still some chances that, … Read More

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“There will be some friction points along the way, but they will begin to integrate.   That’ll be something to see.”

I have long observed that a demographic sinkhole is opening up under the Church here in these USA.   The fact is that lots of “nones” will stop even pretending to embrace the family religion.  Also, the inexorable movement of time is … Read More

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When you think you cannot go on, you can’t do it, you can’t bear it or forgive it,…

It was by the shedding of Christ’s Blood that we are redeemed. The smallest of drops of the Precious Blood of Christ is our sinful race’s ransom, and now our guerdon unto hope for Heaven. Special veneration of the Most … Read More

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St Philip Neri’s revived Confraternity fed the poor and got attacked for it. Wherein Fr. Z rants

I seek to accomplish a few things in this post. First, it is good to set the record straight, lately distorted by a minor trad site, gloria.tv. Also, repeat something I’ve bashed away at for years, but haven’t bashed lately. … Read More

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