Category Archives: Hard-Identity Catholicism

“Our ordinary world, the one in which we work and fall in love and watch TV—it’s thinner than paper, and the demons pour through it in hordes.”

According to the Talmud, the demons are more numerous than we are. “They stand over us like mounds of earth surrounding a pit.” Rav Huna teaches that “each and every one of us has a thousand demons to his left … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Is Mass valid if it is offered in a desecrated place? Wherein @fatherz rants.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: After a black mass or an occult rite occurs that consecrates the sanctuary of a Catholic Church to Lucifer (heaven forbid), but before that sacred space has been reconsecrated and restored for Catholic use, what would … Read More

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1 May – St. Joseph the Worker: An intercessor in time of need

I have often asserted in these pages that St. Joseph is a powerful intercessor.  I have received amazing interventions by this great saint, who is foster father of the Son of God.  I recently committed my material cares to him … Read More

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Linguistic machinations of the Left

By sure to check out my good friend Fr. Gerry Murray’s piece today at The Catholic Thing. Fr. Murray tackles the “attempt by liberal clerics and laity to compel the Catholic Church to get rid of what they deem unacceptable doctrines … Read More

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The “trowel” and the “sword”.  That’s what is needed now.

The other day we saw at the liberal outlet Religion New Service an absurd piece about supposed “liturgical reform” by a Jesuit.  It contained an attack on people who attend the Traditional Latin Mass. “Children and young people should not be allowed … Read More

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Video: WE ARE OUR RITES

I always enjoy the photos and videos of young boy playing Mass.  Children are naturally liturgical. Of course Holy Church breathes with both lungs, East and West. This is terrific.  “Divine Liturgy” according to the young. WE ARE OUR RITES

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Card. Sarah – @Card_R_Sarah – calls for reversal of the St. Peter’s Suppression of daily Masses

At the National Catholic Register (never to be confused with the Fishwrap), we read that Robert Card. Sarah has joined his voice to those of Cards. Raymond L. Burke, Gerhard L. Müller and Walter Brandmüller, who have objected to the St. … Read More

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LENTCAzT 2021: 40 – Palm Sunday of Holy Week: Sacramental reality

For Lent I offer daily 5 minute podcasts.  They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season.  The Roman Station today is St. John Lateran. Today is … Read More

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WDTPRS: Palm Sunday – an example so perfect that it transforms us

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week.  Holy week includes the Sacred Triduum. The principal ceremonies of the Palm Sunday Mass include the blessing of palm branches (or olive branches in some parts of the world, such as Rome) … Read More

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Officer slain in Boulder shooting was a TLM parishioner. Wherein Fr. Z rants about death and YOU. UPDATED

UPDATE: 26 March Time has been changed to noon MDT. Still at the Denver Cathedral with an FSSP celebrant. the link for livestream is https://livestream.com/accounts/3170708/events/9593864 Originally Published on: Mar 24, 2021 Recently there was a terrible mass shooting in Boulder, … Read More

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ASK FATHER: 1st Friday Communion and pre-55 Good (1st) Friday (no Communion): What to do?

I had this question come in…. QUAERITUR: I’m curious to know what happens to First Friday and First Saturday devotions when the Triduum falls on those days. I’ve searched the Internet a bit and cannot readily locate guidance. Is it … Read More

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“Do you really think you should be doing that?” Regarding the St. Peter’s Suppression. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Robert Royal has written eloquently about the cruel and blinkered Saint Peter’s Suppression (SPS) at The Catholic Thing. An excerpt: [I]t reflects yet another instance of the Church – or at least some high-placed officials in the Vatican – reducing … Read More

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ASK FATHER: “Is there a reverent and proper way to receive Communion in the Hand?”

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father, I came across to a decree of the CDW last year regarding the reception of Communion. Cardinal Sarah said that we need to follow the directives of the Conference of Bishops or the local Ordinary … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Bishop says no TLM on weekdays

From a reader… QUAERITUR: It seems that the diocese has disallowed the celebration of any daily Masses to be in the EF, after finally adding an official EF to the regular Sunday schedule. You’ve said multiple times that a priest … Read More

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“Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me…” The mighty Lorica of Saint Patrick

During these dark days, we can benefit from the use of this prayer, called the Breastplate, or Loríca of St. Patrick, “The Cry of the Deer” (Latin Lorica is pronounced lo-REE-ka).  It is said that St. Patrick (+461) sang this when an … Read More

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Another “We are our rites!” rant from Fr. Z

At Crisis there is a piece by Paul Krause which knocks one out of the park.  He writes about reverence in worship.  His starting point is a Christological view of anthropology and, therefore, the virtue of Religion (though he doesn’t … Read More

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@BishopBarron on Barron. @EricSammons on Barron. Wherein @FatherZ rants.

On 2 March Bp. Robert Barron issued an apologia at Word On Fire: “The Evangelical Path Of Word On Fire”. He spends his first several hundred words talking about his own efforts to battle “beige” Catholicism through a “missionary spirit … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Mass intention register … in Latin

From a seminarian: First, many prayers for you always! Second, many of us at the seminary are looking for a personal mass intention book to keep record of masses. Preferably we have seen a red version that is labeled in … Read More

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Fr. Hunwicke asks a hard question. Fr. Z thinks he deserves an answer.

I’ve had conversations that go along sort of like this: “The Novus Ordo can be reverent!”, many will claim, “You just have to celebrated it as traditionally as you can!” “You mean, by sticking to the Roman style, adapting elements … Read More

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ASK FATHER: “If a priest blesses something without following the ritual, is it really blessed? (BAD NEWS!)

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Well, basically that: if a priest were to bless something without following the ritual, assuming he has the intention to bless it, says “I/God bless you”, it’s done in the Holy Name of the Trinity, etc: … Read More

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