Category Archives: Hard-Identity Catholicism

Wherein a seriously annoyed Fr. Z rants – UPDATED

UPDATE Concerning something I ranted about below, I read this at CNA: Updated: Springfield, Mass. diocese rescinds policy permitting nurses to anoint Thanks be to God. One hour after the publication of the story below, the Diocese of Springfield informed … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! BISHOPS and PRIESTS – Exorcise and bless!

Luke 4:40-41: When the sun was setting, all those who had any that were sick with various diseases brought them to Him; and He laid His hands on every one of them and healed them. And demons also came out … Continue reading

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Of bells and virus bell curves. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

You would be surprised at how long and complex the rite is for the consecration of a bell.  They are “baptized”, as it were, by a bishop.  They are washed with holy water, anointed with the Oil of the Sick … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “Are Satan and his demons ramping up any new strategies of attack?” Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: With so many sudden changes to our daily lives (how, where, and with whom we spend our time), do you think Satan and his demons will be ramping up any new strategies of attack and temptation … Continue reading

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DESPICABLE: priests, lib website attack Spiritual Communion, private Masses, adoration, processions, video during #Coronavirus #SocialDistancing

This ridiculous garbage is just what you would expect from Germany and from the ultra-liberal, modernist, Pray Tell. This, in the time of Coronavirus Private Mass Does Not Fit with a Contemporary Understanding of Eucharist By Albert Gerhards, Benedikt Kranemann, Stephan … Continue reading

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Doing what bishops ought to do in the time of COVID-19

The Archbishop of Milwaukee got out there and did what bishops ought to do. Anyone can spout like a CDC official. Priests and bishops have a role that cannot be replaced. March 18, 2020 To the Faithful of the Archdiocese … Continue reading

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In time of Coronovirus a priest foolishly suggests confession by phone. FAIL!

UPDATE 28 March 2020: The CDW instructed the USCCB that mobile phones should not be used to amplify vocal exchanges between confessor and penitent, when the penitent is at least a little distant from, but still with, the priest.  CNA … Continue reading

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Don Camillo’s stands fast as the flood rises.

From the movie made from Giovannino Guareschi’s “Return of Don Camillo“. Don (the title of a diocesan priest in Italy) Camillo is the pastor of a village by a river, which is in flood stage.  The people have fled to … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can our priest add to Mass prayers the votive collects against epidemics?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I hope you are doing well today. My pastor is the dean for the archdiocese of ___. He wanted to know if he has the competent authority to allow himself to offer Mass of the Féria … Continue reading

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Francis Bergoglio’s Day Off? Seriously… Francis walks in empty Rome to venerate the famous Plague Crucifix of 1522

These are serious days, but I hope a little humor can be applied. Francis Bergoglio’s Day Off! A day well spent. It would have been better to have a procession, but… hey!  I’ll take it! BTW… this is the Ides … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes – 3rd Sunday of Lent 2020 – The rise of spiritual warriors

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard at the Mass that fulfilled your Sunday Obligation? What was it? There are a lot of people who don’t get many good points in the sermons they must endure. … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2020: 19 – 3rd Sunday of Lent: “You will shake off your faults more readily when….”

It’s the 3rd Sunday of Lent. The Roman Station is San Lorenzo fuori le mura. St. Lawrence outside-the-walls We hear about the difference of Major and Minor Basilicas in Rome.  Also, Fulton Sheen gives us great advice about not being … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: What do you think the pandemic will result in? Wherein Fr. Z RANTS!

From a reader… QUAERITUR: We can’t know what’s going to happen with the pandemic.  But what do you think will happen socially?  In the Church? It see it as a strong incentive to correct our badly compromised supply chains and … Continue reading

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Stuck because of COVID-19? How to make a Spiritual Communion.

Where I am, in the Cupboard Under The Stairs, the local county has decreed that gatherings of 250 or more, including religious events, are banned.  You can still go to nearly every other sort of place, but not church if … Continue reading

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Votive Mass “Tempore Mortalitatis”

With the permission of Bp. Hying we are able to celebrate Votive Masses “Tempore Mortalitatis” and “Pro Infirmis” also on 3rd Class Ferias of Lent. We will do this regularly. Si vis pacem, para bellum! Today, before Mass, we sang … Continue reading

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