Category Archives: Hard-Identity Catholicism

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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Priest weeps at irreverence for Eucharist, tells people to receive on the tongue. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From ChurchPop comes a video and article about a priest who, clearly reacting to some act(s) of irreverence in regard to the Blessed Sacrament, had enough of the sacrilege.  There is a video of him literally weeping and then explaining … Read More

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You are NOT exempt from service, dear readers.  None of us are. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

At Crisis today there is a good piece about “cancel culture” and the would-be despots who use it as a tool of bullying and intimidation. “Cancel culture” is within the walls, now, of the Church as well, like orcs at … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Blessing ashes at home

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Peace and good times, Father Z. [Right now, I’d settle for okay times.] May the blessing and distribution of ashes be done at home in this time of pandemic? Our Archdiocese (in the Philippines) and the … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Why do people today freak out so much over the idea of exorcisms?

From a reader…. QUAERITUR: I saw the really good posts that Father Tim Finigan and Father John Hunwicke put on their blogs and the comments.  Why, Father Z, do you think people today freak out so much over the idea … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Interfaith marriage – Catholic and Muslim

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Hello Father, i have a question about interfaith marriages. I’m Muslim and the woman I’ve been thinking of marrying a nondenominational Christian, but she fears it is sinful, there is a verse that suggests not to … Read More

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Is survival mode all we have now?

No one can give what they don’t have.  In fun-Latin, nemo dat quod non ‘got’.  And yet the universal vocation to evangelize is predicated on what we have, what we have received. We haven’t been evangelizing well.  Rather, we seems to … Read More

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Fathers! Votive options on Tuesday and Thursday after Sexagesima: Passion of the Lord and Reparation for Insults against the Eucharist

Tuesday after Sexagesima Sunday (which, as I write is in two day), there was a tradition of saying a Votive Mass of the Passion of the Lord. There were once various Votive Masses available focusing on the arma Christi, the … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Can confessors in any way act upon information they receive in confession?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Can confessors in any way act upon information they receive in confession? While looking up information regarding the seal of confession, I came across a reference to a fifteenth-century English canonist, William Lyndwood. He states that … Read More

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“Is it too much to ask, therefore,…”

Run, don’t walk, to today’s Crisis Magazine offering by Regis Martin. Just DO IT. HERE A taste… […] In thinking about [Heywood] Broun’s conversion [by then Fr. Fulton Sheen], it is important that we not lose sight of the fact … Read More

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ACTION ITEM: Good article at Crisis. Then Fr. Z rants.

There is a good article at Crisis today, which all of you should both send by email and print out and hand to or send by mail to both your local priests and your bishops. This is time sensitive. As … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Coming late to Mass and reception of Holy Communion

From a reader…. QUAERITUR: If one is late for Mass because of an unexpected occurrence (line for confession was longer than expected, traffic, etc.), is he permitted to receive Communion? Is there a point in the Mass at which a … Read More

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WDTPRS: Collect for the Votive Mass “to beg the grace of dying well”

Yesterday, I celebrated a Votive Mass “ad postulandam gratiam bene moriendi… to beg for the grace of dying well”. Let’s have a look at the COLLECT for the Mass to ask for a good death. Omnipotens et misericors Deus, qui humano … Read More

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Fr. Z kudos for a great idea about abandoned churches

Everyone… look at this great idea! Concept: a religious order whose charism is breaking, urbex-style, into abandoned churches and organizing a pop-up Solemn High Mass there, complete with every liturgical detail and sparing no expense, ennobling and reconsecrating the sacred … Read More

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WDTPRS: Prayer for enemies

I have motive these days to pray for enemies. QUAERUNTUR: What can be our attitude about enemies? Can we enjoy the death or defeat of an enemy? Must we pray for them? Can we pray against them? There are beautiful … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Is the Sacrament of Confirmation valid if the minister uses an instrument, such as a stylus or a swab?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My son’s Confirmation is this Sunday and I just found out that the Bishop will be using a Q-tip because of Covid-19. Is this still valid? Thank you for all that you do. I find your … Read More

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This is war, friends.  Total, unrestricted, asymmetrical war.  Wherein Fr. Z rants.

UPDATE: Read what I wrote about totalitarians back in Jan 2020 before the Wuhan Devil COVID-1984 madness took full control HERE And check out Jennifer’s book… The Sexual State: How Elite Ideologies Are Destroying Lives and Why the Church Was … Read More

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In this, I am decidedly pro Trans!

Here are tidings of great joy.   In this, I am decidedly pro-trans. I was reminded that the Transalpine Redemptorists of Papa Stronsay, received an invitation to establish a monastery in the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings. They are in Montana now … Read More

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ADVENTCAzT 2020 25: “Pollution of the temple”

Here is ADVENTCAzT 24, for Tuesday in the 4th Week of Advent. Fr. John Zuhlsdorf · ADVENTCAzT 2020 25: “Pollution of the temple” These 5 minute offerings are a token of gratitude especially for my benefactors.  Thank you!  Chime in … Read More

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