Category Archives: Hard-Identity Catholicism

Excellent piece today at Crisis: The War to Destroy the Eucharist

Do NOT miss this terrific article at Crisis by Jerome German: The War to Destroy the Eucharist.  He treats the issue of withholding Communion from  errant public figures but does so with amazing clarity. Tastes: […] We walk among saints and monsters. … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Priest refers to his role as “waiter” not “bouncer”.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I heard a priest refer to his role as, “not the bouncer to the Eucharistic banquet but the server [as in waiter].”Most analogies fall flat, but this one hit a dissonant chord that I can’t quite … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Do priests who celebrate only in the vernacular really know what they are saying?

From a reader…. QUAERITUR: I recently discovered the SCDF declaration Instauratio liturgica (Jan. 25, 1974), which says that the meaning of a translated sacramental formula is that of the original Latin, understood according to the mind of the Church. Especially … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Why are the Novus Ordo and the Traditional Latin Mass just two “forms” instead of two different “rites”?

UPDATE 9 July: You might go over to The Remnant and watch Peter Kwasneiwski’s talk at the Roman Forum on the issue I treat, below, and a lot more.   One of the important points he makes is the ever-increasing ultramontanism … Read More

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07/07/07 – 14th Anniversary of Summorum Pontificum – Fr. Z rants.

Today is the 14th Anniversary of the release of the of Benedict XVI’s Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum.   The text was released on 7 July 2007 – 7/7/7 Just for fun, this blog’s page on that day: HERE Lately, rumors have … Read More

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ASK FATHER: How to participate at Mass with a fussy baby? Wherein Fr. Z lays down principles.

This is a terrific question, equally applicable to the Traditional Latin Mass, Novus Ordo, Divine Liturgy… From a “Young TLM Dad”… QUAERITUR: Hello Father, Since starting to attend the TLM on a more regular basis I noticed that mine, and … Read More

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Sober thoughts about a rumored restricting of Summorum Pontificum. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Dom Alcuin Reid, has a good opinion piece at Catholic World Report about the rumored restrictions or retooling of Summorum Pontificum, Benedict XVI’s “emancipation proclamation” for priests and lay people regarding traditional sacred liturgical worship. My emphases and comments. Opinion: On liturgical … Read More

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Intense image of the Sacred Heart and YOU – ACTION ITEM!

This striking detail from a print by the Catholic artist Daniel Mitsui. It is inspired in part by the visions of Gertrude and the 1467 Sanctus Salvator. Even the small details, the little animals that are scattered through the background, have … Read More

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JUNE: Recite an Act of Reparation is for “the sins that continue to plague our world”.

The District Superior of the SSPX, Fr. John Fullerton, has asked in a newsletter that people pray an Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart during the month of June. The Act of Reparation is for “the sins that continue … Read More

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“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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