Category Archives: Hard-Identity Catholicism

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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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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