Category Archives: Our Catholic Identity

How can the “four camps” in the Church be reconciled? 

Today at Crisis (aptly named) editor Eric Sammons argues that there are four camps (roughly speaking) in the Church today – perhaps the Latin Church in the Northern Hemisphere.  Can they be reconciled?  Do they constitute different religions? The core: In summary: … Read More

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Francis goes to Kazakhstan, says stuff and signs something. What could go wrong?

Francis went to Astana (Nur-Sultan), Kazakhstan to participate in the VII Congress Of the Leaders Of World And Traditional Religions. That Congress issued a final declaration, surely prepared ahead of time and distributed to the signatories ahead of time. This … Read More

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12 September 1683: The Battle of Vienna and the Feast of the Holy Name of Mary

In the Divine Praises we pray: Blessed be the name of Mary, Virgin and Mother. Today, 12 September, is the Feast of the Holy Name of Mary. Devotion to the name of Mary was at first in Spain, by Carmelites.  … Read More

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1 Sept: On the anniversary of a very creepy thing, two very creepy things happened

Sometimes coincidences are just coincidences. Sometimes they aren’t. Yesterday, 1 September, on the anniversary of a very creepy thing, two very creepy things happened. 1- Francis gave a speech to the world’s bishops, more an more reduced to “branch managers” … Read More

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SEPTEMBER: Month dedicated to the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary

September is traditionally associated with the Seven Sorrows devotion. Back in 2019, because the Church is pretty obviously hurtling into chaos from the top down, I determined to write reflections on the Seven Sorrows of Mary.  I started writing these … Read More

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The agony of their “ecstasy”

You will want to watch this before it is expunged from on orders from high atop the thing.  Tucker Carlson’s opening monologue on 31 August 2022.  He goes over the many ways in which the left, fully in charge, is … Read More

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“There will be some friction points along the way, but they will begin to integrate.   That’ll be something to see.”

I have long observed that a demographic sinkhole is opening up under the Church here in these USA.   The fact is that lots of “nones” will stop even pretending to embrace the family religion.  Also, the inexorable movement of time is … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Devotions for months and days of the week

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have begun the habit of adding a devotion to my prayers for each month. Some are obvious, like July being the Precious Blood. But, there seems to be some disagreement on certain months, like August, where some … Read More

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Pope Benedict XVI on Corpus Christi processions

In many places the Feast of Corpus Christi gets an “external celebration” on Sunday.  It is wonderful to see the multiplication of Eucharistic processions especially with the growth of the Traditional Latin Mass.  TLM began, processions generally followed. In 2008 … Read More

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New members of the College of Cardinals

I’ve been asked quite a few times today what I thought about the new “red hat” list for the College of Cardinals. I simply laughed. The ploy and play of the list is so obvious that it is hardly to … Read More

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Bishops with… wherewithal!… back up Archbp. Cordileone and can 915

UPDATE:  Since I am traveling it is hard for me to update the list of bishops who have issued supportive statements about what Archbp. Cordileone did.   Perhaps a reader or two might keep an eye and provide in the combox … Read More

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Concerning the Traditional Latin Mass in Washington D.C.

The effects of the cruel Traditionis custodes are widespread. Here is an excerpt from an email, followed by a link to a blog post about the D.C. situation regarding the Vetus Ordo. We are praying hard for the Cardinal at this time. … Read More

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WDTPRS – 3rd Sunday after Easter (Vetus Ordo): Every Catholic is called to evangelize

In the midst of chaos, we need to bring our minds to the work at hand, our work of sacred liturgy, the renewal of which is our only hope for true revitalization of the Church. This Sunday’s Collect survived the … Read More

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Brace for vicious cruelty in Washington, DC.

UPDATE: I received this and, in fairness, it ought to be shared: Dear Fr. Zuhlsdorf, Your posting about our parish slightly mischaracterizes what was said at mass today about Cardinal Gregory’s thoughts about the Extraordinary Form Mass at our parish.  … Read More

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Now THAT’s what I’m talkin’ about!

The Gloria at the Easter Vigil at Brompton Oratory.

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STATIONS OF THE CROSS – Audio from Fr. Z

Here also are my audio projects of the Way of the Cross. On 1st Fridays, do please pray the Act of Reparation. What we need right now is PRAYER, especially now. And remember to GO TO CONFESSION! For priests, especially, try The Way Of … Read More

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes: 1st Passion Sunday (5th of Lent) – and a POLL

Too many people today are without good, strong preaching, to the detriment of all. Share the good stuff. Was there a GOOD point made in the sermon you heard at the Masses for the 1st Passion Sunday (N.O. 5th of Lent)? … Read More

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Of Benedictines, Easter Cards and YOU. Or… If you send cards for Christmas, how much more for Easter?

I often mention that the Benedictines of Norcia make great beer and that when you but, you help them.  (That beer is really good.) So, too, I mention the Benedictines of Le Barroux who make wine (and they now have … Read More

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes: 4th (Laetare) Sunday of Lent – and a POLL

Too many people today are without good, strong preaching, to the detriment of all. Share the good stuff. Was there a GOOD point made in the sermon you heard at the Masses for the 1st Sunday of Lent? Tell about attendance … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Abstinence on a Friday of Lent that is also the Feast of the Annunciation. What to do?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: What is required / recommended regarding fasting and abstinence when a solemnity falls on a Friday in Lent? And another… I can’t make out if the Lenten Friday rule of abstinence applies to the Solemnity tomorrow? … Read More

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