Category Archives: Our Catholic Identity

“Heresy thrives on a combination of amnesia, anarchy and novelty.” ACTION ITEM! VIDEO!

I was given a manuscript of a new book by Bp. Schneider to look over. It is about heresies. Just as he put out a book about the truths of the Faith that are to be believe, now he has … Read More

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Corpus Christi: I affirm my subjugation to Christ vanquisher of hell and my sins.

In the traditional Roman calendar for the 1962 Missale Romanum yesterday, Thursday, was the Feast of Corpus Domini, or Corpus Christi.  In the post-Conciliar Missal’s calendar today is also Corpus Christi. In the Novus Ordo –  Vetus too, with “external celebration” … Read More

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Pentecost Friday: tearing things apart

Pentecost Friday At NLM there is a great explanation of the Pentecost Roman Stations. I find these historical details interesting because we find traces of ancient things in the traditional rites even today. In any event, if I am to … Read More

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Pentecost Thursday: No joy in “dustville”

Pentecost Thursday. The Roman Station is St. Lawrence outside the walls, which is where it was in the Easter Octave on Wednesday. In the Gospel from Luke 9, Jesus sends the Apostles out with authority to heal and cast out … Read More

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Catholic reactions to the reactionary reactions against Harrison Butker

Reactions to Harrison Butker’s commencement speech abound.   Today there are couple of note. First, at Crisis is a piece by Paul Kengor:  “Hell’s Fury for Harrison Butker” subtitled: “If you’re sick of the bullying thugs of cancel culture, then stand with Harrison … Read More

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“They must make the noise they can, because if they cease for a moment, we hear the calls of sanity and sweetness again…”.

A while back I wrote a review of Anthony Esolen’s fine book Nostalgia.  HERE In it, I wrote: How often is the charge of “nostalgia” flung as a cliché into the teeth of those who desire, with their legitimate aspirations, the … Read More

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Three items of interest: a conversion, a connection, and a con job

Three things in particular caught my eye this morning.  Two of them are connected with each other and they ring of good common sense and faith.   The other clanks of delusional blather. First, at LifeSite we read finally the news made … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Kissing the priest’s hand in the Latin Mass v. the liturgical spirit of Judas. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Finally I got my first Latin Mass and it was wonderful.  I want more more more and I can’t understand why the Pope doesn’t want us to have it.  I know he doesn’t like things he … Read More

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CRISIS: Trad “recovery” conference!

All eyes are turning to S. Montana – a beautiful area to be sure – where tens of people might attend a special conference for those recovering from being traditional.   The Trad Recovery conference is for people who had bad experiences … Read More

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For the “Springtime File”!

A sad bit of Dominican news: the monastery of the Santo Domingo el Real in Madrid has had to close for lack of vocations, 805 years after its foundation by St Dominic. The nuns have long been guardians of the … Read More

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Your Ash Wednesday Sermon notes and ASH POLL – Did you get your #ASHTAG?

Today is NOT a holy day of obligation. That said, many people try to go to Mass on Ash Wednesday.  Many, however, cannot. Therefore, let us know about your good experiences of Holy Mass and the good points in the sermon, … Read More

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VIDEO: Larry Chapp interviews Bp. James Conley of Lincoln about the reform of the liturgy.

You will find this video quite interesting. Larry Chapp interviews Bp. James Conley of Lincoln about the reform of the liturgy. Please let me know your high points. For me: communion rails, communion on the tongue, the Roman Canon. They … Read More

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WDTPRS – Septuagesima Sunday: Lent doesn’t sneak up on “trads”

On this coming Sunday, Holy Church begins to sing in a new key.  We have come around, in the traditional calendar, to Pre-Lent. The “Gesima Sundays” have Roman Stations.  Today we are at St. Lawrence “outside the walls”.  Being in … Read More

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28 Jan ’24 Septuagesima Sunday – Will you bury your “Alleluia” this year?

Well? Are’ya gonna do it? Do you have to call the priest RIGHT NOW so you can have a plan in place for your Sunday TLM… or Novus Ordo for that matter.  WHY NOT?  It’s called “Solidarity with the oppressed”.  … Read More

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STATEMENT from priests of the Cathedral of San Francisco about “FS” and “blessings”

This is worth notice.  Priests of the Cathedral in San Francisco have issued their own statement about FS… Conscience First (English and Spanish)  

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WDTPRS – The Collect for Epiphany: Let Mass make us Magi

In the Novus Ordo calendar the observance of Epiphany (12 days after Christmas – the reason it is called “Twelfth Night”) is in some places moved to the Sunday, this year tomorrow.  Some say that moving it to Sunday allows … Read More

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Magnificent new altar of the Fraternity of St. Vincent Ferrier, of Chémeré-le-Roi, France, a traditional group of Dominicans.

As Christmas approaches, it seems strange to write that we have need of some good news! Good news has come, however, from the Fraternity of St. Vincent Ferrier, of Chémeré-le-Roi, France, a traditional group of Dominicans. They recently completed a … Read More

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The present needs the past

Right now some clamor for everything in the Church, all her doctrine, liturgy (which is doctrine), law, structures… everything… to be “reinterpreted” in light of the “spirit” of Vatican II and the “spirit” of ongoing “synodality” (“walking togetherity”). From the … Read More

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ASK FATHER: How much prayer is enough?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have seen several Examination of Conscience guides mention neglecting prayer as a sin. Could you unpack this a bit? Failing to pray at all for a week, for example, seems like it would be a … Read More

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A video that gets to the HEART of things.

I call your attention… no.  Wait. To those who don’t like the Traditional Latin Mass… to those who don’t like me personally or what I write or defend… to those who don’t understand why there are Catholics who aren’t just … Read More

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