Category Archives: Our Catholic Identity

WDTPRS: Collect of the new Mass “In time of pandemic” v. Collect of traditional Mass, “In time of pestilence”. Wherein Fr. Z rants

Remember: We are our rites. The way we pray has a reciprocal relationship with what we believe.  Change our prayers and our belief will, over time, shift and vice versa.   This dynamic is at the core of the phrase from … Continue reading

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@MadisonDiocese : Bp. Hying’s Decree altering conditions for gaining Plenary Indulgences

This could be a model for other dioceses. Below is a decree from Most Reverend Donald J. Hying, of the Diocese of Madison, by which he grants that people within the Diocese of Madison can gain plenary indulgences without confession … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM – In this time of mostly private Masses, priests should use the Traditional Latin Mass, the Extraordinary Form!

From a priest … QUAERITUR: All priests in many countries are now just doing private masses. How about saying them in ef? Thats my plan. [kudos!] Same time every day in the parish church. Can’t get more obviously private than … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How to gain a plenary indulgence if I can’t receive Communion? PRIESTS! BISHOPS! PAY ATTENTION!

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Can you please clarify the conditions to gain an indulgence? My diocese thankfully has not yet closed churches but my archbishop has forbidden communion on the tongue. In obedience, my TLM pastor is continuing to say … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: What do you think the pandemic will result in? Wherein Fr. Z RANTS!

From a reader… QUAERITUR: We can’t know what’s going to happen with the pandemic.  But what do you think will happen socially?  In the Church? It see it as a strong incentive to correct our badly compromised supply chains and … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z responds cordially to The Remnant’s polite response – #UniteTheClans

I opened my snail-mailbox and found my copy of The Remnant, freshly arrived. In this offering (31 January 2020… late?) you find their coverage of the event in Munich, the Acies Ordinata, in protest against Card. Marx and the antics of the … Continue reading

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VIDEO – On EWTN – Fr. Murray and Dr. Royal about Exhortation, devastating interview with Card. Zen about China

Tonight on Arroyo’s show, my good friends Fr. Murray and Prof. Royal talk about a range of issues involving the new Apostolic Exhortation. In the second half of the show, former Bishop of Hong Kong Joseph Card. Zen gave a … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Two Catholics getting married in the Orthodox Church

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have friend who is getting married in the Orthodox church. This friend and his wife to be were both Catholics, but recently left the Church for the Orthodox church. Is this marriage valid? Should I … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Different kinds of Holy Water

From a reader… QUAERITUR: To prevent the potential spread of coronavirus, my parish in Tokyo has temporarily discontinued the use of Holy Water upon entrance to the chapel. This has me thinking about the various types of Holy Water. Can … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Pay the German “Church Tax” or not, given what the German Church is doing?

From a GERMAN reader… QUAERITUR: Currently, I am required to pay my income tax in Germany, which also includes the “Church Tax” as I have declared that I am a Roman Catholic. It appears one cannot just opt-out of this … Continue reading

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450K-500K estimated at 2020 March For Life

A contact Trump 2020 campaign says that the Park Service estimated 450000 – 500000 people participated in the March For Life yesterday. I supposed that number does not the unborn. It was huge, as large a crowd as I have … Continue reading

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A diocese smells the coffee: starts planning for decline of the Novus Ordo and growth of the TLM

A sink hole. That’s the image I use most frequently right now for what is going to happen to the Church in the near future. A demographic sink hole is about to open up under the Church in these USA … Continue reading

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UPDATE! ASK FATHER: Use of a Catholic church for the “ordination” of woman Episcopalian “bishop”

UPDATE 17 Jan 2020: There is a development.   CNA reports: Catholic parish will not host Episcopalian consecration The Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia will no longer hold an episcopal consecration and ordination at a Catholic parish in Williamsburg, following an … Continue reading

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FIRST REMARKS about the new book by Card. Sarah and Benedict XVI

Robert Card. Sarah and Pope Benedict XVI have collaborated on a new book. They respond to certain aspects of The Present Crisis.™ From the Depths of our Hearts The dedication of the book says it all. En hommage aux prêtres … Continue reading

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The “Great Progressive Propaganda Machine”, Totalitarian Agendas, Incrementalism, and YOU – Wherein Fr. Z rants

I don’t want to know anything about film and stage actors personal lives or, usually, vapid thoughts.  Laura Ingraham had a good phrase for the screeching pop tarts: “shut up and sing”.   If I go to a movie, I just … Continue reading

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