Category Archives: Our Catholic Identity

They just need to keep doing what they’re doing!

Someone once said something along the lines of, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” The Bitter Pill (aka The Tablet aka RU-486) has a story that 130 year old Wonersh Seminary in … Continue reading

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A way to get at the Most Holy Trinity from C.S. Lewis

May I make a recommendation?   A friend of mine – who happens to be right now mobilizing and quarantined at Ft. Bliss – sent me the recent C.S. Lewis “doodle”.  These are GREAT. Try this… From Mere Christianity – US … Continue reading

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HOLY SMOKE!

For this Sunday’s Pastor’s Page, Fr. Rutler offered this: The Magi gave the Holy Child presents of gold and myrrh and the essence of Boswellia serrata, which is the resin known as frankincense. The incense used in church may be pure … Continue reading

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‘c’atholic Pelosi with Sr. Simone trashes the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast and AG Barr

Yesterday at the National Catholic Prayer (virtual) Breakfast, Attorney General William Barr was honored with an award and he gave a brief speech, online.   The President also gave a video speech. At The Right Scoop we see a video of … Continue reading

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ANOTHER priest with an invalid baptism. Fathers! Review the videos of your baptism! ACTION ITEM!

You old-timers here known that for years… going on decades now… I have RAILED against priests who take it on themselves to change the words of the sacred liturgy, especially in significant moments such as during the FORM of sacraments. … Continue reading

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Jackass priests who screw around with the forms (essential words) of sacraments. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

How many times over the years have I written on this blog about priests who fool around with the forms of sacrament, the necessary words to be pronounced? How many?   A lot. Very few things disturb people more than not being … Continue reading

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The ‘c’atholic Biden Problem

How does one participate in the sin of another person?  We sin through another person’s actions by … counsel command consent provocation praise or flattery concealment partaking silence the defense of the ill done 1. Counsel: If you tell or advise … Continue reading

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@BishopBarron held a secret, “invite-only” meeting about the rise of “trads”. Wherein Fr. Z opines and invites (again)

As reported by Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter), it seems that Bp. Robert Barron highly-visible, media-prelate, Auxiliary of Los Angeles, … hosted an invite-only meeting of Catholic media professionals last week to discuss “disturbing trends in the online Catholic world,” including the … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 183: Bp. Schneider’s call for a Crusade of Eucharistic Reparation – ACTION ITEM!

Bp. Schneider has called for a Crusade of Eucharistic Reparation. He released a text on his site, Gloria Dei, about sins against the Blessed Sacrament, offences against our Lord in the Eucharist, and the need of such a coordinated campaign. … Continue reading

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Lammas – Loaf Mass Day – 1 August

Call it what you will, 1 August, Feast of St. Peter in Chains, Feast of the Holy Maccabees, it is also Lammas. Noooo…. not the big hairy sheep. Lammas is Anglo-Saxon hlaf-mas or Loaf Mass.   This is a first fruits  harvest … Continue reading

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US Bishops call for prayers with Greeks about Hagia Sophia. Fr. Z suggests a different approach. UPDATED

UPDATE 23 July 2020: Originally posted 22 July 2020 The Turkish government has transformed Hagia Sophia, one of the greatest CHURCHES in what was once upon a long-lost time known as Christendom, into mosque. The Greek Orthodox Church is not … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Should there still be “parking lot Masses” even though churches are opening again?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: In a not-so-hypothetical situation wherein the faithful are able to attend mass on Sunday inside a church, under nearly normal circumstances (face masks, 6 foot distancing), would it be permissible, or even advisable, to opt instead … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can a Roman Catholic in good conscience date a Sedevacantist?

From a reader…. QUAERITUR: I have been on Catholic Match and found a lady whose family considers themselves independent Catholics. They attend Mass at the Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen (CMRI) or SSPV. Can a Roman Catholic in good conscience date … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Confirmation using an instrument. Tradition says “NO!”, but the CDW said “YES”.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: In a May 14, 2020 dubium to the Holy See, the USCCB asked if an instrument such as a cotton ball may be used for the anointing with sacred Chrism during the celebration of the sacrament … Continue reading

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12 June – Traditional Latin Mass – LIVE VIDEO: 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5)

I will LIVE stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). Today: Friday of the 1st Week after the Octave of Pentecost. It is the Feast of St. John Facundo. Today we … Continue reading

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Quick thoughts about Archbp. Viganò’s Letter to Pres. Trump

I’ve had a lot of people asking me via email to comment – or rather why I haven’t commented – on Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò’s Letter to Pres. Trump (V2POTUS). I’ve been busy! However, a little gap of time before … Continue reading

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Another vain attempt to impose Novus Ordo lockstep unity on the faithful: Archdiocese of Seattle

It is at least ill-advised to attempt the same thing again and again and again with unvarying poor results, and yet keep on the poorly chosen course. Yet another discouraging example of episcopal over-reach, in the interest in trying to … Continue reading

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The longer we follow a false course, the farther we get from our goal, the harder it is to correct the error.

Today’s China is still reeling from the damage done during the Cultural Revolution.   Generations were pitted against generations.  Heritage, patrimony, identity were nearly irrevocably destroyed. The late and lamented Carlo Card. Caffarra (one of the Five Dubia Cardinals) had received … Continue reading

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The demographic sinkhole opening under the Church

I had an ongoing discussion with a friend who claimed that, one day, the Traditional Latin Mass would be the only Mass left in the Latin Church (sorry, Ambrosian Rite! We weren’t thinking of you, and I guess we were … Continue reading

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8 May Indulgence: Supplication to O.L. of Pompeii

There is a beautiful tradition for 8 May, this day (often right at 1200 noon).  I will recite this before my live-streamed Mass today at Noon CDT. Once upon a time one could obtain this day a plenary indulgence by … Continue reading

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