Category Archives: Our Catholic Identity

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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ASK FATHER: Is cooking on Sunday a sin?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I saw someone say that cooking on Sunday violates the third commandment and food for Sunday must be made before Sunday. Is this true ? No. As much as we honor our Jewish forbears, we do … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Were Jesus, Mary and Joseph “refugees”? Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Several readers have asked whether or not the Holy Family were refugees. Some are reacting to “nativity” scenes, showing them in cages, and so forth, which is an obvious manipulation of the Nativity narrative to score cheap political shots, at … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Are “Novus Ordo” ordinations truly valid?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father, I’ve done some reading on whether Novus Order orders are truly valid or not and am confused. Would love to get your learned comments on the matter. Thanks for your work. You ask if ordinations … Continue reading

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VIDEO: @BishopHying of @MadisonDiocese in Rome for the ad limina visit 1 & 2

Two “Moments” with Bp. Hying during his ad limina visit. He has good insights.

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What’s happening to Catholics in China?

The Vatican changed its stance toward the Church’s presence in China.  What fruits have come from this change? The following piece has lots of photos at the original page, which you can visit. From Bitter Winter: Xi Jinping Portraits Replace … Continue reading

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More on “foot washing”.

I saw this at ChurchPop: Husband Washes Wife’s Feet at Wedding Reception Instead of Tossing Garter: “You Deserve to Be Cherished” How beautiful! Have you ever seen anything like this before? Catholic speaker, podcaster, and television personality Stacey Sumereau shared … Continue reading

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Grim surveys about decline of Christianity in USA, Italy

A while back we learned through the Pew Research Center that about 30% of practicing Catholic believe the Church’s teaching about transsubstantiation. Pew now tells us more about Catholic in these USA and in Italy.   Sandro Magister writes about it.  … Continue reading

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BEER OPPORTUNITY from the traditional Benedictine Monks of Norcia! Think: Thanksgiving and gifts

Here’s a refresher about a good opportunity news!   The wonderful, traditional Benedictine monks in Norcia (Benedict’s place of birth) have a great deal on their beer just in time for the holiday season.  How about beer with your savory Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: I’ve lost all desire and motivation to pray, fast, etc. It all seems so pointless.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’ve lost all desire and motivation to pray, fast, etc. I’ve become apathetic towards the spiritual life. It all seems so pointless. God stopped listening and caring about me years ago, and I feel as though … Continue reading

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VIDEO – Meet the guy who boosted and “tiberized” Pachamama and “Pachamama meets the God of Surprises”

Corrispondenza Romana has a video introduced by Roberto de Mattei, in which the young Austrian man who tossed the wooden Pachamama demonic graven images into the Tiber. I saw the video at Rorate at first. Fr. Z kudos to Alexander … Continue reading

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The numbers are growing and the “gravitational pull” is getting stronger

Did you all see the article in the Washington Examiner? It tells us something that we all know. All of us, even the libs. Some day, more bishops are going to admit that this is a trend. Then we’ll see what … Continue reading

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