Category Archives: The Coming Storm

Vocations to the priesthood: bad numbers? Those numbers didn’t just happen by themselves.

I’ve written many times about the situation of vocations to the priesthood. We all know that there are certain parishes in dioceses which produce more priests. We all know that there are certain dioceses which produce more priests. We all … Continue reading

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It’s nuts out there. I pity young people today for the pressures they endure.

I have written in the past of my grudging respect for Camille Paglia.  Although I definitely am on the other side of the fence than she is on a number of issues, she is smart, honest, and writes beautifully (unlike … Continue reading

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German theologian Robert Spaemann on #AmorisLaetitia: Chaos and schism, God forbid!

UPDATE: Spaemann’s interview is now in English.  HERE We are all suffering from Amoris defatigatio, I know.  But as the days and weeks pile up in the wake of Pope Francis Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation, and many and varying accounts and interpretations of … Continue reading

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Nigerian Bishop speaks about Boko Haram

If there is one thing that John Allen (now of Crux 2.0) knows well, it’s the issue of persecuted Christians across the globe. At Crux, Allen has an interview with a Nigerian bishop, His Excellency Matthew Hassan Kukah of Sokoto.  His … Continue reading

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Must Catholic doctrine on marriage now be affirmed by every bishop and bishops conference individually?

At the peculiarly appellated Eponymous Flower there is (in addition to a poll on the sidebar about Amoris laetitia) a piece gleaned from Katholisches.info about a presser held by the honchos of the Spanish Bishops Conference on, yes, Familiaris divortio … … Continue reading

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Important analysis of #AmorisLaetitia : Who won the battle? (Seminarians – ALERT!)

Is Fatigue of Love setting in yet? There has been a lot of commentary in the last few hard days about Amoris laetitia (aka Familiaris divortio). What I have been trying to get across is that 1) Amoris did not change Catholic doctrine or law, and that … Continue reading

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In the wake of #AmorisLaetitia (aka #FamiliarisDivortio )

The other day I wryly wrote about what may take place in the wake of the now Post-Synodal Apostolic Letter Amoris laetitia (aka Familiaris divortio): Benedict, in Summorum, emancipated both the older form of Mass and priests who say it! … Continue reading

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Beaten down. Demoralized. Confused. Frustrated. Let us now get up off the ground.

I’ve had a tough few days.  How ’bout you? Conversations with friends and priests suggest that the Devil is working really hard right now to demoralize the Team. And there is Amoris laetitia with its Infamous Footnote 351 (et al.) and the … Continue reading

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The Infamous #Footnote351 read through the lens of the Prodigal Son and his prostitutes

In the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Amoris laetitia, there is a footnote, an infamous footnote in par. 305 . Context: Because of forms of conditioning and mitigating factors, it is possible that in an objective situation of sin – which may … Continue reading

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More analysis: “There will be those who will try and contort #AmorisLaetitia into the Kaspser proposal”

The newly released Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Amoris laetitia in English is HERE. From the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald, some analysis of Amoris laetitia. My emphases and comments. Francis has left Church teaching on Communion for the divorced and remarried … Continue reading

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