Category Archives: The Drill

Fr. Rutler on Card. Kasper and the Germans: “Modernists are people who do not believe what they believe.”

Run, don’t walk, to Crisis to see Fr. George Rutler’s latest.  HERE. The German bishops, theologians and Card. Kasper are front and center. Here are some of my favorite moments… […] The social consequences of German idealism were hymned in … Continue reading

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Peters on Allen on Francis’s silence on abortion, etc.

You heard, I’me sure, about the huge lay-run “Family Day” event in Rome that drew vast crowds from all over the peninsula to the City. Pope Francis and the Italian bishops were un-involved and even silent about this big and important manifestation … Continue reading

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“Mercy, not magic”. Year of Mercy Doors are NOT a substitute for confession

From CNS: Mercy, not magic – Archdiocese of Bombay clarifies Holy Doors and the Jubilee Mumbai, India, Jan 26, 2016 / 04:25 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Archdiocese of Bombay issued a clarification last week after WhatsApp users in Maharashtra were … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: “there cannot be confusion between the family desired by God and every other type of union”

The other day His Holiness Pope Francis gave the annual address to the Roman Rota. HERE The Rota, the Tribunal Apostolicum Rotae Romanae or Apostolic Tribunal of the Roman Rota is the Church’s highest appellate court.  It takes its name from the round … Continue reading

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“I have confronted a few priests, as politely as possible, and hated every second of it.”

Most of us have have struggled at one point or another, often to the the point where a little trickle of blood emerges from the corner of our mouths, to bite our tongues during sermons.   Listening to at best pabulum and … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can a bishop forbid open carry of guns in states where it is legal?

UPDATE 14 Jan: At A Blog for Dallas Area Catholics there is an interesting reaction to the Diocese of Dallas’ new policy about guns.  A couple of the posts there touch on this topic, as a matter of fact. One … Continue reading

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Stats on attendance for Pope Francis’ Angelus and General Audiences

I found this story from Ed Pentin to be pretty interesting.  My friends in Rome and my own experience this out. Large Fall in Numbers of Faithful Attending Angelus, Regina Coeli According to figures released today by the papal household, the number … Continue reading

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Bp. Paprocki explains denial of Communion for manifest grave sinners

DATELINE: Springfield, IL. It seems that in a letter to the edition of the local paper someone went after His Excellency Most Reverend Thomas Paprocki, Bishop of Springfield in regard to Communion for the civilly divorced and remarried (CDRs).  HERE  … Continue reading

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Ongoing, post-Synod attempts to undermine indissolubility of marriage

I have this from a theologian friend.  He put together this summary of issues surrounding the last two Synods of Bishops on the Family and the current plots to undermine Catholic teaching concerning the indissolubility of matrimony. Read carefully.  He pulls … Continue reading

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Church security and ‘active shooters’

In light of current events and probable future threats, I put a few reading items on my wishlist relating to security for churches.  Most of it seems to be oriented to and written by evangelicals.  However, some of these people have a … Continue reading

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