Category Archives: The Drill

Fr. Murray on “lived experience”, “accompaniment”, “conscience”

UPDATE:
Since I posted this a short while ago, I saw at First Things a commentary by Gerhard Ludwig Card. Müller (third in a series) precisely touching on the issues raised by Card. Cupich in England.  This is obviously Müller’s response.  Here is … Continue reading

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More news from the New catholic Red Guard

There are rumors of efforts to crack down on any voice that raises any sort of question during this pontificate.
LifeSite reported that Jesuit Antonio Spadaro of La Civiltà Cattolica (you’ll remember his blinkered view of Americans) wants EWTN’s Raymond Arroyo … Continue reading

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Of “paradigm shift” interest

May I direct the readership’s attention today to an amusing piece at First Things?   The pseudoanonymous writer pokes fun at inconsistencies in a speech recently delivered by a certain prelate at a certain well-known English university.
As it opens, we read:
In … Continue reading

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The State v. Self-Reliance

I nearly missed an email note from a reader (because he didn’t use the contact form) which had a semi-jocular solution to mass shooting attacks on schools.
“Our solution to the school shooter crisis is Universal Mandatory Home Schooling!”
Okay. I guess … Continue reading

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VIDEO Fr. Murray and Prof. Royal on some tough issues

The other day my friend Fr. Gerald Murray and Prof. Robert Royal were on The World Over offering some analysis of present issues.
I think you will find it useful. They get into it near the 5:00 mark.

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Sam Gregg takes off the gloves: Bp. Sanchez Sorondo on China

Sam Gregg, director of research at Acton Institute, has a strongly worded piece at Liberty and Law about the seriously bizarre remarks from Argentinian Bp. Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, presently the head of both the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical … Continue reading

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Good summary and analysis of @DouthatNYT v. @MassimoFaggioli

Last week I attended an event at Jesuit-run Fordham University (hereafter F.U.), billed as a debate between Ross Douthat of the NYT (aka Hell’s Bible) and uber-lib Massimo “Beans” Faggioli of Augustinian-run Villanova (a committed “New catholic Red Guard”), about … Continue reading

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Efforts to “queer” the Church and explaining @JamesMartinSJ

Tell me this isn’t coordinated.
First, for a while now, some theologian friends and I have watched with a measure of distaste and concern a “queering of theology”.
I see today via Corrispondenza Romana a story entitled: “Papa Francesco apre le porte … Continue reading

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Fr. Murray looks again at the Profession about marriage issued by the Bishops of Kazakhstan

Not long ago, the Bishops of Kazakhstan issued a document, a Profession of the Immutable Truths about Sacramental Marriage.   I wrote about it and provided an audio reading of it HERE.
At The Catholic Thing my friend Fr. Gerry Murray has written a … Continue reading

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Fr @RayLBlake explains Peronism

My friend Fr. Ray Blake, intrepid PP of Brighton, has a strong post upon which you might reflect.
Peronism and Corruption
I had a lesson in Peronism from an Argentinian waiter recently, in Argentina he was a PPE graduate.
Peronism, he said, was … Continue reading

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WRONG: Maltese, Germans, Argentinians and now Braga. “Patently and gravely wrong.” Ed Peters explains the situation.

My old pastor and mentor, Msgr. Schuler, used to say: When you’re right, you can’t be wrong.
The flip side is: When you’re wrong, you can’t be right.
There are a lot of people out there who are just plain wrong about … Continue reading

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Card. Eijk: Pope Francis should create clarity about ‘Amoris laetitia’

UPDATE:
I note that Mark de Vries has a better translation than the one someone has provided so far:  HERE
(In Dutch, the word for ‘thus’, and an informal word for ‘sister’
consisting of its first syllable, are homonyms…)
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Here’s some news…

BREAKING Cardinal Eijk: … Continue reading

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Hitchens: We were told not to worry.

At First Things, Dan Hitchens nailed it.  Look at this.
When communion for the remarried was reintroduced into Catholic discussion a few years ago, we were informed that it was a “pastoral” and “merciful” initiative. Those of us who pointed out … Continue reading

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Card. Burke speaks up

Anger and frustration, fear and ignorance (and being a lib), can lead people to say stupid things.   The ignorant or sub-optimally bright would suggest that Card. Burke might “lead a schism”.
CWR has an interview with Raymond Card. Burke.  There is … Continue reading

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Rutler writes about “men with chests”. The “impossible dream”?

Fr. Rutler has a terrific piece at the invaluable Crisis.
Read the whole thing, but here is some with my usual treatment.
Where Are the Churchmen With Chests? [“Chests”… a great image.  It was famously used (as Rutler mentions, below, by C.S. … Continue reading

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Card. Müller on authority of Popes, possibility of others correcting contradictory papal teachings

Back in December, First Things published a piece by the former Prefect of the CDF, Gerard Ludwig Card. Müller on the sacrament of penance. His observations on objective sin and subjective guilt, about knowledge, etc., are germane to a whole raft … Continue reading

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Slithery misdirection from the National Sodomitical Reporter: Bishops who avoid scandal commit scandal

The National Sodomitical Reporter (aka Fishwrap) is at it again with a particularly dreadful defense of sodomy.
While not many people will bother to read it (it’s really long and rather boring), it contains landmines.
From the title – and from its … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Petition against removal of historic Cross where Fr. Marquette died

I received this request from TFP. It is a good cause.
Liberals and atheists are now trying to bring down another historical cross. This one is particularly important to our American heritage.
The Father Marquette Memorial Cross in Ludington, Michigan, was erected … Continue reading

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VIDEO Bp. Athanasius Schneider interview about “Amoris laetitia” Controversy

His Excellency, Bishop Athanasius Schneider, gave an interview on French TV about Pope Francis and the Amoris laetitia controversy that is tearing apart of the unity of the Church in many spheres.  The video is available.  There are English subtitles.
He … Continue reading

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Fr. Murray on EWTN with outstanding commentary on recent developments

My friend Fr. Gerald Murray held the lone guest chair with Raymond Arroyo on EWTN the other night, and the video is now available.
Fr. Murray is no-nonsense.

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