Category Archives: The Drill

More news from Rome concerning communications

As the text messages from across the pond started to come in this morning, I did as I more and more often now do.  With a groan I put on my cheaters and grump, “What fresh hell is this?”
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Development of Doctrine? Fr. Hunwicke breaks it down barney style.

Fr. Hunwicke, at his esteemed page, has a cold look at what “development of doctrine” might mean over the last few years.   Accepting, of course, that doctrine can develop, one can ask the question: how much time does it take?
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Priest preaches at funeral, world falls on his head – UPDATE – HOMILY TEXT

UPDATE 17 Dec 2018:
Canonist Ed Peters has a post about the text of the sermon that Fr. LaCuesta gave at the funeral for the young man who committed suicide.
The family fueled the usual hyped-up MSM faux reporting.  (NYT … can you … Continue reading

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Card. Müller’s interview about Church and theology in Germany

LifeSite has a precis of Card. Müller’s interview with the German Catholic newspaper Die Tagespost.  He talks about the state of the Church and of theology in that caput malorum, Germany.
Scathing.
Also, of great interest, were his comments on homosexuality:
For the U.S. audience, … Continue reading

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An important moment for the US Church in the USA, in light of The Present Crisis.

I will keep saying it.
The passing and replacement of Bp. Robert Morlino is an important moment for the Church in the USA, particularly in light of The Present Crisis.
The Diocese of Madison has a page with links to some personal … Continue reading

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4 Dec: @BishopMorlino funeral broadcast on EWTN

The passing of Bp. Morlino – and the naming of his successor – is an important moment for the Church in the USA, particularly in light of The Present Crisis.
There has been quite a bit of even international coverage of … Continue reading

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Italian Press on the Extraordinary Ordinary @BishopMorlino

I keep coming back to the passing of Bp. Morlino, and not merely because of my personal connection.
The passing of Bp. Morlino – and the naming of his successor – is an important moment for the Church in the USA, … Continue reading

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The Oath: Every Bishops’ Aaron and Hur

Consider what is entrusted to a bishop.
Consider how he, like everyone else, struggles with the world, the flesh and the Devil.
Consider that, though fortified with the graces of the sacrament of orders and defended by the holy angels, a bishop … Continue reading

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A solid “state of the question” VIDEO about The Present Crisis

When we write scholarly papers or monographs or theses, or even in depth blog posts, analyzing a burning question, we often begin with a status quaestionis section: What is the state of the question?
This morning Michael Voris posted a “Vortex” video … Continue reading

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To US Bishops before their @USCCB meeting: Do not be afraid!

At First Things more good advice has been offered to their collective Excellencies before their upcoming plenary meeting, which begins next Monday.  Just the other day, another piece of advice was extended by a writer at The Catholic Thing.  HERE
However, at … Continue reading

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MUST READ: The Papalatrous catholic Left and “Horizonal Schism”

Speaking of brilliant, you will want to pay attention to the following.
Canonist Ed Peters turns the canonical sock about schism, can. 751, inside out.  There are two dimensions of schism, you see.   The papalatrous catholic Left has probably fallen into one … Continue reading

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Fr. Z muses: repression of Catholic speech and what we can do about it.

Right now we are told that transparency and dialogue are important.  When the Synod (“walking together”) opened, Francis called for openness, dialogue, even criticism, saying, “all to speak with courage and parrhesia (candour), that is combining freedom, truth and charity….  Only … Continue reading

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UPDATED – MUST WATCH: Arroyo with removed @BishopMDHolley and SUPERB #Synod2018 analysis

UPDATE:
It seems that Bp. Holley wasn’t the only thing removed. The video I posted earlier was removed. However, the different segments of the show were reposted on Youtube.

Originally Published on: Nov 1, 2018
MUST WATCH NOW

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New report: strong link between homosexuality and clerical abuse – #sodoclericalism

Here’s a strong cup of wake-the-hell-up coffee from my friend Jennifer Morse and Ruth Institute. The National Catholic Register conveys the news.
Is Catholic Clergy Sex Abuse Related to Homosexual Priests?
An interview with sociologist Father Paul Sullins, whose new study documents … Continue reading

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Run, don’t walk, to read it.  Summary view of the 2018 Synod (“walking together”)

At the UK’s (and soon to be also USA’s) best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald, you must… I repeat MUST… read George Weigel’s biting postscript on the 2018 Synod (“walking together”).  HERE  Weigel’s is the first of several postscript “letters” posted … Continue reading

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