Category Archives: The Drill

Instead of a syncretistic Synod (“walking together”) about the Amazon, here’s a better idea.

If the Instrumentum Laboris and the last two rigged goat rodeos are any indication, the Amazon Synod (“walking together”) is going to be a disaster. Put that along side a milestone.  It has been a full year since Archbishop Viganò published … Continue reading

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Jesuit Thomas Reese against Transubstantiation. Wherein Fr. Z responds.

Fr. Thomas Reese, SJ, is well known to readers of this blog as a charlatan theologian. He was once the editor of Jesuit-run Amerika, but in 2005 the CDF ousted him due to his stances on the use of condoms, … Continue reading

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“LaCI and Beans” back at it again! Attack US Bishops for their enthusiastic implementation of law

Go to radical-liberal, anti-tradition La Croix International, (LaCI) run by a cadre around openly-“gay” (and HERE) Robert Mickens.  Mickens, you will recall, is so filled with animus for John Paul II and Benedict XVI that he lost his place with the … Continue reading

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Is cutting off the money the way to go?

The other day, I posted a question from a reader about a priest who had, for the second year, put out a “gay” flag at the parish for Hubris Week.  HERE I suggest that, in a situation like this where satisfaction … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: @BishopBarron on the Pew Research and lack of belief in the Eucharist. Fr. Z rants a little and issues an invitation.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Bishop Barron has a video reacting to the Pew Research saying that 75% of Catholics think the Blessed Sacrament is just a symbol.  He talks about the failure of catechetics and educators and that social justice … Continue reading

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The latest podcast on the upcoming Synod from Damian, Unbound. “@HolySmoke” is right!

Damian is Unbound. Go right away to Damian Thompson’s latest podcast, an interview with Ed Condon. Damn! The synod and the sex scandal: two time bombs threatening Pope Francis’s moral authority His comments and Condon’s comments on the upcoming Synod … Continue reading

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A quick look at some ‘c’atholic media

It is necessary from time to time to put on the forensic pathologist cap. I always feel like I need to wash with bleach after I read this stuff, rather like the investigation of a crime scene where the deceased … Continue reading

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Fr. Murray makes a point – VIDEO

Raymond Arroyo had Prof. Royal and Fr. Murray on his EWTN show. At this point, Fr. Murray makes a good point.  Believe me, good points are made through the whole video!  But start here. Fr. Murray is simply the best … Continue reading

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For the ‘c’atholic Left, the Church should be perpetual Woodstock

As I write, I am watching my recording of the public TV series American Experience – “Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation“. FIFTY YEARS. A half a million kids descend on a field in NY for to hear music … Continue reading

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Surviving and thriving in the Demographic Disaster we face as a Church. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

The article I read at Crisis, to which I will soon turn my attention below, has the ring of truth. But first, some scene-setting. In these USA, we as a Church are like band of adventurers on the march towards … Continue reading

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Beans, beans, the musical fruit

For an incisive look into Massimo “Beans” Faggioli of the now-ridiculous Villanova, check out 1 Peter 5 today.  Skojec has him firmly in the cross-hairs. HERE Beans is a pretty smart guy, but instead of doing something serious and helpful … Continue reading

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How credible is “credible” in allegations against priests?

The accusations – based on a repressed memory of something 40 years ago – about Fr. Eduard Perrone in the Archdiocese of Detroit continue to raise questions.  Dark questions. Something is not right about this. Michael Voris is digging in.  … Continue reading

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@Church_Militant on the public lynching of Fr. Eduard Perrone

Full disclosure. Fr. Eduard Perrone has been a friend for many years. I don’t believe a word of the allegations. BTW… Perrone famously blew the whistle on the disgusting goings-on at St. John’s Seminary. Furthermore, last year at the Canon … Continue reading

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Card. Müller on the proposed reform of the Roman Curia

Yesterday I mulled over the draft of the proposed reform of the Roman Curia.  I’m not optimistic. Today I see in the National Catholic Register (thanks M) an interview by Ed Pentin with Gerhard Card. Müller. Müller opines… PENTIN: What … Continue reading

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Francis’ projected restructuring of the Roman Curia – wow…just…. wow…

I’ve been reading around the topic of Francis’ proposed restructuring of the Roman Curia.  It is, in Latin terms, revolutionary: Res novae. At the National Catholic Register there is a summarizing piece by Ed Condon.   Within, you read… The most dramatic reform … Continue reading

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