Category Archives: The Drill

Surprise article at Commonweal about participation in the Traditional Latin Mass

There was a surprise at Commonweal, which generally leans left and against Tradition. It is about a week old, but I missed it: I don’t real Commonweal unless I can’t avoid it.
It starts out with an off-putting reference to the … Continue reading

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Concerning @JamesMartinSJ talking at Vatican @LaityFamilyLife sponsored @WMOF2018

I am astonished.  And I am not astonished.
At the site of the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald, we learn that Jesuit homosexualist activist James Martin has been asked to speak at the upcoming World Meeting of Families.
This meeting takes place … Continue reading

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PHILIPPINES: To arm priests or not to arm?

This is interesting from the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald:
Philippine Church resists calls to arm priests
Church leaders in the Philippines criticised a proposal to arm priests as a protective measure in the wake of recent attacks on clergy … Continue reading

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A “puzzled” and “surprise” Card. Kasper is “furious”

You know how Communion in the hand was accomplished.  You know how the use of “altar girls” was achieved.
Libs intentionally violate the law until the law is changed.  That’s what happened. Moreover, even the restraints and caveats in the modified … Continue reading

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Who are the real Neo-Gnostics?

It often happens, at least to me, that when Pope Francis starts swinging pejorative labels around like so many clubs, it’s hard to know just whom he means to lather.
That said, when Pope Francis uttered the epithet about Self-Absorbed Promethean Neo-Pelagians, I … Continue reading

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How the Left wins.

One thing’s for sure: conservatives and traditionalists are lousy at organizing and fighting back in the public square. In fact, too many times they turn on each other, which makes the Enemy cheer us on.
The Left is good at setting … Continue reading

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Looking At Danger: Justice Kennedy, SCOTUS, and Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission

Today at Crisis there is a good summary piece about the complicity of catholic Justice Anthony Kennedy with the secularist Left and about the recent SCOTUS decision in the matter of Masterpiece Cakeshop, LTD v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, which probably left … Continue reading

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Prefect of CDF reconfirms male only Sacrament of Holy Orders

In the 30 May number of the Italian, daily, L’Osservatore Romano you find a piece by soon-to-be-Cardinal Luis Ladaria, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, about the “Definitive Character of the Doctrine of ‘Ordinatio sacerdotalis‘.
Ordinatio sacerdotalis is John … Continue reading

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Anti-Catholic cartoon reveals the spirit of the recent anti-life Irish referendum

A lay reader today alerted me to an opinion cartoon in The Sunday Independent in Ireland. That sad, earthly-enslaved nation repealed by referendum the 8th amendment to their Constitution, which protected the right to life of the unborn.  The Constitution, … Continue reading

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Did the catholic Left and homosexualists ignore Pope Francis’ words about seminarians?

The other day Pope Francis told the Italian bishops not to admit homosexual men as seminarians.    I wrote a post about it HERE.  CNA also reported it.   Reuters had it.
“If there’s a doubt about homosexuality, it’s better not to … Continue reading

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Concerning innovations

In The Heresy of Formlessness: The Roman Liturgy and Its Enemy (US HERE – UK HERE), Martin Mosebach writes of the offended sensibilities of a rock that has been shifted from its perennial, traditional, place.   It might require centuries for the rock to settle down.
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Wherein Fr. Z assigns some worthwhile reading

At First Things there are two outstanding pieces to which I direct your attention.
Firstly, run, don’t walk, to read Martin Mosebach’s beautiful essay about “eternal Rome”.   The translator did a masterful job.  I read it yesterday on the airplane and I … Continue reading

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Does Pope Francis have a “long game” strategy?

We had a phrase in the Curia that described our approach to some questions and challenges: Cunctando regitur mundus.   This is a fundamental dimension of Romanitas: the world is ruled by delaying.
You outwait your opponents, rather than outwit them.  Think Cincinnatus and the … Continue reading

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Pastor Iuventus on the appalling Met “Gay-la”

From the UK’s best Catholic weekly the Catholic Herald comes a commentary on the Met “Gay-la”.   Yes, we are still talking about that horrid blotch on the Church’s reputation, lest we forget.  My emphases and comments:
Pastor Iuventus: ?In today’s Church, satire … Continue reading

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Chilling – probably correct – explanation of mass school shootings

I just read at NRO a piece by David French, who in turn gives us the substance of an explanation of what is driving the increasing phenomenon of school shootings.  I sense that the explanation – which provides quite the opposite … Continue reading

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