Category Archives: The Drill

TRAD LIVES MATTER! US Bishop attacks “ad orientem” worship, overrides Summorum Pontificum

I received a copy of a letter sent by the Bishop of Rockford, Most Rev. David J. Malloy, to the priests of that diocese. In this letter, a follow up to their diocesan “Presbytery Day” (where he spoke to them about “challenges”), … Continue reading

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Is ‘Amoris laetitia’ compromised because of ghostwriter plagiarism?

There is a bit of hard reporting and analysis at Crux today which merits close attention. Also, at the end, I have a face-saving solution for everyone regarding the Five Dubia and controversy about Amoris laetitia Chapter 8. Here is some helpful … Continue reading

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Canonist Ed Peters on The Maltese Fiasco

Distinguished canonist Ed Peters, at his indispensable blog In The Light Of The Law, has posted in the wake of what we must now call… The Maltese Fiasco The Bishops of Malta issued a dreadful set of guidelines for the implementation … Continue reading

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IMPORTANT: Interview with Card. Caffarra about the Dubia and ‘Amoris laetitia’ confusion

UPDATE: I was sent this Tweet of Matteo Matzuzzi of Il Foglio: Diversamente da quanto si legge in giro, Caffarra @ilfoglio_it non risponde a Müller (questione cronologica) https://t.co/cSnq1DwrFk — Matteo Matzuzzi (@matteomatzuzzi) January 14, 2017 [Decoded: “Differently from what is … Continue reading

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Background support for the Five Dubia

Edward Pentin, probably the best English language journalist working around the Vatican these days, posted at the National Catholic Register a piece about support for the Four Cardinals and the Five Dubia. Yes, he writes about Card. Müller’s TV interview which … Continue reading

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Another look at Fr. Cameli in Jesuit-run ‘America’: Use of Scripture

The other day there was misleading piece at Jesuit-run America by a Chicagoan Fr. Louis Cameli. He launched an ad hominem attack against the Four Cardinals of the Five Dubia.  Cameli continued with a not entirely honest defense of his personally preferred … Continue reading

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Canonist Ed Peters explains situation to Crux priest. Important info for priests, confessors.

The other day at Crux there was a piece by Fr. Paul Keller about a theoretical (Deo gratias) case study in which the writer – basing himself on the objectively unclear notions of Amoris laetitia Chapter 8 – figures out how to … Continue reading

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Card. Müller: “a possible fraternal correction of the Pope seems to me to be very remote”

UPDATE: Newly appended to the end of Pentin’s article on Card. Müller… Update 12 January 2016: A spokesman for Cardinal Müller told the Register that he was “speaking out of his authority as prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine … Continue reading

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What Do The Little Dots Really Say? Drilling into a distortion at America Magazine

UPDATE 7 Jan: Catch Fr. Hunwicke’s comments.  HERE ___ Originally Published on: Jan 6, 2017 Sometimes libs try to pull one over on us by shaking and rattling the shiny object so that you don’t see what they are doing with … Continue reading

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How Pope Francis handles abuse cases and the CDF

At the American Conservative see Rod Dreher’s piece “Pope Francis & Child Abusers”. Dreher references Doughery’s “blockbuster” column at This Week. The Catholic Church has long been plagued by sickening scandals involving priests abusing children. And there is reportedly another scandal … Continue reading

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‘They’ll lynch us!’, Catholics beg for assistance in evicting illegal migrants

A dire notes as the year begins. First, from Express about Catholics under siege at a parish near Milan. ‘They’ll LYNCH us!’ Church PLEADS with police for assistance in evicting migrants A CHRISTIAN priest has pleaded for help in evicting … Continue reading

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The Angry Man

A friend sent me this.  It’s good. It explains a lot. The Angry Man For all the interest group pandering that shapes modern American politics, the group that may well have decided the election has come down to the demographic … Continue reading

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The Pope, The Five Dubia and the “Formal Correction”

His Eminence Raymond Leo Card. Burke gave interview to LifeSite. He said that the “formal correction” of Pope Francis he had mentioned before could “probably” be issued sometime after the upcoming Feast of the Epiphany, thus after 6 January 2017 Among the … Continue reading

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The defense of ‘Amoris laetitia’ by recourse to the Two Synods on the family

My friend Fr Gerry Murray has an analysis piece at The Catholic Thing which could be useful in your discussions about Amoris laetitia. There are elements of Chapter 8 which are objectively unclear.  Many want clarifications, as is reasonable.  Some … Continue reading

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Video interview with Card. Burke about the Five Dubia stemming from ‘Amoris laetitia’

Raymond Arroyo interviewed His Eminence Raymond Card. Burke about the “state of the question” concerning The Questions.  Card. Burke is one of the Four Cardinals who submitted Five Dubia about Ch. 8 of Amoris laetitia to His Holiness Pope Francis. The … Continue reading

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