Category Archives: The Drill

Why aging liberals are so nasty and so frightened

At the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald, there is an analysis piece by a writer for First Things, Matthew Schmitz. He writes about the angst libs are experiencing, as they cope with the ticking clock: Pope Francis isn’t moving fast … Continue reading

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A US bishop “expects”, but doesn’t command, that Mass be said “facing the people”

If email were rain, I’d be soaked.  I was sent an image of a letter sent by Bp. Anthony Taylor of Little Rock, Arkansas, to priests.  In this letter, the Bishop says that he “expects” that Mass always be celebrated … Continue reading

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The Church in Germany is crashing and burning

Via EWTN.  This is nothing but grim: German bishops release new figures: fewer churchgoers, parishes, and priests Figures released Friday by the German bishops’ conference draw a bleak picture of the ongoing decline of Catholicism in Germany. However, the head … Continue reading

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My spidey-sense tells me that Card. Sarah’s speech marks a turning point.

On 5 July 2016, in London, Robert Card. Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, gave a powerful address at a conference on liturgy.   Card. Sarah appealed to priests to say Mass ad orientem. Let’s … Continue reading

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Card. Nichols’ Letter to priests, reacting to Card. Sarah’s ‘ad orientem’ appeal

I was sent the text of the official letter that His Eminence Vincent Card. Nichols sent to the priests of the Archdiocese of Westminster as a reaction to the unofficial, personal appeal made by Robert Card. Sarah, Prefect of the CDW, to … Continue reading

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More deception in the war on Card. Sarah

Speaking at a liturgy conference in London, Card. Sarah, clearly not acting in his role as Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, made a personal appeal to priests to say Mass ad orientem and the world is coming down on his head. … Continue reading

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Card. Nichols (Archd. Westminster) v. Card. Sarah about Mass ‘ad orientem’

Recently Card. Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, encouraged priests to begin saying Holy Mass ad orientem. Of course we all knew that that would not be allowed to stand. I now see this in the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic … Continue reading

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Wherein Pope Francis and Card. Burke agree about ‘Amoris laetitia’

Card. Schoenborn gave an interview about Amoris laetitia to Antonio Spadaro, SJ an excerpt of which is in Civiltà Cattolica.  Almost before the excerpt was released MS Winters at the National Sodomitic Reporter issued a 1500 word fatwah proclaiming Schoenborn’s infallibility, while also … Continue reading

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Of Islamic Terror, Anniversaries and You

Yesterday, the Vigil of Peter and Paul, was the 2nd anniversary of ISIS (which Pres. Obama  – what a guy – called the “JV team”) declaring a “caliphate”. Dates are important to Christians.  Dates are important to Islamic terrorists.  They … Continue reading

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Quotes from Justice Thomas’ dissent in WHOLE WOMAN’S HEALTH v. HELLERSTEDT

Justice Clarence Thomas dissented today. In his dissent to the SCOTUS majority opinion in WHOLE WOMAN’S HEALTH v. HELLERSTEDT Thomas wrote about the false principles they are using, and have been using. Here are a few excerpts from his 16 … Continue reading

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BREXIT!

____ I’m watching the results of BREXIT. So far London is still not counted, but right now it is looking like OUT will win. The Pound is getting slammed. Today it started at $1.50. Whew… The bookies are now saying 94% … Continue reading

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A Plea: Stop misusing “tragedy”

A bad thing happens. Then journalists, politicians, Church figures, etc., moan about how “tragic” the “tragedy” was. The problem is that 99% of the “tragedies” they bemoan, aren’t tragic or tragedies. It drives me nuts. From First Things editor R.Reno, … Continue reading

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Pope Francis v. Pope Francis about indissolubility and marriage

So Pope Francis in unofficial off-the-cuff remarks says that the majority of marriages are invalid because people don’t get what marriage is.   Those off-the-cuff remarks were quickly amended and are now the official off-the-cuff remarks, whatever that means. I was … Continue reading

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Lawler on Papal Off-the-cuff Remarks. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Phil Lawler has some observations about what the Pope said the other day in his off-the-cuff remarks about marriage… and it seems also about priests. From Catholic Culture: The damage done (again) by the Pope’s statements on marriage During an address … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ latest remarks on the majority of marriages being invalid

His Holiness the Pope does like an opportunity to talk, and he readily offers off-the-cuff remarks which, while at times interesting and entertaining and sometimes insightful or helpful – or not – are not moments when he is teaching for … Continue reading

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