Category Archives: The Drill

A priest opines on the effect of optional priestly celibacy

I received this from a priest friend who, for reasons that are riotously obvious these days, desires anonymity. He reflects on the discussion of optional celibacy that the Amazon Synod is sure to push.  Of course the Germans, who are … Continue reading

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Amazon Synod and deaconettes?

You know that the issue of deaconettes is going to be raised at the Synod (“walking together”) on the Amazon. The former Prefect of the CDF, Gerhard Card. Müller responded to something a wacky S. American suggested, namely, that the … Continue reading

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Freemasonic, Gnostic, Satanic influences, tactics

A thought… One can recognize that Freemasonry is the Anti-Church in the following astonishingly frank witness of Giuliano Di Bernardo, Grand Master of the Masonic Lodge Gran Loggia Regolare d’Italia, which he gave during his television appearance on April 11, … Continue reading

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Mere days after meeting with Jesuit homosexualist, Francis witnesses pagan ceremony in garden

Mere days after Francis granted an audience to Jesuit Homosexualist Activist James Martin for a photo op, the same Francis sat in the Vatican gardens in front of a S. American totem of what very much appears to be a … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Fr. Z calls for prayer, fasting in defense of the Church

I lived in Rome for a long time.  I have a good feel for this place, since over many years I left a lot of blood, sweat and tears here. Since I’ve been back on this trip – the last … Continue reading

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Francis on priests in private Jesuit meeting: psych problems = rigidity = fixation on sex = clericalism = demonic

The ubiquitous Jesuit Antonio Spadaro is perhaps Francis’ closest adviser and gopher.  He is, among other, editor of La Civilta Cattolica and the administrator on his personal website, antoniospadaro.net, of a page dedicated to the homoerotic writer Pier Vittorio Tondelli. … Continue reading

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Card. Burke on the Synod’s Instrumentum Laboris, proselytizing, accusations

At La Nuova Bussola there is an interview with Card. Burke in English.  HERE Highlights… […] Proselytism means to impose your doctrine on others or to make becoming a member of the Church the condition for receiving material aid. This … Continue reading

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AMAZING INTERVIEW with @Card_R_Sarah “I believe that we are at a turning point in the history of the Church.”

Cri de coeur is the Word of the Day, it seems. At the National Catholic Register, there is an interview with Robert Card. Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship. His newest book The Day Is Now Far Spent is … Continue reading

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Fr. Murray’s cri de coeur with parrhesia to Francis

My pal Fr. Gerald Murray has a combination of cri de coeur and parrhesia at The  Catholic Thing.  Deftly, he closes the jaws of reason, using Francis own words, around his inaction in the matter of addressing burning issues. Father is earnest, … Continue reading

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Tall Poppy Syndrome and two American Bishops

A couple of bishops have raised their heads in defiance of contemporary Tall Poppy Syndrome. First, Most Rev. Daniel R. Jenky issued a letter to his subjects in the Diocese of Peoria.  He kindly allows us to eavesdrop by putting … Continue reading

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The priest’s voice and the “priest voice” during Holy Mass. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

At NLM, Peter Kwasniewski dedicated a post to: “The Parish Low Mass Is Not a “Silent” Mass: The Rubrics on Clara Voce”. Note well that he specified “parish Mass”, in contrast to a “monastic Mass”. In a monastic setting, or … Continue reading

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The true “pseudo-schismatic” Church in Germany

Team Francis and the New catholic Red Guards who march and sloganeer for them have been hurling, as anxious chimps do their poo, the word “schism” at Catholics who are worried that Catholic doctrine is being made obscure or even being … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Should I “poison” by Facebook account?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Will I be guilty of causing scandal if I “poison” my Facebook data in order to protect myself from them? I just read an article how it is better to run a script to make your … Continue reading

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Of “schism” and the abolition of the USCCB

A couple of reading assignments for this morning. Check out Ross Douthat on the Left’s “schism” hysteria.  HERE Also, at Crisis there is a piece which suggests the abolition of the USCCB.  HERE This passage summed up a lot of what … Continue reading

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Jesuit-run Amerika aims at Francis’ “detractors”. Incoherence ensues.

Jesuit-run Amerika Magazine trotted out a piece by a Barcelona-based Jesuit professor of theology which claims to explain why certain, primarily northern, theologians reject Pope Francis’ theology. The article intentionally misconstrues what it is about Francis’ teaching that seriously alarms more … Continue reading

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