Category Archives: The Drill

Card. Burke interviewed by Raymond Arroyo. The Cardinal’s advice.

His Eminence Raymond Leo Card. Burke (whom Clement XIV-II would give the title “Indagator Particularis in perpetuo)” was on Raymond Arroyo’s show last night.
Here is the full video. I set it to start at the interview.
Among interesting moments are

Card. Burke’s … Continue reading

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Search within the text for the word “reparation”.  Zero.

I just read a “round up” of statements of US bishops about L’Affaire McCarrick, into which we fold the PA Report.
I did a search within the text for the word “reparation”.  Zero.
“Penance” only was mentioned in the case of the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “I now have doubt about sorting the doctrinal from the papal opinion.” Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
All this confusion with the death penalty has caused me to doubt the authority of what I assumed were books of bedrock Catholic Doctrine.
Of course there was the first JPII Catechism, then his revision, both of which I … Continue reading

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Controversy over the Holy Father’s substitution of CCC 2267 continues.

The controversy over the Holy Father’s substitution of CCC par. 2267 continues.
Keep in mind that, while the teaching of CCC 2267 concerns the death penalty, the real problem is that the Pope seems to have contradicted what the Church has always taught about … Continue reading

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Omnium Gatherum: Francis falling, beans in flasks, Fishwrap’s Defarge, sexual abuse by nuns

I am making my way through various links which the trusted and not so trusted have sent for my attention.  It is like mucking out a stall each day.
That said, here is an Omnium Gatherum post with some comments.
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“Association of the Lord’s Body with the needs of our bodies, and of his Blood with the needs of our souls…”

There is a terrific post at Fr. Hunwicke’s Mutual Enrichment today.  He drills into the famous Anglican “humble crumble” or, better, the Prayer of Humble Access which those in the Anglican communion were/are wont to recite.  Let’ s have a taste … Continue reading

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The sky is crying.

I had an eclectic mix playing and the windows down on my way to the Canon Law Conference that Card. Burke sponsors each year at the Shrine of Our Lady near La Crosse.
As I pulled in at my destination, the … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Case of CCC 2358 on objectively disordered homosexual inclinations

This is an unusual post.
First, I must preface this that some one sent me information about this recently, but I can’t remember who it was, I’ve looked for the email.  So, someone found this before I did.  I would like to … Continue reading

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“Whatsoever new and unheard-of doctrine you shall find to have been furtively introduced” is “permitted as a trial”.

When confusing things happen that leave people upset, legitimately, I have often written that that we should stay calm.   This is for several reasons.

Each horrid thing that clerics do or strange thing they say is further proof that this is … Continue reading

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Pius XII: coercive power, death penalty NOT “conditioned by historical circumstances” for they have “a general and abiding validity”

I was recently reminded of a 2013 article at Crisis by Fr. George Rutler about capital punishment” “Hanging Concentrates The Mind”.
Among other things in his piece, Rutler writes of the guy I wrote about yesterday, Mastro Titta, the official Papal … Continue reading

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“HEY! Wait for me!” Latin of change to CCC 2267 about capital punishment now available.

You have to wonder who is running things.
Some of you of a certain age will remember going to the circus and seeing the classic clown car.  A tiny car would zoom out into the light and an impossible, Newtonian physics … Continue reading

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A Gatherum Omnium: Fr. Z comments on lots of today’s stories

There is so much going on today, allow me to signal to you some things that I found interesting, but have not the time to comment upon comprehensively individual posts.
Here is a Gatherium Omnium with my pointed comments.  I want … Continue reading

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“Cancel the Dublin gathering and instead lead a two-day procession of public penitence”

In Dublin, there is scheduled a World Meeting of Families, later this month.
Is this a good idea right now?
Given what is going on, is an autumn Synod on Young People (where homosexual stuff is sure to be soft-peddled according to … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: If something is in the Catechism, do I have to give in, believe it even though it is different from what the Catechism taught before?

I am getting questions from lots people about Pope Francis’ move to change the Church’s doctrine concerning capital punishment.
QUAERITUR:
If this is in the Catechism, do I have to give in and believe it even though this is different from what … Continue reading

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Pope Francis changed the Catechism about the death penalty. What next? Wherein Fr. Z opines.

I wonder if the recent move of the Holy Father to change the text – the teaching of the Church – of the paragraph in the Catechism of the Catholic Church about the death penalty will generate enough buzz to … Continue reading

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