Category Archives: The Drill

ASK FATHER: ” I feel that my Faith is just being torn apart”

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Given with the view of the Holy Father regarding Mary thru this remarks, how should we read between the lines in this statement of the Holy Father? I’m confused.
Yet I am more terrified of what’s happening with the … Continue reading

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Francis accepted Card. Wuerl’s two year old resignation, wrote him a Letter

Today at last Francis accepted the heavily embroiled Card. Wuerl’s resignation.
Card. Wuerl turned 75 over two years ago. As the law requires he was to submit his resignation.    It was not accepted at the time.  Wuerl submitted another in … Continue reading

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Is watered-down faith of #Synod2018 “worth dying for when the man with the machete shows up at your door?”

Once upon a time I remarked to The Great Roman, raising his children in this increasingly dreadful time, that lay people like him each day face problems that would make most clerics curl up in a ball in the corner … Continue reading

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The Negative Power of Silence

Perhaps you have the same reaction that I have.  One of the things that provokes in me the worst sort of anxiety is being told that something is up, but not being told what it is.  For example, you are … Continue reading

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“The roll was called, and it sounded like the gates of hell opened up.”

From PJMedia comes this insightful comment on the Left:
Kavanaugh Foes Fill Senate Gallery With Sounds of the Insane
I’ll charm the air to give a sound,
While you perform your antic round.
– MacBeth
I was in the Senate gallery this afternoon when Justice … Continue reading

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Card. Ouellet’s Letter to Archbp. Viganò about the #ViganoTestimony

The Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops wrote an Open Letter to Archbp. Viganò, once the Nuncio to these USA.  As you know, Archbp. Viganò released a “Testimony“.   Then he went into hiding, for good reason.
In the sequel to the Testimony, … Continue reading

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Crisis: “The Pope as Supreme Being”

Run, don’t walk, to read James Kalb’s piece at Crisis entitled:
“The Pope as Supreme Being”.

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29 Sept: Feast of Angels (and chapel veils)

In these days of The Present Crisis a few bishops took a step towards sanity and asked their people once again to pray the St. Michael Prayer after Mass.
I think we should bring the Leonine Prayers back… all of them. … Continue reading

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Watching the #KavanaughHearings

Yesterday I watched the Kavanaugh Senate hearing.  There were some important moments, including the fact that Kavanaugh arrived wearing his game face and Sen. Graham gave the Dems a piece of his mind.   Turning points, both.
Amusing moments: Sen. Whitehouse … Continue reading

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#ViganoTestimony – THE SEQUEL

At LifeSite we see that Archbp. Viganò has released another statement.
ROME, September 27, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has today issued a new extraordinary testimony, responding to Pope Francis’ refusal to answer the charge that he knew of Cardinal … Continue reading

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A story about St. Luke’s: “I have seen wonderful moments of grace there; priests and Religious who limped in, who left healed.”

The other day I posted about how bishops have used “psychological evaluation” as a weapon against conservative and traditional priests. At the time I acknowledged that some priests really do need help. Along with the horror stories I have received … Continue reading

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Read and weep: Soviet style “psych” tactics used against priests by bishops.

What I am about to post, read carefully.
Over the last few months I have been contacted by diocesan priests (and a religious) who were being sent by their bishops (superior) to be “evaluated” at one of these psych clinics for … Continue reading

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When they claim “Clericalism!”, they really mean #sodoclericalism

There are a few terms in common usage which I would like to be able to reform in common usage.  For example, I wish that “priestcraft” wasn’t so relentlessly derogatory.  It can mean “professional knowledge and skill in respect to … Continue reading

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Archbp. Chaput of @ArchPhilly on upcoming Synod’s working document. Concerns.

Not only is there a new document out which changed the way the Synod (“walking together”) of Bishops runs, but a substantive supplemental document with more details (needed because the new document left things out) hasn’t yet been issued. The … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Fr. Murray on aspects of The Present Crisis

Let libs tremble and clutch their pearls upon their fainting couches.
My good friend Fr. Gerald Murray was interviewed by Raymond Arroyo last night on The World Over.

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