Category Archives: The Drill

A curious lacuna in ‘Misericordiae vultus’, the Bull for the Holy Year of Mercy

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Today I was reading Misericordiae vultus and noticed that, in section 15 on the Works of Mercy, [Pope Francis] gives both full lists of 7 works, and then goes on to expand on all 7 of the Corporal Works … Continue reading

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Card. Napier corrects RNS’s David Gibson about “the Pope’s theologian”

There is a good piece today at CNA by the always-engaging Andrea Gagliarducci about Wilfrid Fox Card. Napier of Durban, who is rapidly climbing on my favorite list.
Kasper is not the ‘Pope’s theologian,’ says leading African cardinal
Vatican City, Apr 9, … Continue reading

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Phyllis Zagano trusts Google Translate, slanders Card. Müller

Over at the Fishwrap, our dear old friend Phyllis Zagano has a fantastic piece this week.  It’s a classic!
First, let me say – as I have said before  – that Phyllis is solidly pro-life.  She is firmly against abortion and for … Continue reading

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Why is Religion News Service – RNS – so liberal?

It’s almost always the case that when I post anything about Religion News Service (RNS), it’s because what they publish is liberal editorializing rather than religious news.  David Gibson of RNS seems to go out of his way to make conservative Catholics … Continue reading

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When they come to destroy your business because you are pro-traditional family

I’ve been thinking about how homosexualists target Christian businesses for destruction.  Approach a florist or a bakery or, now, a pizzeria and tell the owner that this is for a homosexual “wedding” and then hammer them with law suits.
Enough already. … Continue reading

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Another Cardinal stands up to Card. Marx and German bishops:

His Eminence Kurt. Card. Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity (Card. Kasper’s old billet), has firmly rejected the progressivist notions which Card. Müller called “absolutely anti-Catholic”.  From LifeSite with my emphases and comments:
Vatican cardinal tells German bishops: We can’t adapt … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z muses on a growing trend

Let me put some facts together for you.
At La Stampa Marco Tosatti is reporting that, before the upcoming Synod on the Family in October, things are already heating up.   It seems that Cantagalli, the Italian publisher of Permanere nella verità di … Continue reading

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English translation problem on Vatican website of key paragraph of an important document

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I was reading an article on the SSPX website on Religious Liberty last night. In it, they quoted Dignitatis Humanæ of the Second Vatican Council. Interestingly, the part the SSPX would particularly object to is missing on the Vatican’s website!
Here … Continue reading

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Is Pope Francis turning away from Kasper and to Caffarra?

Sandro Magister has some analysis of the lead up to next October’s Synod on the Family.
It might surprise you.
The Synod Market Index. Kasper Down, Caffarra Up
Even Pope Francis is distancing himself from the former and taking sides with the latter. … Continue reading

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A note about the term Church Militant

I post this because our dear Michael Sean Winters had a little nutty about my use of this term over at the Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter).
All of you Catholics who are reading this, even if you mostly identify with … Continue reading

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