Category Archives: The Drill

100th anniversary of “Terror, terror, and more terror”

Be sure to read Sam Gregg’s super piece at CWR on the 100th anniversary of the Communist revolution in Russia… which had the focus of Our Lady at Fatima.
A taste:
Herein we come face-to-face with the true nature of the evil … Continue reading

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Peter Kwasniewski: “Can anyone deny that there is a de facto schism in the Church?”

ME! ME! ME!
I! I! I!
MINE! MINE! MINE!
We are living in an age when many people think they can do whatever the hell they want and there should be no consequences for them.
DO whatever they want?  HAH!  If only.  They think … Continue reading

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Benedict and Sarah hater Andrea Grillo says: “Transubstantiation is not a dogma”

The New catholic Red Guards do not rest.  They are marching and sloganeering up and down Twitter, pumping the air with their Little Red Books.  The cadres are giving their morning orders to the useful idiot lib masses about whom to … Continue reading

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Card. Müller about Luther – Must read!

Let me start with a great quote from what will follow…
Amid today’s confusion, [… many people…] believe the Pope is infallible when he speaks privately, but then when the Popes throughout history have set forth the Catholic faith, they say … Continue reading

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War, described.

You might want to pause in your busy busy day to visit First Things and read a piece by Italian vaticanista Marco Tosatti.
THE WAR AGAINST CARDINAL SARAH
Do you want to know the sort of man Card. Sarah really is?
US HERE – UK HERE

UPDATE:
At LifeSite … Continue reading

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More about #indefectibility – Wherein Fr. Z rants about Popes, Councils, Priests.

I’ve had a lot of notes from people about a post from yesterday.
I have, once again today, prayed the prayer I mentioned.  I am going to make this part of my routine for the foreseeable future.
Also, in regard to indefectibility, … Continue reading

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What Does Pope Francis’ Letter To Card. Sarah Really Say?

By now you have seen coverage of a letter that his Holiness of Our Lord Pope Francis sent to an Italian site, La Nuova Bussola, for publication. [HERE]  Inter alia, it explains something about the meaning of Magnum principium, Pope Francis’ … Continue reading

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“I learned that when a person has decided to destroy you, he has no lack of words, spite, and hypocrisy”

Inspired by something sent to me today from a Twitter feed.  [UPDATE It’s also quoted by Matthew Schmitz at the Catholic Herald in June 2017 in a round up article about how much people hate Card. Sarah and the amazingly … Continue reading

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How does Pope Francis choose bishops of important dioceses?

Italian vaticanista Andrea Gagliarducci writes regularly a column at his place called “Monday Vatican”. You should read him.
Today, however, he has a piece at CNA about how Pope Francis seems to approach the selection of and translation of bishops. HERE
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Fr. Murray on the Jesuit-run Boston “Amoris laetitia” Agitprop Workshop

The other day I read of and wrote of the recent Jesuit-run Boston College conference on the reception of Amoris laetitia.  HERE and HERE  and HERE  In the balance, this confab was really an Agitprop Workshop.  The participants in this closed-door … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 158: Catholicism and Capital Punishment

Pope Francis recently made statements about capital punishment which are the cause of much discussion.  While invoking “development of doctrine” he seems to contradict established Church teaching about the death penalty.
It is as if His Holiness would harmonize these two statements:

Capital punishment is … Continue reading

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Boston College Amoris Laetitia Agitprop Workshop and Schrödinger’s Cat

I wrote about the first installment of coverage of the agitprop workshop going on at Boston College about issues concenring Amoris Laetitia.  HERE
It seems to me, having read something about the second round (including the talk about Jesuit Fr. Antonio … Continue reading

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Well-prepared Catholics raise questions. Responses? “Shut up!”, they explain.

People are swift these days to talk about their “rights”.  I sometimes get a little nervous when “rights” are invoked in the Church, because often “rights” means “I didn’t get what I wanted”.  Clarity is needed regarding “rights”.
At his excellent, … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 156 – Josef Seifert on The Persecution of Orthdoxy

Today at First Things there is a powerful and persuasive piece by Josef Seifert, former Dietrich von Hildebrand Chair of Realist Phenomenology at the International Academy of Philosophy in Spain.
It is clear that there is now a not so subtle persecution … Continue reading

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What Did St. Francis Really Say?

First, think of this the next time you are called upon to sing that ditty that starts with: “Make me a channel of your peace”.
From the fine Francis of Assisi: A New Biography by frequent commentator here Fr Augustine Thompson.  US HERE … Continue reading

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