Category Archives: The Drill

When would we have to resist the Pope? Wherein Fr. Z Rants.

What do we do when legitimate authority gets something important wrong?
We respectfully resist legitimate authority.
Pope Francis does or doesn’t do, A, B or C. He doesn’t, for example, wear proper pontifical garb, as tradition and decorum require, in the proper … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM: Good books, info about Crusades, Inquisition

Lies and black legends are constantly retold about both the Crusades and the Inquisition.  Recently, the First Gay President – in a spectacular display of tactless disregard for both truth and audience – chose to trot them out during the … Continue reading

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Of vaccination, a Pope, and anti-Catholic slander

At First Things there is an interesting piece about how enemies of truth, and therefore of God, created a “black legend” around a Pope with disinformation.  The target Pope wasn’t, this time, Pius XII, but rather Leo XII (+1829).
AN ANTI-VAXX POPE?
Just as … Continue reading

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Anthem data security breach and you

The other night I got an email from the vampire-like health insurance company Anthem telling me that (in exchange for the large amount of money I pay them every month) they were hacked and tens of millions of people’s records … Continue reading

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INDIA: Catholic prelates and priests denied entry visas

This is interesting, from Outlook India:
Catholic Priests From Vatican Denied Indian Visa
This comes in the wake of growing attacks on churches in the national capital.
The Indian Government this week denied entry into the country to two Catholic priests from the … Continue reading

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Did Pres. Obama draw moral equivalence between Christianity and ISIS?

Today at the National Prayer Breakfast, in the context of talking about horrible things that ISIS does, Pres. Obama, pseudo-sophisticate in chief, said:
“Unless we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that … Continue reading

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John Allen pulled a fast one over at Crux about the Synod

A preliminary list of some of the bishop-members of next October’s Synod of Bishops to discuss “the family” has been released.  There are big holes in the membership still, since many conferences haven’t yet elected officers, etc.  You can tell … Continue reading

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Polish Archbishop predicts ugly confrontations at Synod: “innovators have not been idle”

At the blog Witness for Church and Pope I saw this (my emphases):
BREAKING NEWS from POLAND: Archbishop Henryk Hoser: “The Church has betrayed John Paul II…they did not follow his voice, they did not acquaint themselves with his teaching”
Today’s Niedziela, … Continue reading

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CINOs

I point the attention of the readership to something at American Catholic.  This is dreadful, but I sense that much of our struggle for our Catholic identity will be circumscribed by situations like this.
The University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN) says, “Stick … Continue reading

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“Who says Catholic Social Teaching requires us to follow the policy prescriptions of the hard left?”

I found a really interesting opinion piece at Crisis by Austin Ruse, who runs C-FAM (an organization you should know and support).
I am going to drop you into this piece in medias res.  You should go back to read the first part on … Continue reading

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