Category Archives: The Drill

So the Pope and some journalists walk into an airplane…

I am sensing a pattern.
The Holy Father takes a trip.  The Holy Father talks to journalists on the plane.  The Holy Father is asked a question about a hot button issue.  The Holy Father speaks off the cuff.  The Press … Continue reading

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The more jihadists attack West, the more frightened leaders cower.

In American Spectator there is a piece by George Neumayr caught my eye:
THE DIVIDED WEST
Its “values” are too confused to eliminate jihadism.
The White House’s decision to avoid the Paris rally against last week’s jihadist killings conforms to its relaxed attitude toward radical … Continue reading

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Is blasphemy a right?

This is troubling.   On the site of 20 Minutes, in French. My sender wrote:
Reporters without border’s president, Christophe Deloire, on a national TV show sunday evening, said that his organization is working toward a declaration to be agreed upon … Continue reading

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Francis, Cardinals and the Peripheries

I have occasionally written about the significance of “peripheries” for Pope Francis.  Today Andrea Gagliarducci drills into the topic, in view of the upcoming consistory and the nomination of new cardinals.
A taste:
Since becoming pope, Francis has asked the Church repeatedly … Continue reading

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“Women aren’t women anymore.”

Card. Burke is taking it on the chin from a lot of nitwits right now because of his remarks about a feminization of the Church. He also mentioned the impact such a feminizing could have on vocations.
Agree or disagree with … Continue reading

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Observations about remarks by Cardinal-Elect John A. Dew

My good friend Fr. Gerald Murray has some observations and questions concerning remarks made by Most Reverend John A. Dew, the Archbishop of Wellington in New Zealand who is slated to become a Cardinal in the next consistory. People are … Continue reading

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Card Burke interview on “hot button” topics. Fr. Z rants.

At my old stomping ground The Wanderer (I had a weekly column for 11 years) there is an interview with His Eminence Raymond Leo Card. Burke.  Read the whole thing there, but here is a sample of Part One of the interview, … Continue reading

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More reasons for the promotion of Summorum Pontificum

The Congregation for Divine Worship in Rome received a new Prefect last November, His Eminence Robert Card. Sarah.  He should be a good, solid Prefect.  At the same time, however, there was a bit of a purge of, say, the … Continue reading

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Assessing the importance of stuff that happens

This struck me as useful for assessing the hic et nunc:

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What did Pope Francis really say?

I had the chance finally to review, to listen to, Pope Francis sermon for 1 January, Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God.  It was interesting especially because I had first reviewed the written text that was released in the Bolletino (and … Continue reading

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