Category Archives: The Drill

PODCAzT 170: Card. Müller – Manifesto of Faith: “Let not your heart be troubled!”

Gerhald Ludwig Card. Müller, former Prefect of the CDF, has issued a “Manifesto of Faith”.  It has a title reference of “Let not your heart be troubled!” (John 14:1). You can get the text HERE. The idea clearly is that … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 169: Bp. Athanasius Schneider on “the only God-willed religion”

The terrific and courageous Bp. Athanasius Schneider, auxiliary in Astana, has sent out for wide distribution an essay entitled The Gift of Filial Adoption The Christian Faith: the only valid and the only God-willed religion Clearly, from the title, this … Continue reading

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St. Francis and the Sultan: What really happened in 1219 in Catholic Muslim dialogue?

The Islamic/Catholic Fraternity document has caused a stir.  I wrote about a neuralgic point in it, yesterday, and some people had a spittle-flecked nutty. There is more to say about that document.  I’ll get to it again, soon. I suspect … Continue reading

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Francis signed document saying that God willed the “pluralism and diversity of religions”. What’s up with that?

UPDATE 6 Feb 2019 Fr. Hunwicke posted a comment at his splendid blog.  HERE Fr Zed has given a characteristically fine and intelligent interpretation of PF’s words. As have some others. Having perused them, I am also rather interested in … Continue reading

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Wikileaks: Francis’ private letter about power struggle over Knights of Malta

UPDATE: At the Register Ed Pentin provides some explanations.  HERE Originally Published on: Jan 30, 2019 Wikileaks.   Whatever you may think of Wikileaks, this is interesting.  HERE My emphases: Pope’s Private Letter Reveals Early Involvement in Power Struggle 30 January, 2019 Documents released by … Continue reading

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Fr. Murray on the Covington Matter and NY State abortion debacle

My good friend Fr. Gerald Murray was on EWTN commenting on the Covington Matter and on the abortion debacle in NY. You won’t find a better commentator.

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Msgr. Pope and canonist Ed Peters on NY Gov. Cuomo: “It is time to end the charade”

Canonist Ed Peters responded to Msgr. Charles Pope’s implicit request for canonical clarifications in the matter of NY Gov. Cuomo and his complicity… nay, rather, full-throated promotion of infanticide.  If there were ever a case of application of the law … Continue reading

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Bishop of Covington does a 180, apologizes.

Say you set out on an errand by foot to the post office.  Trudge trudge trudge.   Suddenly you realize that you made a bad turn and you are going in the wrong direction.  Someone might say, “Hey, buddy!  If … Continue reading

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The “logical union of women’s ordination and sodomy”

I have noticed lately an uptick in chatter about women deacons, deaconettes, deaconesses, whatever.  There was a conference at Fordham recently at which speakers (read: promoters) blew past the obvious problems of our lack of certainty about what ordination may … Continue reading

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What’s up with the SSPX?

People are asking me about the meaning of a Swiss Bishop, 76 and retiring, who will live with the SSPX at one of their schools.  Rorate has a pretty good round up from different stories. Basically, the Bishop of Chur, … Continue reading

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When tweets become problematic

A few days ago a priest friend texted me saying that Newark’s Archbishop Card. Tobin had begun to tweet again.  There was a hiatus in his tweeting after an… unfortunate incident. I’m wondering if someone can verify whether or not … Continue reading

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Good points in Lawler’s recent book: The Smoke of Satan…

I have now read Philip Lawler’s recent book The Smoke of Satan: How Corrupt and Cowardly Bishops Betrayed Christ, His Church, and the Faithful . . . and What Can Be Done About It.  US HERE – UK HERE Here … Continue reading

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Of desecration of liturgy and identity. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Let me begin with several hooks upon which we can hang some useful ideas as we look down the line at an article from Regis Nichols at Crisis. First, in April 2017, a preface Benedict XVI wrote for the Russian translation … Continue reading

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More thoughts about upcoming Pont. Comm. “Ecclesia Dei” document or suppression

I’ve been thinking quite a bit about the implications of a new Motu Proprio by which the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” might be suppressed because the “pastoral emergency” for which it was created is no long present.  It’s brief would, … Continue reading

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More news from Rome concerning communications

As the text messages from across the pond started to come in this morning, I did as I more and more often now do.  With a groan I put on my cheaters and grump, “What fresh hell is this?” Today … Continue reading

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