Category Archives: The Drill

Divide et impera: KGB influence on Middle East violence

As I watch the nasty business with the Gaza Strip, I continue my reading of Disinformation: Former Spy Chief Reveals Secret Strategies for Undermining Freedom, Attacking Religion, and Promoting Terrorism.  It was written by the former head of Romanian intelligence … Continue reading

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What Did the Imam Really Say? Revisited

I read at Il Giornale today that the prayer read by the Imam in the Vatican Gardens was indeed from the Sura 2, wherein Allah is asked to crush infidels (that’s us) and let Islam triumph over the whole world … Continue reading

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Fishwrap: less than enthusiastic about new ITC document on “sensus fidei”.

Over at Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter), knickers are in twists over the recently issued document from the International Theological Commission, “‘Sensus Fidei’ in the Life of the Church“.
As you will recall, at Fishwrap, “sensus fidei“, closely related to “sentire … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Movie “Persecuted”

This is a public service announcement.
I prefer to be kind about Christian movies.  That said, save yourself some irritation.  The newly released “Persecuted” isn’t good.
“Persecution” addresses a theme which I think is real: there is/will be persecution of true Christians … Continue reading

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Compare and contrast: VIDEO – 1983 Pres. Reagan about Korean Air 007

Pres. Reagan about the massacre of passengers on civilian aircraft Korean Air 007, blown out of the sky by the Soviet Union’s pilot.
Sure, there is a different between air to air and surface to air attacks.  Sure, there is a … Continue reading

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Voice of America on Holy Innocents in Manhattan: a vibrant Catholic community

There was another media story about Holy Innocents in Manhattan.  This is the only parish in Manhattan which as daily Mass in the Extraordinary Form.  It is a beautiful place with great people.
As you know a commission in the Archdiocese … Continue reading

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UPDATE: 2013 Scalfari Interview now BACK on the Vatican website. Why?

Originally Published on: Jul 16, 2014 @ 11:36
17 July: The interview has been removed.  More below.
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Can someone explain to me why the first Scalfari Interview from October 2013 is once again back on the Vatican’s website under the official category of the … Continue reading

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Great article in FIRST THINGS: Correcting Catholic Blindness. ACTION ITEM!

I must alert you to a piece at First Things by Sam Gregg: “Correcting Catholic Blindness”.
Alas, it is behind a paywall.  Alas, they made some other less worthy pieces available for free.
That said, we have the option of buying this … Continue reading

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Traditional young Catholics’ groups are spreading quickly

I saw at Aleteia a story about the great traditional young people’s group Juventutem (which has that unfortunate “J”).  The undersigned is mentioned, but that is not the important issue.  What is important is the growth of chapters of this … Continue reading

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Depressing autopsy of how Pres. Obama promotes Socialism in less than 5 minutes

Here is a brief video from Dick Morris (who knows a thing or two about political maneuvering). He explains “How Obama Used the Economic Crisis to Promote Socialism in America”.
Remember now-Mayor of Chicago’s phrase: Never let a crisis go to … Continue reading

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