Category Archives: The Drill

Misquotation of St. John Paul II’s ‘Familaris consortio’ in ‘Instrumentum Laboris’ of upcoming Synod

In October the Synod of Bishops will once again take up questions concerning “the family”. Last year, during the Extraordinary Synod, controversy erupted because of the lack of transparency in the workings of the Synod, the mysterious case of the … Continue reading

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Banning kneeling violates religious freedom

At HPR Fr. Regis Scalon, OFM.Cap. has a good piece which might be sent to ever parish priest who seeks to force people not to kneel during Mass. Here is the introductory section: Kneeling Ban: Good Liturgy or Loss of … Continue reading

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Catholics can respectfully disagree with Pope Francis on economics

My friend Fr. Gerry Murry has a good comment on Laura Ingraham’s new site, LifeZette (don’t ask me about that name, I’m not sure either).  My emphases and comments. Can Capitalists Be Good Catholics? Pope Francis warns of ‘subtle dictatorship’ by … Continue reading

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D. Baton Rouge: Man in same-sex “marriage” denied Communion at funeral

In The Advocate (a homosexual publication) [As it turns out, no.  This is a local paper with the same name as the homosexual publication.  But it shouldn’t surprise us to see this paper carrying their water.] there is an article which … Continue reading

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3 views of Pope Francis after the South America trip

I bring to your attention three interesting analysis pieces about Pope Francis following his trip to South America. First, check out George Weigel at National Review. My impression is that Mr. Weigel has drawn a line through the pontificate (at … Continue reading

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Where is the liberal ‘c’atholic anger at insult to the Pope and the Church?

Where is the liberal catholic anger and frustration at the insulting gesture of the hammer and sickle “crucifix” offered to Pope Francis and the Catholic Church by Bolivian President Evo Morales? Look at the liberal catholic sites… do you see … Continue reading

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Pope Francis given Hammer and Sickle “crucifix”, reacts “No está bien eso” … that’s not right.”

UPDATE: In fairness, I will add that there are some reports that what the Pope really said at the sight of the commie-crux is not, “No está bien eso”, as previously reported (“That’s not right”), but rather “No sabía eso” or “Eso … Continue reading

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Summorum Pontificum – 8 years on – and an ACTION ITEM!

ACTION ITEM BELOW! ___ Today is the 8th anniversary of the release of the text of one of Benedict XVI’s greatest contributions, the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum. I’ve been thinking a lot about tidbits I have been picking up in the last few … Continue reading

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Excommunication of same-sex ‘marriage’ Catholic SCOTUS Justices for Heresy

From Ed Peters, distinguished canonist, on Catholic SCOTUS Justices (Kennedy, Sotomayor) who ruled for Obergefell v. Hodges: Obergefell and canonical criminal law Dcn Greg Kandra calls attention to a question floating around out there, namely, [QUAERITUR…]should Catholic justices who voted … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes – POLL and AUDIO

Was there a good point or two in the sermon you heard at the Mass for your Sunday obligation?  Let us know. I’ll bet that many of you heard something about the SCOTUS decision Obergefell v. Hodges (same-sex “marriage”). Let’s have … Continue reading

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