Category Archives: The Drill

Our leadership: autocrats and authoritarians

This applies to priests as well. From LifeSite: Why some bishops behave the way they do June 14, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Why can’t 40 Days for Life in my home town get any support from our local bishop? Why does … Continue reading

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There are times when irony isn’t funny. This is one of them.

There are times when irony isn’t funny.  This is one of them. I read this at FNC: Orlando gunman made multiple visits to nightclub he attacked, reports say Omar Mateen made multiple visits to Orlando’s Pulse nightclub in the weeks … Continue reading

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About Latin and how hard Mass ought to be.

At Crisis there is an entry by Anne Maloney, a Philosophy prof at – or all places – the College of St. Catherine in St Paul, Minnesota.  Let’s just say that Saint Kate’s has been really weird for a really long time, … Continue reading

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Perhaps this is the hour for ‘true prophets’? More on Amoris!

My heart rate increased a bit when I read the following… I am aware that “Amoris Laetitia”, as an apostolic exhortation, does not come under any rubric of infallibility. Still it is a document of the papal ordinary magisterium, and … Continue reading

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Damian Thompson asks: “Is the Pope Catholic?”

At Heat Street, Damian Thompson asks: “Is the Pope Catholic?” That site is a mess to read, so let’s see some of it here.  My emphases and comments: Is the Pope Catholic? Here’s Why Many of Pope Francis Flock Aren’t … Continue reading

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A moral theologian tackles difficulties in #AmorisLaetitia

In Catholic World Report there is some analysis of Amoris laetitia. The writer first contrasts himself with others who think that the Exhortation is not magisterial in nature. That doesn’t mean that he doesn’t find problems.  For example: […] 2. Doctrine … Continue reading

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Some ‘Amoris laetitia’ news

I have had notes from priests and from personnel in tribunals saying that people are saying, in effect, “Forget about our annulment case.  Pope Francis says what we are doing is okay.”   Some report as well that even in … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI says he never told anyone the publication of the Third Secret of Fatima was incomplete

There has been a bit of a dust up in the last days about the Third Secret of Fatima.  Was the whole of the Third Secret truly released?  Some say that it wasn’t. One blog recently posted some claims about … Continue reading

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“When Catholics cut themselves adrift from their own past, they do not thereby become profound thinkers”

Today at Crisis, the esteemed Anthony Esolen offers us some gold.  After Our election, We shall appoint him as Plenipotentiary Extraordinary Minister for the Implementation of Ex corde Ecclesiae. A sample from his latest with my patented emphases and comments: Buying the Right Toys from … Continue reading

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Some feminine observations about deaconesses (aka deaconettes)

Did you all know that, a few years ago, the question of deaconettes was put to the International Theological Commission (under the aegis of the CDF)?  Yes, indeed!  HERE The Commission has no teaching authority. However, they did come down … Continue reading

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Francis and the Deaconesses… aka Deaconettes

First, today I saw a piece at Breitbart that Pope Francis popularity has dropped.  HERE That said, I have received links to various articles saying that the Pope has considered establishing a commission to study the issue of the ordination … Continue reading

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Card. Müller’s remarks on ‘Amoris laetitia’ – some analysis

We must deal soberly with the ramifications of the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Amoris laetitia.   Despite some of its advantages, the document has problems. A friend sent an email with some interesting analysis, which I am reworking and posting hereunder. Sandro Magister … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 146: Spinello: Does Amoris Laetitia Retreat from Absolute Moral Norms?

I direct the readership’s attention to a piece at Crisis about Amoris laetitia, the controversial and ambiguous Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation… that is, if any of you still care to read about it. Or listen to it!  Hopefully busy priests and seminarians … Continue reading

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Sam Gregg of ACTON on medieval distinctions about usury and legitimate forms of money-lending

I saw at American Banker an interesting article by Sam Gregg of Acton Institute which is excerpt from his new book For God and Profit: How Banking and Finance Can Serve the Common Good.  UK HERE How Medieval Monks Changed the Face … Continue reading

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Sam Gregg: False mercy and emotivism

At Catholic World Report, we find an article by Sam Gregg of Acton Institute. Here is a sample from his article… Three Counterfeits of Mercy […] Mercy as Sentimentalism Like everyone else, Christians are influenced by the social climate in … Continue reading

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