Category Archives: The Drill

ASK FATHER: Msgr. Mannion supports ordination of deaconettes. Fail.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: One of our Diocesan (Salt Lake City) Priests [Msgr. M. Francis Mannion] wrote an op-ed for our local Diocese Newspaper entitled “Some Items That Caught My Attention Recently”. In this piece, (HERE) he talks about how the Eastern Rite … Continue reading

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Did Pope Francis insult some young priests? Fr. Z opines and tells a story.

This isn’t the sort of thing that should pull much of our attention or energy.  However, I have been asked about it in email by a surprising number of people, including priests. It seems that the site Messa in latino picked … Continue reading

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“For goodness’ sake, own your faith, Fr. Martin!” Analysis of Jesuit’s homosexualist activism

Over at Crisis there is a piece by Rev. Mr. Jim Russell entitled “A Final Word On Fr. Martin” Alas, I fear that that is far too optimistic.  Jesuit Homosexualist-activist Fr James Martin is sure to come up with something weird again … Continue reading

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Fr. de Souza responds to responses about “reconciliation” of newer and traditional Forms of the Roman Rite

UPDATE 26 July: Joseph Shaw of the LMS posted a response to Fr. de Souza’s response to us, who responded… etc.  HERE ___ Originally Published on: Jul 25, 2017 @ 11:14 Some discussion about the “mutual enrichment” hoped for and promoted by Benedict … Continue reading

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Who’s behind Spadaro, et al?

Over the last few days it feels like the news is coming in at firehose volume and force. And, from the onset, I’ll just say now that the moderation queue is ON. A lot of the firehose sensation has to do … Continue reading

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Female altar servers up, ordinations down

In once-Catholic Austria, now female altarettes outnumber male servers.  HERE Nearly a quarter century after the practice of female altar servers became licit, 55% of Austria’s 45,000 altar servers are girls, according to statistics published by the Archdiocese of Vienna. … Continue reading

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The curious omission in @AntonioSpadaro attack piece: Reagan’s “Evil Empire”… MISSING

Jesuit Fr. Antonio “2+2=5” Spadaro, in his attack on Americans, especially American conservatives, in Inciviltà cattolica, along with his coauthor from Argentina, left a curious omission. Spadaro tars two American presidents with the brush of “Manichaenism”. At times this mingling of politics, morals and … Continue reading

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Parry and riposte over Jesuit James Martin’s defense of homosexuality

You have probably seen commentaries on the recent book of homosexualist activist Jesuit Fr. James Martin concerned with “building bridges” between the Church and homosexuals. It might help to put some of the major players into a single post. Martin’s … Continue reading

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Archbp. Chaput responds to Jesuit Fr. Antonio “2+2=5” Spadaro and La Civiltà Cattolica

UPDATE: One of you readers caught this and posted in the combox. Comment: To submit a reply to Archbishop Chaput’s column, the anti-spam quiz currently is “What is 2 plus 2?” Very shrewd. This will prevent Fr. Antonio “2+2=5” Spadaro … Continue reading

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UK Catholic weekly critiques ‘Inciviltà cattolica’ v. Americans

At the UK’s best Catholic weekly, there are not one but two … two critiques of Jesuit Fr. Antonio “2+2=5” Spadaro’s attack on Americans in Inciviltà cattolica. They are useful because they are not in an American source. Antonio Spadaro has discovered … Continue reading

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Mickens tries to pull a fast one as he attempts, again, to insult Pope Benedict

At far-left-leaning Commonweal, long-time Rome-based writer Robert Mickens has a new insinuation piece. Context: To review Mickens a bit, he dislikes Benedict XVI so much that, in social media, he rooted for his death, which got him fired from the ultra-liberal … Continue reading

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Robert Royal on the anti-American Spadaro/Figueroa smear

The well-deserved fallout continues for the vicious anti-American attack piece penned at Inciviltà cattolica by Jesuit Fr Antonio “2+2=5” Spadaro, who is also so interested in the life and works of Pier Vittorio Tondelli that he created his own website about him (HERE). Today I read at The … Continue reading

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Jesuit @AntonioSpadaro, Jesuit-run Civiltà Cattolica attacks Americans

By now you may have seen the attack on Americans – conservative Americans and traditional Catholic Americans – in what some people consider a semi-official publication of the Holy See Civiltà Cattolica (now aka Inciviltà cattolica).  The title in English: “Evangelical Fundamentalism and … Continue reading

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UK’s CH: Can anything stop Catholic infighting?

At the site of the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald, there is a preview article from their upcoming 14 July number which merits your attention. I ingested it with great interest along with my at least quadruple espresso ristretto this … Continue reading

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Catholic Channel on Sirius, criterion for sainthood path called “heroic values” not “virtues”

This is from a comment under a post about the new “path” to beatification. I try to be gracious, really. But sometimes things are too funny not to be shared. I was listening to the Catholic Channel on Sirius today, … Continue reading

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