Category Archives: The Drill

Did no one know that when the MSM got hold of the ‘Relatio’, people were going to go bananas?

We continue to watch the spin and the spinning of the spin after yesterday’s Synod… what can we call it?…. debacle.  Yes, debacle.  The release of the Relatio post disceptationem, an unprecedented mid-point summary document, was a debacle.   It … Continue reading

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“The truly bizarre document that the Vatican released Monday”

Have you been following the reports of Robert Royal about the Synod of Bishops?
Here’s today’s:
Synod Day 8 – A Bizarre Document and Process Print
I have been in Rome, by my rough count, 100 times during my adult life. Some visits … Continue reading

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Jihadist magazine shows black flag flying from St. Peter’s Obelisk

Meanwhile, even as – as some people claim – there are within the Church those who wish to bring her down. There are – as is patently clear to anyone with a brain – there are outside the Church those … Continue reading

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Be wary of news reports about the what the Synod is up to

We must be wary about the “Synod of the Media”.
There is a Synod of Bishops that takes place and there is the way the MSM and also Catholic (especial catholic) media spins the Synod.
As the bishops split up in to … Continue reading

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Play by Play: Card. Burke’s video interview recap!

Ed Peters, canonist extraordinaire, has a useful recap of Card. Burke’s video interview with Raymond Arroyo of EWTN.   Peters points to the minute and second mark of certain of the Cardinal’s comments and then adds his own helpful commentary.
This … Continue reading

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Synod’s “Relatio” drafting committee. Notice anything odd?

Pope Francis made an interesting move.  He added a few prelates to the group assigned to write the final Relatio (summary and suggestions to be submitted to the Pope).
At this point in the Synod, after all the little speeches, the members break … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Card. Burke’s clear, articulate, blunt answers about divorce, remarriage, Card. Kasper

His Eminence Raymond L. Burke gave an interview to Raymond Arroyo of EWTN.
You don’t want to miss this. Arroyo does not lob softballs. He starts out with a question about Pope Francis praise of Card. Kasper!
This is refreshing and it … Continue reading

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Fr. Murray answers Card. Kasper, et alii: “Why is the Church not as merciful as God?”

Over at The Catholic Thing Fr. Gerald E. Murray has a good essay about denial of Holy Communion: it isn’t “punishment”.  With a few edits…
Denial of Communion Awakens Conscience
By Fr. Gerald E. Murray
Cardinal Walter Kasper published another article in the run-up … Continue reading

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Thoughts about the Synod and simplifying the “annulment” process

At the National Schismatic Reporter (aka Fishwrap) Jesuit Thomas Reese is going out to the edge of the cliff:
Simplified annulment process coming from synod
This is part of the “lemmings to the cliff” dynamic being stirred by the Synod of the Media.
If … Continue reading

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Good question: When you change language, do you change belief?

The short answer is “yes”.
We know that when you change liturgical texts, you change the belief of the people.  It takes a while, but it happens.  You know the adage “lex orandi lex credendi“.
So, Edward Pentin has a piece today … Continue reading

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