Category Archives: The Drill

The latest SCOTUS decision affirming Religious Liberty – Trinity Lutheran v. Comer

At Crisis there is a masterful explanation of the most recent US Supreme Court decision which upheld (7-2) religious liberty. On days like today, we need some GOOD news. I won’t do anything with it here.  You should go there … Continue reading

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Great VIDEO @ActonInstitute – @DrSamuelGregg on threats faced by religious believers around the world

Here is a sample of the content of Acton University. Description: Samuel Gregg, Director of Research at the Acton Institute, delivers the opening plenary lecture of Acton University 2017 at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. Gregg’s lecture focuses … Continue reading

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Fr. Murray on 1 year after ‘Amoris laetitia’: The state of the question.

My friend Fr. Gerald Murray, frequent contributor at The Catholic Thing and quite simply the best clerical TV commentator around (EWTN has to kick its game up to deserve him). Fr. Murray has offered comments about Amoris laetitia one year after its … Continue reading

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BOOKS RECEIVED: A Catholic Defense of Capital Punishment

Anything written by Edward Feser is reliable and worth time.  He recently joined forces with Joseph M. Bessette to create a new book exploring Catholic teaching about the hotly discussed “death penalty”. James V. Schall, S.J. says of this book: … Continue reading

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Official LATIN version of ‘Amoris laetitia’ promulgated in the Acta Apostolicae Sedis

At the beginning of the sad and confusing controversy that has surrounded the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Amoris laetitia, with its objectively ambiguous statements that have pitted bishops’ conference against conference, diocese against diocese, parish against parish, family against family, I … Continue reading

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VIDEO Edward Pentin and Fr. Murray on the Five Dubia of the Four Cardinals

Here is a great video for your information. Ed Pentin, arguably the best English-language Vaticanista in Rome right now is interviewed. Fr. Murray begins his remarks at 10:00 (don’t miss it).

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BUX “We are in a full crisis of faith!” Wherein Fr. Z muses on the times.

Some of you will remember those commercials years ago where some guys, sitting with friends is a loud restaurant, says something like, “My broker is Joe Bagofdonuts.  Joe says…”, and suddenly the entire restaurant is dead still with everyone leaning … Continue reading

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More concerning the alleged “commission” to reinterpret ‘Humanae vitae’

Andrea Gagliarducci has a thought provoking offering for his weekly Vatican Monday. He raises the question of who will defend the legacy, the magisterium of Pope John Paul II. He writes about the Left, liberal sex-obsessed agenda: Humanae vitae and those … Continue reading

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The Catholic Church has succumbed to a “liberal left ideology which is destroying the West”

Edward Pentin of the National Catholic Register has a riveting interview with an Egyptian Greek Melkite Jesuit. No, no. This is a good one. He interviews Fr Henri Boulad, an expert on Islam. You would do well to read the whole thing … Continue reading

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Hurray! Another Synod (“walking together”) of Bishops!

I’m sure you are all really excited about the prospect of another Synod (“walking together”) of Bishops!  The last two Synods were so helpful for our Catholic identity and unity.   This time the theme will be “Young People, the Faith … Continue reading

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Did Pope Francis appoint a commission to overturn ‘Humanae vitae’?

I’ve been receiving angry, anxious, frustrated and even panicky emails about a “commission” which was allegedly appointed by Pope Francis to “reinterpret” Paul VI’s important and prophetic (as well as hated by libs and feared) encyclical Humanae vitae. My sources tell … Continue reading

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More on Fr. James Martin’s wickedly stupid remark

Over at Catholic Culture, the perspicacious Phil Lawler has pointed words for Fr. James Martin, the Jesuit obsessed with homosexual advocacy. No, not every lifestyle is sinful “Pretty much everyone’s lifestyle is sinful,” Father James Martin told the New York … Continue reading

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More of Fr James Martin’s whining

The question in this tweet from CUA’s Prof. Chad Pecknold pretty much sums it up about this Jesuit. First, the screenshot of Martin’s loopy comment.  Then Pecknold: Does Father Martin not believe that Catholics should receive Holy Eucharist having been … Continue reading

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Oooo Canada! East v West

The Bishops of the Atlantic region of Canada, the Atlantic Episcopal Assembly (Archdioceses and Dioceses of Antigonish, Bathurst, Charlottetown, Corner Brook and Labrador, Edmundston, Grand Falls, Halifax, Moncton, Saint John (NB), St. John’s and Yarmouth) issued a pastoral letter in … Continue reading

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Msgr. Pope’s List of 8 Modern Errors (Libs! PAY ATTENTION!)

My friend Msgr. Charles Pope has a good post at the National Catholic Register (that’s the Catholic one, not to be confused with the National Schismatic Reporter aka Fishwrap).  He provides some good pointers which you (read “libs”) should use as a kind … Continue reading

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