Category Archives: The Drill

What Did St. Francis Really Say?

First, think of this the next time you are called upon to sing that ditty that starts with: “Make me a channel of your peace”.
From the fine Francis of Assisi: A New Biography by frequent commentator here Fr Augustine Thompson.  US HERE … Continue reading

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DEVASTATING

Read every word, top to bottom.
HERE
The moderation queue is ON.
UPDATE:
Alas, some of the comments over there leave quite a bit to be desired.

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More dreck at Fishwrap

At Fishwrap (aka the National Schismatic Reporter) there are a couple of dreadful reads.  Shocking, right?
First, Jesuit Thomas Reese wrote (at the horrid RNS), about how more conservative Catholics are now “cafeteria Catholics” because they disagree with Pope Francis.  But … Continue reading

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Kwasniewski instructs @MassimoFaggioli about real “rupture”

Recently Massimo “Beans” Faggioli has attempted to stir up a pingle and, with it, attention for himself, by denigrating our Catholic Tradition – nay, rather – by denigrating the people who desire our Catholic Tradition.
His latest clickbait shtick, which may … Continue reading

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Re-reading Martimort on Deaconesses. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

In once wonderfully Catholic Austria, the silly season is in swing.  The new bishop of Innsbruck, Most Rev. Hermann Glettler, said that he supports the ordination of women to the diaconate (which is impossible) and Holy Communion for the divorce … Continue reading

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Pope Francis comments on ‘Amoris laetitia’ with Columbian Jesuits

In the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald (which sports my regular column in the print edition – SUBSCRIBE!), there is republished a note about comments made by Pope Francis about reading Amoris laetitia.  The Pontiff spoke off-the-cuff to some Columbian … Continue reading

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A veritable banquet of rich and useful reading: @RobertSRoyal and Kwasniewski

This morning I awoke to a veritable banquet of rich and useful reading.
First, I direct your attention to a post at The Catholic Thing by Robert Royal, who never disappoints.  (He also writes about Dante. YAY! US HERE – UK HERE)
He begins with … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z responds to some points made by Bp. McElroy

In the English speaking world, in the wake of the withdrawal of speaking gig invitations to Jesuit Father James Martin, Jesuits and their allies have coagulated.  They now pour it on,  to create a critical mass of hatred against those Catholics who stick up for … Continue reading

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Bullying the little guy.

For decade after decade a liberal elite dominated the mass media. People hardly knew it, the domination was so pervasive and complete.  Then, slowly but surely, a few conservatives clawed their way past the massive machine of opposition.   So, it … Continue reading

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Please! Attack some more!

The hijinx continues.  Today I was alerted to an attack on my sacred person, et alibi, at the site of La Croix International by Massimo “Beans” Faggioli of ultra-lib Villanova.  His purple patch and over the top notions suggest that he is … Continue reading

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Approval from author’s superiors doesn’t mean a book is good.

Recent controversy has brought canonist Ed Peters to shed some light on the meaning of some technical terms which are being bandied about.
Lately some dust has been stirred up by the homosexualist activist Jesuit Fr. James Martin, who published a … Continue reading

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A young writer tries to figure out Pope Francis’ harsh words for “traditionalists”

A couple of days ago Amerika Magazine, a Jesuit organ, there was a rather thoughtful piece by a young man about his experience of the Vetus Ordo, the Extraordinary Form, the “Tridentine” form of Mass in the Roman Rite. Here is … Continue reading

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What Did Council Fathers REALLY Say About LATIN?

Dr. Peter Kwasniewski wrote to me the other day to alert me to his post at NLM about the Second Vatican Council and the Latin language.  It is MUST READ reading.  HERE
A taste to get you in…
The documents were compromises, … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 14th Sunday after Pentecost: giving the finger after translation law changes

Some people are freaking out a little in the wake of the news that the Holy Father decided to restrict the role of the Congregation for Divine Worship in the preparation of liturgical translations.  Now the bishops conferences will be pretty much … Continue reading

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New Apostolic Letter Motu Proprio changes law about preparation, approval of liturgical translations

Today a new Apostolic Letter Motu Proprio was issued under the Latin title “Magnum principium”.   In various languages HERE (including the Latin text).
There’s a lot to say.  I can’t now be exhaustive. Also, I want to read slowly the commentary … Continue reading

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