Category Archives: The Drill

Déjà vu from Card. Kasper and Jesuit-run Amerika Magazine

Jesuit-run Amerika Magazine has run more from Card. Kasper in support the divorced and civilly remarried receiving Holy Communion.  This is the “tolerate but not accepted” solution, which, through “mercy”, would see these people as a sort of second-class Catholic … Continue reading

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The hard truth about marriage, mercy and Eastern “oikonomia”

I have been posting about the soon-to-be-released book by five cardinala and four scholars called Remaining In The Truth Of Christ. This book is a defense of the Catholic doctrine marriage. It is an important book, some of it may … Continue reading

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MANHATTAN: Holy Innocents Church – Reprieve until Spring 2015?

UPDATE 2013 GMT:
I have been informed that “Breitbart was wrong”.
In a letter from the “Office of Strategic Pastoral Planning” of the Archd. of NY, one reads (inter alia):
[...] the Cardinal feels it is essential that he has more time to … Continue reading

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Some of the mistakes we make in life can’t be fixed.

Today I read Sam Gregg’s great piece at American Spectator today wherein he unloaded on sentimentalism.  HERE
A sample:
Despite its claims to take the mind seriously, sentimental humanitarianism is also rather “uncomfortable” (to use classic sentimental humanitarian language) with any substantive … Continue reading

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“What was once a request to live and let live has now become a demand for approval.”

I warmly recommend to the readership a column by Francis Card. George, Archbishop of Chicago.   His Eminence knocks this one over the fence.
We enter in medias res.  You can find the whole thing HERE:
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In recent years, society has brought … Continue reading

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$9 for a Whopper? Are you out of your mind?

I have recently seen some discussion of what would happen were the minimum wage to be raised in these USA.   Here is one interesting take, that includes some links to other articles that are worth pursuing.
From Truth Revolt:
On Friday, The … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Fr. Sirico on problem of multiculturalism

At the moment I am in Grand Rapids, MI.   No, this is not an Acton event.  I am visiting the parish of Fr. Robert Sirico (who happens to head up Acton Institute), to speak at a function and, frankly, … Continue reading

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Dispute over the remains of Ven. Fulton Sheen

The cause for beatification of Ven. Archbp. Fulton Sheen has been put on hold.  Apparently, two dioceses have to settle their differences over the final disposition of the Venerable’s body.
The person or entity making the request that a cause be … Continue reading

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COLUMBUS, IN: Quran verses spray painted on Christian churches. Punks or…?

Sure… right… these words were taken out of context.  Right.
However, I like the fact that some Muslims offered to help clean it up.
Bottom line: Sure, maybe it was a bunch if idiot punks who did this. This may not be … Continue reading

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Card. Cañizares Llovera, Prefect of CDW, transferred to Valencia

The Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, Antonio Card. Cañizares Llovera, has been transferred to Spain at the new Archbishop of Valencia.
He will fill the vacancy left with the transfer of Archbishop Carlos Osoro Sierra to Madrid.
Thus, rumors that have been … Continue reading

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