Category Archives: The Drill

Sam Gregg of ACTON on medieval distinctions about usury and legitimate forms of money-lending

I saw at American Banker an interesting article by Sam Gregg of Acton Institute which is excerpt from his new book For God and Profit: How Banking and Finance Can Serve the Common Good.  UK HERE How Medieval Monks Changed the Face … Continue reading

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Sam Gregg: False mercy and emotivism

At Catholic World Report, we find an article by Sam Gregg of Acton Institute. Here is a sample from his article… Three Counterfeits of Mercy […] Mercy as Sentimentalism Like everyone else, Christians are influenced by the social climate in … Continue reading

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German theologian Robert Spaemann on #AmorisLaetitia: Chaos and schism, God forbid!

UPDATE: Spaemann’s interview is now in English.  HERE We are all suffering from Amoris defatigatio, I know.  But as the days and weeks pile up in the wake of Pope Francis Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation, and many and varying accounts and interpretations of … Continue reading

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For Francis, the Church’s doctrine is subordinated to the primary value of mercy

If you, like I do, suffer from Amoris defetiscenia, you might be clicking past pieces you see about the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation.  I confess that I have to fight the temptation to tune out and just ignore the document and its coverage.  Alas, … Continue reading

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“All members of the Church… have the duty to ask for an authentic interpretation.”

At the Italian site Corrispondenza romana we find a longish reaction to Amoris laetitia from His Excellency Most Reverend Athanasius Schneider. The text is in Italian, but eventually it will be translated in full (but not by me and not today).  Here … Continue reading

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The Hermeneutic of Ambiguity

From a comment under an entry here… When enumerating the various hermeneutics for reading documents: the hermeneutic of continuity or the hermeneutic of rupture, they, apparently, forgot to include the hermeneutics of ambiguity. A priest friend sent this.   UPDATE: … Continue reading

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A canonist looks at Amoris laetitia

If you are not yet weary of Chapter 8 of Amoris laetitia – or indeed the mere mention of the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation by incipit or innuendo, my friend Fr. Gerald Murray has some observations at The Catholic Thing. Fr. … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s thoughts on Michael Voris’ public statement

Michael Voris recently released a public statement about his past and about his conversion. I don’t entirely understand the circumstances or timing of this statement. My thoughts. We constantly pray for sinners to convert and we say we are happy … Continue reading

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“For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh judgment to himself, not discerning the body of the Lord.”

Let’s review 1 Cor 11:27-30: Therefore whosoever shall eat this bread, or drink the chalice of the Lord unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and of the blood of the Lord. But let a man prove himself: and so … Continue reading

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Francis: “What I ask you is to read the presentation of the document made by Cardinal Schonborn.” Okay, Your Holiness, we’ll do that.

Pope Francis told journalists during the airplane presser on his return to Rome from Lesbos that to understand the controversial bit in Amoris laetitia Infamous Footnote 351 we should have recourse to Card. Schönborn’s address at the presentation of the Post-Synodal Exhortation on 8 … Continue reading

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