Category Archives: The Drill

Lack of transparency during the Synod. A problem?

I am soooo glad that I’ll arrive in Rome with my pilgrimage group after the Synod is over.  I really wouldn’t like to be covering at all from a “press” point of view.
For instance, I noticed at Fishwrap this info tid bit … Continue reading

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Liberals and the exercise of authority

When liberals, dissidents, progressivists, whatever, sense that things are not going their way, they rise up against the exercise of authority by the hierarchy.  ”The institutional church is repressing the prophetic spirit-filled people!”, they cry.
When liberals (see above) sense that … Continue reading

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Philip Booth’s column in The Catholic Herald

I direct the readerships attention to an interesting piece in the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald, written by Philip Booth who is the “editorial and programme director of the Institute of Economic Affairs”.
Booth comments on recent remarks made … Continue reading

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Scratching my head about the bishop in Paraguay

I will be the first to admit that what we do not know about this case, could fill volumes.  However, there are a few curiosities that leave me scratching my head.
Here is a story form CWN about the Paraguayan bishop recently … Continue reading

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Card. Kasper gives YET ANOTHER interview to America Magazine and an Argentinian daily

Walter Card. Kasper, author of a proposal for the civilly remarried to receive Communion – and thus to create an under-class of Catholics, “tolerated but not accepted” Catholics, has given an interview – yet another – to Amerika, which has … Continue reading

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Bp. Conry (D. Arundel & Brighton) suddenly resigned. Fr. Z muses.

As I write, the news of the resignation of Bp. Kieran Conry, 63, of the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton in England is hitting social media.  I had an embargoed signal about it, but it is out now.   In … Continue reading

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Pondering Francis

I have been trying for a while now to get my head around what Pope Francis might really think about economics and markets and so forth.  I have been puzzled by a few of his remarks. I think I am … Continue reading

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When inculturation is wrong: “whoring after ephemeral relevance, a prostitution to the present age”

Over at Corpus Christi Watershed there is a good piece by Prof. Peter Kwasniewski of Wyoming Catholic College about inculturation.
Inculturation is unavoidable.  Inculturation has given us magnificent benefits.  If you want a good example of great inculturation try: Baroque.
But inculturation … Continue reading

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Multiple sins of the NETWORK nuns exposed

Even though the culture wars are over and a new morning has dawned, I want you all to click HERE and read carefully a piece at the National Catholic Register by Anne Carey about the “Nuns on the Bus”.
The Nuns … Continue reading

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OKLAHOMA CITY: Reparation, adoration of Christ VICTOR after sacrilege, blasphemy, evil

The other day some nitwits did something like a satanic “black mass” in city government facility of Oklahoma City.  You know the controversy, so I won’t go over it here.
I hope that the local Archbishop, Most Reverend Paul Coakley, will … Continue reading

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