Category Archives: The Drill

Latin American Catholicism, the jury is still out

If we Catholics don’t know our Faith, we can’t live it. If we don’t know it, we can’t share it. As the old phrase says, “Nemo dat, quod non ‘got’!” If we are not knowledgeable, articulate and forthright in expressing … Continue reading

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Discontinuity and coverage of pontificates of Popes Francis and Benedict

At Monday Vatican Andrea Galiarducci, has an interesting piece.  It is worth reading, but be prepared for a clunky translation, some rambling, and a buried lead.  To be sure this writer is smart, well-informed, and solid.  He could benefit from … Continue reading

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What do the buzz words “social justice” mean?

Here is a note from Jonah Goldberg.

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One of the aims of reform of the Roman Curia – weaken it.

One of the things I have been saying all along is one aim during the present pontificate is the reduction of the number of Cardinal Prefects and Presidents (and therefore Archbishop Secretaries) in dicasteries of the Roman Curia.
Put several dicasteries … Continue reading

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Sheriff on Ferguson and “racial divide”

Here is one of the best interviews I have heard about the situation in Ferguson, MO.
Sheriff David Clarke of Milwaukee County.  I like this guy.

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Thanksgiving Day: another demonstration that collectivism doesn’t work

Take a look at Truth Revolt (where there is a transcript of the following). The Left won’t like this:

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What is Card. Burke up to? Interview.

We all want to know how Card. Burke is doing.  From CNA:
Cardinal Burke opens up about his new office with Knights of Malta
By Jan Bentz
Rome, Italy, Nov 29, 2014 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Nov. 8 the Vatican announced … Continue reading

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ISIS to children: ‘Convert! Say the words!’ Children to ISIS: ‘No, We Love Jesus’

Ex ore infantium… perfecisti laudem.
Some scholars of Late Antiquity are skeptical about or even scoff at the ancient tales about Christian children who refused to renounce Christ even in the face of terrible pain and fear.
Even in our modern period, … Continue reading

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Does Pope Francis get what it takes to feed the poor as he calls for?

We don’t have to take every pronouncement or opinion on every topic from every Pope as if it were the Lord’s ipsissima verba.  What the Bishop of Rome teaches about concerning faith and morals… those things we Catholics had better … Continue reading

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Curial reshuffling to take place?

I have of late not been very happy with Andrea Tornielli, who seems to have jettisoned objectivity.  However, at La Stampa he posts that there are perhaps some big changes coming to the Roman Curia.
On Monday the Pope will sit … Continue reading

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