Category Archives: The Drill

INTERVIEW: Card. Burke our challenges and “authentic pastoral care”

His Eminence Raymond Card. Burke was interviewed by Vatican Radio about the “Five Cardinals Book” and about the Synod.
Compare and contrast with Card. Kasper’s recent interviews?  Night and day!  This is on an entirely different level.
Cardinal Burke: Christ’s truth is … Continue reading

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“Five Cardinals Book” in defense of marriage, tradition – Remaining in the Truth of Christ

UPDATE 10 Oct: Amazon seems to be selling out as fast as they are stocking. 
HOWEVER, the good news is that the book is available for KINDLE (USA) for $12.86, which is much less than the paperback. HERE  It was $9.99.   … Continue reading

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The Synod and transparency

During Synods past, the interventions (speeches, addresses) of participants were made public, either in the Vatican daily L’Osservatore Romano or also online.  Yes, weighing through then was pretty boring, but we knew what was being said and who said it.
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Over the top interview with Card. Kasper on the eve of the Synod

Yet another interview with Card. Kasper is available for your … what… edification?
His Eminence gave an interview to Il Quotidiano.  My translation:
“We will reach a wide consensus. I am not Nostradamus, but I believe, I hope that the line of mercy … Continue reading

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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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