Category Archives: The Drill

DOUTHAT: “a distinctive late-Marxist odor”

At the NYT (aka Hell’s Bible) Ross Douthat has a reaction to Pope Francis at the new Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Amoris laetitia. In the first part, Douthat sets up that while in most world religions there has been a split between … Continue reading

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Canonist Ed Peters notes on some juridical issues in #AmorisLaetitia

The great canonist Ed Peters has some first thoughts about the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Amoris laetitia.  HERE He doesn’t have a combox, so let’s him borrow this one. First thoughts on the English version of Pope Francis’ Amoris laetitia. There are … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 143: Fulton J. Sheen – “In the face of this false broadmindedness, what the world needs is intolerance.”

With a biretta tip to my friend Fr. Heilman at Roman Catholic Man, this PODCAzT welcomes today’s guest Ven. Fulton J. Sheen.  We will hear his Plea for Intolerance … yes, you read that right. It seems appropriate to read this … Continue reading

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More Musings on #AmorisLaetitiae and a ‘Statement” from great #confccb priests

Now that the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation (P-SAE) Amoris Laetitia is settling in, I have few more observations. First, “left” and “right” have reacted predictably.   We are challenged by the P-SAE in different ways.   The P-SAE doesn’t change Catholic doctrine, though some … Continue reading

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More analysis: “There will be those who will try and contort #AmorisLaetitia into the Kaspser proposal”

The newly released Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Amoris laetitia in English is HERE. From the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald, some analysis of Amoris laetitia. My emphases and comments. Francis has left Church teaching on Communion for the divorced and remarried … Continue reading

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Robert Royal on ‘Amoris Laetitia’: Beautiful, Moving, and Divisive… Chaos and conflict, not Catholicity

I begin with a call for prayer.  Please pray, then read. Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope! To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To thee do we send up … Continue reading

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In advance of The Big Letter™ – Amoris laetitia

The day before The Big Letter™ comes out (aka the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Amoris laetita), I received this meme from a reader: A couple notes in advance of its release. First and foremost, tens of people will ever read the whole thing. … Continue reading

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SSPX Bp. de Galaretta: Pope Francis will unilaterally recognize the SSPX

If you read Italian, there is a fascinating piece at La Stampa by Marco Tosatti (who is not one of the traitorous Italian Vaticanisti) about SSPX Bp. Alfonso de Galarreta’s view of Pope Francis’ view of the SSPX. First, note … Continue reading

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Sam Gregg on Benedict XVI’s Regensburg Address 10 years after

Run, don’t walk, to read Sam Gregg’s latest at Catholic World Report. Gregg writes about Benedict XVI’s amazing Regensburg Address, 10 years later. He also examines the implications/results of the loss of reason across various sectors of the West. Teachers: … Continue reading

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Something dire you should read: Progressivism’s (Liberals’) Dark Side

At The Catholic Thing there is a piece that you should review.   It explains some of the dark, actually evil, underpinnings of progressivism – the “liberal” agenda. Progressivism’s Dark Side […] [T]he modern Progressive movement has been dominated by a … Continue reading

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Whole-cloth speculation on my part

UPDATE: Now posted at ewtn.com: Mass of Christian Burial 4/1 12 PM ET Archbishop Charles J. Chaput presides over the Solemn Funeral Mass for EWTN Foundress, Mother Angelica, live from the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, Al. … Continue reading

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Why aren’t feminists angry at Francis for his foot washing changes?

Today I muse about why catholic feminists (an oxymoron – emphasis on moron –  I know, but bear with me) are not vexed by Pope Francis and his dramatically public choice to wash the feet of non-Christians. Think this through for … Continue reading

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Washing Feet – observations

I refer the readership to some lucid and sober comments about the pedilavium, the foot washing, that can occur as an option in both uses of the Roman Rite. Fr John Hunwicke makes some keen and, for liberals sobering, observations. I expunged … Continue reading

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Card. Kasper musings on the forthcoming Apostolic Exhortation

I’ve given a couple talks here in Florida in the last couple days, both during Q&A and after, and also in my email, I’m getting questions about Card. Kasper’s claim, made in a recent speech, that the forthcoming Apostolic Exhortation … Continue reading

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15 March – A ramble on the #IdesOfMarch

We call today the Ides of March, made especially famous in the English speaking world by Shakespeare in his play Julius Caesar. Caesar: Who is it in the press that calls on me? I hear a tongue shriller than all the … Continue reading

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