Category Archives: What are they REALLY saying?

Oath of fidelity made by all Bishops, some considerations, and YOU

As a follow up to the nearby post about Latin, and to what Fr. Hunwicke wrote about the oath that bishops have to take – in Latin – when they receive a mandate from the Holy See, here is that … Continue reading

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A new “manifesto” in Rome urging prayers for the Pope

Do you remember that, no too long ago, some wags in Rome clandestinely slapped up some posters “manifesti” on the walls of Rome addressing themselves – in the Roman way – to Pope Francis?   The posters were hurriedly removed.
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PODCAzT 159: Catholics and Lutherans about Justification

On this 500th anniversary of the legendary nailing up of theses by Martin Luther, that spark the revolt that tore Christendom apart, and on this anniversary of the signing of the Joint
Today we will hear Avery Card. Dulles 1999 essay … Continue reading

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Fishwrap on Jesuit Boston College conference on Amoris Laetitia

Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) has a post about a conference about Amoris Laetitia held at Jesuit-run Boston College.  The report has an aggressively tendentious title: Conference weighs how ‘Amoris Laetitia’ rejects ‘infantilization of laity’
Infantalization?
First, consider some of the speakers: Cardinal Blase … Continue reading

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The unstated racism of the ‘c’atholic Left

There was an article in, of all places, Hell’s Bible (aka The New York Times) about the influence of the traditional Roman Rite in Africa.
This article prompted a spittle-flecked nutty from the usual suspects, such as Beans and Ruff. Beans tweeted … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z responds to some points made by Bp. McElroy

In the English speaking world, in the wake of the withdrawal of speaking gig invitations to Jesuit Father James Martin, Jesuits and their allies have coagulated.  They now pour it on,  to create a critical mass of hatred against those Catholics who stick up for … Continue reading

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Should a seminary headline a homosexualist activist as a speaker?

I’ve been made aware that Theological College in Washington DC, for their “Alumni Days” coming up in October, is scheduled to have homosexualist activist Jesuit Fr. James Martin as their speaker. HERE
Theological College is the National Seminary of Catholic University … Continue reading

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Austen Ivereigh, like a papalatrous gnostic, calls converts who disagree with him “neurotic”

UPDATE:
At CRUX, Ivereigh issued an apology… sort of.  HERE
___ Originally Published on: Aug 10, 2017
A couple weeks ago (HERE) the Wile E. Coyote of the catholic Left, Michael Sean Winters of the Fishwrap sniggered with fellow lib Massimo “Beans” Faggioli about converts.  To quote Winters:
I … Continue reading

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Hurray! Another Synod (“walking together”) of Bishops!

I’m sure you are all really excited about the prospect of another Synod (“walking together”) of Bishops!  The last two Synods were so helpful for our Catholic identity and unity.   This time the theme will be “Young People, the Faith … Continue reading

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Card. Coccopalmerio: “Maybe we have to reflect on this concept of validity or invalidity. “

Just after I read a silly piece from the ridiculous Hans Küng over at the Fishwrap (National Schismatic Reporter) about completely rehabilitating Martin Luther, I flipped over to the National Catholic Register and saw Ed Pentin’s long interview of Card. … Continue reading

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Card. Burke goes to Guam – What’s up with that?

You may, by now, have read new stories about how His Eminence Raymond Card. Burke has been “sent to Guam”.  He will preside over a canonical trial of a bishop who has been accused of sexual abuse of minors.
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Fr. Murray on Card. Coccopalmerio’s booklet defense of Communion for mortal sinners

I direct the readership to dash over to The Catholic Thing for a new column by my friend Fr. Gerald Murray.  He drills into the booklet offered to the public through the intermediary of the Vatican Press by His Eminence … Continue reading

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The plural of anecdote is “data”

Disturbing data points have come to me in the last few days.
First, I had a telephone conversation with a priest who described how the local bishop had removed the faculties of a number of priests pretty much because he didn’t … Continue reading

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What Do The Little Dots Really Say? Drilling into a distortion at America Magazine

UPDATE 7 Jan:
Catch Fr. Hunwicke’s comments.  HERE
___ Originally Published on: Jan 6, 2017
Sometimes libs try to pull one over on us by shaking and rattling the shiny object so that you don’t see what they are doing with their other hand.
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Card. Kasper: It’s a scandal to deny Communion to adulterers

In the Augustinian Order today is the Feast of St John Stone, one of the 40 English Martyrs canonized by the author of Humanae Vitae. He died under Henry VIII opposing the original version of the Kasper Proposal.
Speaking of Kasper, … Continue reading

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