Category Archives: What are they REALLY saying?

Francis to clergy, seminarians, religion in Palermo: “Clericalism… one of the most difficult perversions”

Francis made a pastoral visit to Palermo.  One of the events celebrated is the 25th anniversary of the death of Fr. Pino Puglisi, a venerated local figure.  He challenged the Mafia.  They killed him.
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@AlbanyDiocese – Is it just me, or is this pretty weird?

After the years and years of Agony in Albany, things are looking up. There is a great bishop there now and, I hear, many improvements.
However, just as Rome was not built in a day, nor destroyed in a day, neither … Continue reading

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Yeahhh… this is exactly the right time to dress our clergy in pastels.

The Devil always tells us openly what he is up to.    Italians are really good at this sort of pithy wisdom.  Like…
Il diavolo non può nascondere la coda.
The Devil can’t hide his tail.
I wonder how obtuse are the people … Continue reading

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“Rome, we have a problem.” Ed Peters on … surprises?… in new document on Consecrated Virginity.

TIMING is everything.
Right now the US Association of Consecrated Virgins is in their annual meeting.
THAT’s when this happens?
Some time ago, Holy Church decided to revive a state in life, a vocation, that was once identified and lived in the early … Continue reading

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Reuters and @PhilipPullella create fake news, pit Francis against Trump

This is one of the worst examples I’ve seen of selective reporting, in order to change the narrative (aka “fake news”), since the head of Vatican communications chopped up Benedict XVI’s letter about the series of booklets he received.
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Met “Gay-la” and new movie. Coincidence? I think not.

You all know about the “Gay-la” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.  Each year, the Met has some big “fashion” exhibit.   This year, some folks in the Church were either duped or were consciously complicit in producing a … Continue reading

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Reading #GaudeteEtExsultate – Pope Francis blasts “punctilious concern for the Church’s liturgy”

I’ve been working my way through the very long Apostolic Exhortation Gaudete et exsultate.  It’s a whopping 20K words.
A point that people have been asking me about, and which libs will surely throw in the teeth of anyone who wants a traditional … Continue reading

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Good summary and analysis of @DouthatNYT v. @MassimoFaggioli

Last week I attended an event at Jesuit-run Fordham University (hereafter F.U.), billed as a debate between Ross Douthat of the NYT (aka Hell’s Bible) and uber-lib Massimo “Beans” Faggioli of Augustinian-run Villanova (a committed “New catholic Red Guard”), about … Continue reading

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Two seriously ugly signs of the times involving papal honors and the silencing of bells

UPDATE:
What sort of person is this Ploumen, to whom the papal honor was given? Ed Pentin has more extensive information. HERE
Ploumen’s work in support of abortion has been monstrous: In protest at President Trump’s reinstatement of the Mexico City Policy … Continue reading

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More bad art… but this time well-deserved!

Yesterday I posted about bad art, which is also in some cases blasphemous.  HERE
Today I post again about bad art.
I don’t really care that much this time, since it concerns the official presidential portrait of the 44th POTUS, the 1st … Continue reading

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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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