Tag Archives: Card. Danneels

Wherein Card. Danneels makes excuses

Retired Belgian Godfried Cardinal Danneels – who protected a child abuser priest – was invited to the last Synod on the Family despite the fact that he was over 80. HERE That was a surprise, both because of the scandal … Continue reading

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“their absolute aim is to get Ratzinger out of the race”

I direct the readership’s attention to an interview (HERE) that Ed Pentin (of The Rigging of a Synod fame) has a fascinating interview with journalist Paul Badde who was in the right place at the right time (wrong place and time?) to learn … Continue reading

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The 13 Cardinals Letter is a distraction, a trap.

As intriguing as The 13 Cardinals Letter™ is we have to leave it be now. The Letter is a tar baby.  Go for it and it entraps you, sticks you in one place.  The more you struggle with it, the more … Continue reading

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Was the election of Pope Francis “invalid” because Cardinals committed certain crimes?

Canonist Ed Peters looks into the issue of the excommunication incurred by a cardinal elector who “canvasses” for votes in the context of a papal conclave.  HERE I won’t, here, get into Dr. Peter’s proposal that automatic (late sententiae) excommunication should … Continue reading

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