Tag Archives: John L. Allen

About the upcoming Instruction on Summorum Pontificum

There was a great deal of anxiety poured out by traditionalists over reports that an upcoming Instruction on Summorum Pontificum might erode Pope Benedict’s own provisions.  I was skeptical about that and cautioned calm and  the action of prayer for … Continue reading

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Is the “Vatican’s” government a “train wreck”?

There is a slow seismic tremor running very deep, but it is discernible.
For example, some in the UK are saying that the Bishops meetings there ought to be live-streamed so that the Catholic people know what is going on.  People … Continue reading

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AIYEEYEEE! TALIBAN CATHOLICS! AIYEEYEEE!

I think the first time I ever heard of “Catholic Taliban”, it was years ago in an editorial by Al Matt, editor of The Wanderer.  He was referring to a brand of traditionalist who is, as I sometimes identify them, … Continue reading

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If only they could get that partnership on track!

Which of these pairs doesn’t belong:

Pope John XXIII – Pres. Kennedy
Pope John Paul II – Pres. Reagan
Pope Benedict XVI – Pres. Obama

In his piece called "Obama and Benedict: A partnership delayed, but not yet denied", Allen is trying with … Continue reading

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John Allen’s piece on “stampede” away from Card. Castrillón

My friend Mr. John L. Allen, Jr., the fair-minded correspondent for the ultra-lefty NCR wrote a piece about Card. Castrillon and the controversy surrounding his letter to the French bishop.  Think what you will about the dreadful NCR, but I … Continue reading

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More from John Allen on Msgr. Marini and Benedict XVI

This is a companion piece to Mr. Allen’s interview with Msgr. Guido Marini, the papal MC.
My emphases and comments.
Liturgist: Pope aims to ‘propose’ practicesMar. 03, 2010By John L Allen Jr
ROME — For the better part of five years, plenty … Continue reading

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John Allen interviews Msgr. Marini: Pope Benedict proposes rather than imposes

When my friend the nearly ubiquitous fair-minded John L Allen does an interview, it is usually a good one.   Try to overlook the fact that he writes for dissenters’ central, the ultra-liberal fishwarp, the National Catholic Reporter. There is a … Continue reading

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Good analysis from John Allen about Pope Benedict’s plan

My friend John L Allen, Jr., the nearly ubiquitous fair-minded columnist for the ulta-dissenting National Catholic Reporter has a piece in Forward, a Jewish daily.
Take a look at the full piece, but here is something of interest to WDTPRS readers.  … Continue reading

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John Allen analyzes Pope Benedict’s outreach to SSPX and Anglicans

My friend John Allen, the nearly ubiquitous fair-minded columnist of the sadly ultra-liberal National Catholic Reporter has good analysis in his regular Friday piece.   Let’s have a look with my emphases and comments.
 
Benedict’s ongoing battle against secularismby John L Allen … Continue reading

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John Allen interviews Card. George – must read

My friend John Allen, the fair-minded nearly ubiquitous columnist and nearly only redeeming factor for the dissenting National Catholic Reporter had an excellent interview with Card. George of Chicago.
His Eminence has a new book, entitled The Difference God Makes.   At … Continue reading

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