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John Allen on SSPX/Rome talks. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

My friend the nearly-ubiquitous John L. Allen, Jr, the fair-minded writer for the ultra-liberal dissenting National Catholic Reporter has an interesting piece about an upcoming meeting scheduled between SSPX Bishop Bernard Fellay and the CDF in Rome to review their … Continue reading

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ZAGANO WATCH: UPDATE!

I am told that Phyllis Zagano, who works for the National Catholic Reporter, is still calling around in order to make trouble for me and harm my reputation. I wrote about her here. You will recall that her personally aimed … Continue reading

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Scenes from the annual LCWR meeting: the fecundity of chaos

Today on the invaluable site of NCFishwrap we learn that at the meeting of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) the gathered sistren are turning to a brand new plan in the face of their dwindling numbers. Here are … Continue reading

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NCR’s Sr. Fielder implies that men faithful to Church teachings are sick in the head

That keen observer of human behavior Samuel Johnson had sobering observations about self-delusion.  For example, he wrote “However we may labour for our own deception, truth, though unwelcome, will sometimes intrude upon the mind.”  [Idler #80 October 27, 1759]. And … Continue reading

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Waiting for Zagano

For some time now I have been getting emails and phone calls from friends with reports that someone who writes for the National Catholic Reporter aka Fishwrap, Phyllis Zagano, has been sniffing around looking for dirt about me.  Zagano hasn’t … Continue reading

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Fishwrap has an excellent interview with Archbishop Chaput

Even as blind squirrels sometimes find acorns, sometimes the National Catholic Fishwrap does something right.  And it won’t surprise anyone that my friend the nearly-ubiquitous John L. Allen, Jr. was involved. Fishwrap – rather Mr. Allen – has a long, … Continue reading

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How small-c catholic liberals attack what they don’t like

In the past I have mentioned that catholic liberals right now are using the clerical abuse issue as a blunt instrument with which to bludgeon any issue or any person they don’t like. If they don’t like, say, the Church’s … Continue reading

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Protected: NCR owes Bp. Finn an apology for an insulting analogy – follow-up

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Finally another reaction about NCR’s insulting article

Late is better than never. From CNA with my emphases and comments. Catholic leaders rip ‘ludicrous’ article that argues celibacy causes abuse By Marianne Medlin Denver, Colo., Jun 15, 2011 / 06:00 am (CNA).- Catholic leaders are calling a recent … Continue reading

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Of Richard McBrien and the persecution of the Catholic Church in China

The gentlemanly Sando Magister has a must-read piece today at his site Chiesa called: Bishops Or Mandarins? The Dilemma of the Chinese Church. Here is the introductory section of Magister’s piece, just to give you some context.  Then I will … Continue reading

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D. Kansas City-St. Joseph: press release about controversies

The secular press in Kansas City, MO and the ultra-liberal, doctrine-dissenting, KC-based National catholic Reporter have been busy trying to tear the guts out of the diocese and Most Rev. Robert Finn, bishop, but not yet martyr. From the site … Continue reading

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NCFishwrap’s little problem with the Extraordinary Form and “altar girls”

NCFishwrap today surfed the little server girl issue over its mosh pit. catholic reporters that that are, they left off attacking Bp. Finn for a minute or two to post – at long last- the news that the PCED has … Continue reading

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NCR’s editor and publisher passed away: Joseph Feuerherd – R.I.P.

The National Catholic Reporter reports the death of their editor in chief and publisher. Joseph Feuerherd, NCR editor in chief and publisher, died this morning after an 18-month battle with cancer. He was 48. Funeral arrangements are pending. Feuerherd died … Continue reading

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NCFishwrap’s editorial for women’s ordination: creepy ineducability

National catholic Reporter, Fishwrap, has an editorial today in favor of the ordination of women. Whom did they consult as their expert?  The deposed Bishop of Toowoomba, William Morris. And for their theological “insights”?  You decide.  I have my own … Continue reading

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Thanks from Fr. Z for your PROTESTS

I spent a good deal of time today writing notes of thanks to people who sent in a PROTEST DONATION against the Fishwrap. I have also added the following names to the list of those for whom I will be … Continue reading

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