Tag Archives: The Present Crisis

Letter of Francis to priests

Today, Sunday 4 August, in the Novus Ordo calendar Feast of St. John Vianney, Patron of Priests, a Letter of Francis to priests was released. Perhaps it was released in anticipation of the Feast of St. John Vianney celebrated on … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 173: A darkly humorous look at the Amazon Synod’s Instrumentum Laboris

Today we hear an outstanding offering of William Kilpatrick who writes at Crisis.  He has had a look at the Instrumentum Laboris for the upcoming Synod of Bishops in Rome in October about the Amazon. He has nailed it.   A … Continue reading

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Editorial: Church leaders, to be “transparent”, are still abusers. Of priests.

What an easy way the forces of Hell have found to bring down good priests and bishops.  First, through agents and for decades undermine the Church’s identity through dreadful preaching and worse liturgy.  Then, as society swirls on its parallel … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI’s recent essay is a subtle correction of Amoris laetitia ch. 8

At Crisis find analysis by Richard A. Spinello of Benedict XVI’s recent explanation for The Present Crisis. The writer says that Benedict has, between the lines, criticized Amoris laetitia. I also, a couple says back, saw a piece arguing that … Continue reading

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The Present Crisis and the crisis of liturgy and catechesis

Rev. Msgr. Richard C. Antall is pastor of Holy Name Parish in the Diocese of Cleveland.  He has, today, a piece at Crisis which is worthy of close attention. Please don’t jump to the false conclusion that I am in strong … Continue reading

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More thoughts on Benedict XVI’s 6000K word essay on The Present Crisis

I wrote a rapid reaction to Benedict XVI’s piece HERE. Here are some fuller, additional thoughts. Ratzinger/Benedict writes from a unique perspective of age and the experience of key positions in the Church from post-WWII directly through to the present.  … Continue reading

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@RobertSRoyal on the Vatican Sexual Abuse Summit #PBC2019

Robert Royal of The Catholic Thing went to Rome for the Vatican “summit” on abuse. He has an excellent summary piece today, which I warmly recommend. Three things in particular stood out for me in his piece. First, try this … Continue reading

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Archbp. Viganò offers thoughts on The Present Crisis before the Rome “Summit”

At the National Catholic Register, there is a series of op-ed pieces by well-known figures. Today they published one by Archbp. Carlo Maria Viganò. Despite Grave Problems, the Lord Will Never Abandon His Church REGISTER SYMPOSIUM: I continue to have … Continue reading

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Francis and the retreating US Bishops

As the US bishops meet in a retreat at Chicago’s Mundelein Seminary, with reflections by Rainiero Cantalamessa and the aegis of – I guess it was unavoidable – Card. Cupich, Francis sent them a letter.  HERE There is a piece … Continue reading

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VIDEO: A few good men and The Present Crisis

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To Prelates: “Don’t Pee on My Leg and Tell Me It’s Raining.”

I’ve just spent a few minutes in a hard-hitting piece about The Present Crisis at Crisis.  Here are a couple of outstanding paragraphs. The apostle Paul certainly saw the redemptive side of scandal and division: “For there must be factions among … Continue reading

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A solid “state of the question” VIDEO about The Present Crisis

When we write scholarly papers or monographs or theses, or even in depth blog posts, analyzing a burning question, we often begin with a status quaestionis section: What is the state of the question? This morning Michael Voris posted a “Vortex” … Continue reading

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Cri de Coeur about lost innocence and The Present Crisis

I received this.  It may be helpful to some of you. Frankly, quite a few seriously meaningful notes have come. This is a fruit of The Present Crisis that the Enemy probably didn’t foresee.

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Lay Rage in Chicago, Mary Eberstadt takes names, and Fr. Z rants

I find myself once again in The City of Big Shoulders, Chicago.  The last couple of days have been fascinating, as I have met an interesting priest with an interesting story and had the chance to hear about what some … Continue reading

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26 August 2018 Sermon of Fr. John Lankeit in Phoenix – BOOM! – mic dropped.

He makes a useful distinction about “clericalism”. Fr. Z kudos. Fr. Lankeit also touches on on something that I wrote about yesterday, about priests who force the Mass to their own will, rather than conforming themselves to Mass.   He speaks … Continue reading

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