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Large gesture of openness toward SSPX!

Apparently one of the Francis Effects is “apertura”, “an opening up … openness”. I have suggested elsewhere on this blog, and not too long ago, that Pope Francis could be the one to show TLC to the traditional side.  Benedict … Continue reading

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Mickens attacks Müller for The Fishwrap. Park your logic at the door.

Robert Mickens, recently fired by The Pill (aka The Tablet – HERE), has a column at The Fishwrap (aka The National Schismatic Reporter).  I think I predicted that Mickens would drift over to The Pill’s North American counterpart.  Fishwrap is surely looking for … Continue reading

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CDF and LCWR: A “Dialogue” by Prof. Esolen. Fun and sad.

At The Catholic Thing, Anthony Esolen has a great dialogue, I use the word a little loosely, which typifies much of what the LCWR is doing in the face of the CDF’s guidance.  Let’s have a look at a little … Continue reading

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Back to the Future: LCWR nuns and “Conscious Evolution” and gnosticism

Card. Müller, when addressing the LCWR nuns, spoke about problems with their Faith.  He was not being political.  He was not picking on them as “women”. Card. Müller was effectively asking them: Do you want to be Catholic? What the nuns … Continue reading

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URGENT: CDF STATMENT ON LCWR

This is big. From the site of the CDF. This is pretty much self-explanatory.  Just read it through. CONTEXT: Remember that the nuns were trying to spin what the US bishops and the CDF were, and are, doing as payback … Continue reading

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Priest pretends to concelebrate fake Mass with a woman, removed from ministry by CDF

Here is some cheery news. It is cheery in that the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith is doing its job diligently and that justice has been done and that the Faith has been defended. It is sad news, … Continue reading

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Fr. Murray’s clear explanation of problems with Communion for divorced, remarried.

From The Catholic Thing. My emphases and comments. Fidelity – to Spouses and Christ’s Words By Fr. Gerald Murray [A good friend… Fr. Murray, J.C.D., is pastor of Holy Family Church, New York, NY, and a canon lawyer.] [QUAERITUR…] Is the … Continue reading

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Devolution of power to regional Churches? I think not.

There is a fear among some people with whom I converse that Pope Francis might undercut Roman curial congregations and devolve authority to regional conferences of bishops. I am all for subsidiarity.  That said, some things just don’t work well … Continue reading

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Fishwrap missed the memo about Sr. Margaret

It seems that the staff of the National Schismatic Reporter (aka Fishwrap) didn’t get the memo. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, in March 2012, issued a “Notification” (i.e., a really serious warning, an authoritative and official judgment from … Continue reading

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Sister is upset that Archbp. Sartain will attend the LCWR meeting

The nuns aren’t happy. That is to say the LCWR nuns aren’t happy.  All the traditional sisters are happy. It seems that the LCWR’s Vatican Overlord is going to attend the whole of the LCWR meeting at the swanky Royale … Continue reading

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The LCWR goat rodeo continues

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious has been in a demonstrable doctrinal tailspin for years.  The LCWR has been strange enough that the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith got involved.  The LCWR has its charter from the Holy … Continue reading

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Theologian responds to Archbp. Marini’s less than helpful comment on same-sex unions

A noted Swiss theologian has responded to the non-theologian but former-papal MC, Archbp. Piero Marini, in the matter of Marini’s approval of recognition of civil same-sex unions. Archbp. Marini, Piero (not to be confused with the present papal MC Msgr. … Continue reading

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Schism at NSR?

Something curious is happening at the National Schismatic Reporter (aka Fishwrap). Our pal Michael Sean Winters wrote about the Holy See’s hostile takeover of the LCWR in light of the keynote address to the LCWR given by Sr. Laurie Brinks.  Sr. … Continue reading

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Sr. Simone Campbell spins the CDF smackdown of the LCWR. Hilarity ensues.

In a story about the CDF smackdown on the LCWR, USA Today quotes Sr. Simone Campbell of the ultra-poltical, ultra-liberal Nuns on the Bus crowd. Sr. Campbell is too smart actually to believe this, but let’s read it anyway: […] … Continue reading

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Fr. James Martin’s spin on the CDF smackdown of the LCWR

The spin continues. Another example comes from Fr. James Martin, SJ of America Magazine.    (Remember his Twitter campaign to show appreciation of the nuns?) Martin’s arguments against despair over CDF’s smackdown of the the LCWR do not convince.   … Continue reading

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