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The latest podcast on the upcoming Synod from Damian, Unbound. “@HolySmoke” is right!

Damian is Unbound. Go right away to Damian Thompson’s latest podcast, an interview with Ed Condon. Damn! The synod and the sex scandal: two time bombs threatening Pope Francis’s moral authority His comments and Condon’s comments on the upcoming Synod … Continue reading

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CNA: “This is not the first low-quality document the Synod secretariate has produced”

Firstly, there is a MUST LISTEN to podcast from Damian Thompson about Card. Pell’s railroading into jail.  HERE  Take the time. Next, at CNA there is a piece in which Card. Pell comments on the Instrumentum Laboris for the upcoming Pan-Amazonian … Continue reading

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AUDIO: Damian Thompson on boring bishops – @HolySmoke

Are you tired of torpor-inducing cliches from the pulpit?  Do you grind your teeth and then yawn at the cringe-worthy pabulum dribbled by high clerics in interviews? I guide the readership to the latest and superb podcast from Damian Thompson. … Continue reading

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The appallingly stupid “gay” book about the Vatican by the “gay” French writer

I received a Kindle copy of the appalling “gay” book by the “gay” French writer – and I use the term writer loosely. Damian Thompson’s review says it all better than I could: An exposé of high-ranking gays in the … Continue reading

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Thompson on Team Francis

At the Spectator Damian Thompson has a blistering piece today about “Team Francis” as he and others have come to call the coterie of henchmen and dogsbodies who possess Casa Santa Marta. Thompson has come to the conclusion that “the pontificate of … Continue reading

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“The evasive coverage of this scandal by Team Francis hardliners is impossible to justify.”

Damian Thompson has a good commentary at The Spectator. He adds a wrinkle I had not thought about: The evasive coverage of this scandal by Team Francis hardliners is impossible to justify. Certain ‘reporters’ should ask themselves whether they have … Continue reading

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UPDATED WITH AUDIO: On hearing Sir James Macmillan’s “A European Requiem”

UPDATE 8 Aug 2017 MacMillan’s piece is first up.  Then at about 42:45 Beethoven’s 9th starts. ____ Originally Published on: Aug 7 Would that I were in London and able to attend the Proms.  I would have very much enjoyed hearing the premiere … Continue reading

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UK’s CH: Can anything stop Catholic infighting?

At the site of the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald, there is a preview article from their upcoming 14 July number which merits your attention. I ingested it with great interest along with my at least quadruple espresso ristretto this … Continue reading

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Damian Thompson on Pope Francis

Damian Thompson at The Spectator has penned a piece about Pope Francis. I don’t think I should reproduce any of it here or comment about it. I will merely point out the fact that it exists and then quietly back … Continue reading

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Ross Douthat on candidate Quisling Kaine (D-VA) and on Francis’ papal doctrine dance

At the NYT (aka Hell’s Bible) see what Ross Douthat has to say: Dilution of Doctrine LAST weekend Tim Kaine, the Democratic vice-presidential nominee and a churchgoing Catholic, briefly escaped obscurity by telling an audience of L.G.B.T. activists that he … Continue reading

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Damian Thompson asks: “Is the Pope Catholic?”

At Heat Street, Damian Thompson asks: “Is the Pope Catholic?” That site is a mess to read, so let’s see some of it here.  My emphases and comments: Is the Pope Catholic? Here’s Why Many of Pope Francis Flock Aren’t … Continue reading

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Hard views of Pope Francis from Spectators

I bring to your attention a couple hard-hitting pieces not for the purposes of depressing you, but informing you. I’ve advised elsewhere that if this pontificate, or perhaps “parenthesis”, is getting you down, then stop paying so much attention to … Continue reading

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The Decline and Death of Christianity. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Our Lord promised that, in the end, the gates of Hell would not prevail. He did not promise that they would not prevail where you live. They may indeed prevail in these USA, or in Europe. One way in which they … Continue reading

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Card. Nichols reacts to the 500 Priests

The other day I posted about an open letter, in the UK’s weekly the Catholic Herald, signed by almost 500 priests of England and Wales.  The letter urged the members of the upcoming Synod in October to stand firm on the … Continue reading

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German bishops pushing hard to overturn the Church’s doctrine

Over at The Spectator, Damian Thompson has a good summary piece. He recaps what happened at the last Synod of Bishop, where controversy over the Kasper proposals about Communion for the divorced and civilly remarried dominated the proceedings. Damian is … Continue reading

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