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Tag Archives: Fr. Gerald Murray
My friend Fr. Gerald Murray has a good piece at, surprisingly, the UK’s once great Catholic Herald. HERE He tackles the problem of catholic Democrat politicians who promote abortion while claiming to be faithful members of the Church. Rightly, Fr. … Read More
By sure to check out my good friend Fr. Gerry Murray’s piece today at The Catholic Thing. Fr. Murray tackles the “attempt by liberal clerics and laity to compel the Catholic Church to get rid of what they deem unacceptable doctrines … Read More
Belgian Bishop rejects CDF Response about blessing same-sex unions. Fr. Z cites St. Catherine of Siena, Doctrix of the Church
My good friend Fr. Gerald Murray hit for six today at The Catholic Thing. He tackled the dreadful reaction of the ultra-liberal Bishop of Antwerp, Johan Bonny to the CDF document which clearly states that the unions of same-sex couples may … Read More
My pal Fr. Gerald Murray has a combination of cri de coeur and parrhesia at The Catholic Thing. Deftly, he closes the jaws of reason, using Francis own words, around his inaction in the matter of addressing burning issues. Father is earnest, … Read More
My friends Fr. Murray and Prof. Royal were on EWTN with Raymond Arroyo’s The World Over. They discussed Francis’ comments during the latest PPP (papal plane presser).
Raymond Arroyo had Prof. Royal and Fr. Murray on his EWTN show. At this point, Fr. Murray makes a good point. Believe me, good points are made through the whole video! But start here. Fr. Murray is simply the best … Read More
My friends Fr. Murray and Dr. Royal were on EWTN with Raymond Arroyo last Friday, 21 June. They spoke at length about the upcoming Synod, about the new document from the Cong. for Catholic Education on “gender theory”, about ongoing … Read More
My buddy Fr. Gerald Murray – probably now the best priest commentator showing up on any TV channel or network – was on FNC this morning. He commented on the bombings in Sri Lanka targeting churches and about the meaning of … Read More
Let libs tremble and clutch their pearls upon their fainting couches. My good friend Fr. Gerald Murray was interviewed by Raymond Arroyo last night on The World Over.
My good friend Fr. Gerald Murray of the Archdiocese of New York posted an Open Letter to ex-Cardinal McCarrick, also originally a priest of the same Archdiocese. Fr. Murray really lays it on the line, in spiritual terms. It’s strong … Read More
Had Benedict XVI made the sanctions known, then creepy McCarrick wouldn’t have been near the 2013 conclave
I know that a lot is coming at you right now. This made me put my sandwich down and think. My friend Fr. Gerald Murray, whom you see on the web and on EWTN especially with Prof. Royal, penned a … Read More
The other day, Kevin Card. Farrell, formerly of Dallas and now of Rome, made a disparaging remark about pretty much every priest in the world when it comes to marriage prep. He said: “[Priests] have no credibility; they have never lived … Read More
This comes from the National Catholic Register via ed Pentin: Priests Appeal to World’s Bishops to Address ‘Pastoral Crisis’ in the Church A group of priests has issued a plea to all the world’s bishops to “reaffirm Christ’s teaching” in the face of … Read More
My friend Fr Gerald Murray has a very good essay at The Catholic Thing. He posted it a couple days ago, so you may already have seen it. It deserves some attention because it touches on something fundamental even to our … Read More
The other day my friend Fr. Gerald Murray and Prof. Robert Royal were on The World Over offering some analysis of present issues. I think you will find it useful. They get into it near the 5:00 mark.
Not long ago, the Bishops of Kazakhstan issued a document, a Profession of the Immutable Truths about Sacramental Marriage. I wrote about it and provided an audio reading of it HERE. At The Catholic Thing my friend Fr. Gerry Murray has written … Read More
My friend Fr. Gerald Murray held the lone guest chair with Raymond Arroyo on EWTN the other night, and the video is now available. Fr. Murray is no-nonsense.
My good friend Fr. Gerald Murray has a helpful piece today at The Catholic Thing about the ongoing Amoris laetitia controversy. He offers some clarity about the interpretation by the bishops of Buenos Aires of the ambiguous content of Chapter 8. Subsequently … Read More
Must view video. Fr. Gerald Murray and Prof. Robert Royal comment on what’s going on. In the wake of the Letter to Argentinian Bishop being placed in the AAS and of Il Papa Dittatore… just watch.
This is something that every parish priest and seminarian should read and commit to memory. It is at the heart of many controversies (not excluding the mendacity of the Left trying to edge out the Truth with innuendo and ambiguity). … Read More