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Of “schism” and the abolition of the USCCB

A couple of reading assignments for this morning. Check out Ross Douthat on the Left’s “schism” hysteria.  HERE Also, at Crisis there is a piece which suggests the abolition of the USCCB.  HERE This passage summed up a lot of what … Continue reading

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Blistering NRO piece flames the recent USCCB meeting

Beware.  This piece from NRO might provoke thoughts that require confession.  I’m not kidding. That said, this blistering entry by Declan Leary jabs a serious bruise.    Themes: passing v. lasting – passivity and reaction v. activity v. proaction. Let’s … Continue reading

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USCCB meets. They talk about the “nones”. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

How many times have I written it here? Nothing we undertake as a Church, this plan or that project or this resolution to form a committee or action item, will succeed unless it flows from and returns to our sacred … 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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US Bishop begin 2018 November meeting: PRAY & FAST!

It think it may be up to us – up to you and me. The US Bishops begin their annual November meeting today in Baltimore. There will be protesters around the meeting, as there should be.   Some, seemingly within … Continue reading

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GERMANY: Catastrophic! USA next? @USCCB bishops meeting and YOU. ACTION ITEM!

An image to consider. Two rays extending from the same point get farther and father apart the longer they extend.   If the one ray is the trajectory of Christ’s true Church, then the other ray, that departs from it, … Continue reading

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To US Bishops before their @USCCB meeting: Do not be afraid!

At First Things more good advice has been offered to their collective Excellencies before their upcoming plenary meeting, which begins next Monday.  Just the other day, another piece of advice was extended by a writer at The Catholic Thing.  HERE However, … Continue reading

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“I had the image of a bishop sinking head downward…. sinking… sinking… clawing at the heavy miter on his head”

Even as I stared at the title of the piece I am about to recommend, this passage from Luke about millstones came to mind.   I had the image of a bishop sinking head downward…. sinking… sinking… clawing at the … Continue reading

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USCCB: Created Male and Female: An Open Letter from Religious Leaders

I was alerted to something interesting on the website of the USCCB.  The bishops posted a letter signed by religious leaders of various groups.  HERE  My emphases. Created Male and Female: An Open Letter from Religious Leaders December 15, 2017 … Continue reading

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MUST READ: Carl Olsen on the #USCCB17 Pro-Life committee vote!

Today’s must fulfill assignment is to go to Catholic World Report and to read thoroughly Carl Olsen’s piece about lib aspirations for the USCCB election of the Pro-Life committee chair and their subsequent spittle-flecked nutty. Olsen brings in the analysis of several other … Continue reading

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#USCCB17 SHOCKER! CARD. BURKE HACKED THE ELECTION!

In what he surely thought was a serious analysis from High Atop The Thing, over at Fishwrap, Michael Sean Winters, the Wile E. Coyote of the catholic Left and one of the New catholic Red Guards, looked at the beginning of the USCCB’s … Continue reading

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Interesting meetings: Pope with Curial heads, USCCB’s election of officers

The Bolletino today shows that His Holiness had a meeting with the heads of dicasteries of the Roman Curia this morning. That’s interesting. Does this mean anything? It is particularly interesting in that it happened directly on the heels of … Continue reading

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Fishwrap’s Thomas Reese, SJ, attacks the US Bishops as they meet for not conforming to his agenda

Jesuit Thomas Reese, who was sacked from his post as editor of Amerika Magazine by the directive of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, has a piece today at the Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) in which he reprimands … Continue reading

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USCCB on SCOTUS Obergefell v. Hodges – “tragic error”

From the USCCB: WASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court decision, June 26, interpreting the U.S. Constitution to require all states to license and recognize same-sex “marriage” “is a tragic error that harms the common good and most vulnerable among us,” said Archbishop … Continue reading

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