Blunt Truth From Down Under

There’s only one way to stop this. Cardinal Pell, it’s rumored today, stood up during the proceedings on Thursday when the Synod leaders seemed to have decided on their own authority not to publish the reports of the small groups,

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Sin and Eternity

Father Peter Stravinkas at One Peter Five has some invaluable insights into the Synod: There was apparently significant concern raised that we should not employ “offensive” or harsh-sounding language to describe certain life-styles. While there is no need to go

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PopeWatch: Sheer Jaw-Dropping Ineptness

  Robert Royal of The Catholic Thing gives us more details from the fallout at the Vatican over the Relatio:   I’ve  said here that Monday, the day the document officially known as the Relatio post disceptationem (Synod interim report)

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What Do We Tell Him?

  ‘I am not a pillar of the Church, but more like a flying buttress — I support the church from the outside.’ Winston Churchill     Christopher Johnson, a non-Catholic who has taken up the cudgels so frequently in

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Cardinal Burke on the Relatio

  Raymond Cardinal Burke is one of many clerics speaking out against the Relatio, go here to read all about it, at the Synod on the Family:   Cardinal Burke responded late yesterday to questions from Carl E. Olson, editor of Catholic

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All is Well!

    If a Pope decreed that all Catholics must paint their bottoms yellow,  I suspect Mark’s only response would be to inquire what shade. Donald R. McClarey For those of you disturbed by the Relatio of the Synod, go here

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Bizarre Days At the Vatican

    Robert Royal at The Catholic Thing is reporting from Rome and his one word description is a good summary of what is going on:  bizarre: I have been in Rome, by my rough count, 100 times during my

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