Gangsters

    Among the powers that be at the Vatican there are apparently some using gangster tactics.  Father Z brings us the news:   Remember the Five Cardinals Book™? Remaining in the Truth of Christ: Marriage and Communion in the Catholic

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Bravo Father Longenecker!

  Father Dwight Longenecker has an appeal to the Pope in Crisis magazine:   I have heard the words of my Holy Father and taken them to heart. I sincerely want to be that kind of priest.   However, I

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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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PopeWatch: Archbishop Gądecki

  If you are alarmed by the Relatio, the mid-term report from the Synod on the Family, go here to read about it, you are in good company as Rorate Caeli informs us:     In an interview with Vatican

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Catholicism Lite Triumphs at the Synod

    The Synod on the Family has issued a document summarizing the discussions so far.  It is perhaps the most mealy mouthed Church document that I have ever read, which is saying something considering the competition for that title over

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PopeWatch: Synod Question Mark

  With the Synod on the family coming up in October, Sandro Magister at his blog Chiesa tells us what we know right now:   Francis began with the distribution, one year ago, of an open-ended questionnaire on all the

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PopeWatch: Pressure

  One of the biggest mistakes thus far of the current pontificate is those idiotic questionnaires which were ordered in preparation for the synod on the family in October, at least, judging from what Sandro Magister at Chiesa is reporting,

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