Monthly Archives: October 2014

Fr Ray Blake on judgment, holiness and other things

The whole post is interesting. Especially liked this: The great triumph of Satan is to give us us the sense that our sinfulness is stronger than God’s grace, to make us think we are trapped in the hopeless downward spiral … Continue reading

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Fr Hunwicke on adherence to the written word

As usual, perceptive but humorous: When the first wave of Ordinariate clergy were being ‘formed’ at Allen Hall, our teaching was solidly, insistently, based upon the Conciliar and post-Conciliar Magisterium. This meant the written words of Vatican II and, mainly, the … Continue reading

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Cardinal Nichols shares perspective on the synod

This article over at EWTN gives some valuable perspective on the synod: After returning from the 2014 Synod on the Family, Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster has clarified that the meeting was focused upon reaching out to those in difficulty, … Continue reading

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Ross Douthat on the Pope and the Precipice

Very interesting reading,  from Ross Douthat in the New York Times. In the week since, many Catholics have downplayed the starkness of what happened or minimized the papal role. Conservatives have implied that the synod organizers somehow went rogue, that … Continue reading

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Here is what Archbishop Chaput really said about the synod

From Father Z’s site: “To get your information from the press is a mistake.” [This is also why I think the Catholic blogosphere, though flawed and limited, is vital, now more than ever.  We have an alternate information stream.]  * * … Continue reading

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Cardinal Pell’s homily for a Traditional Latin Mass in Rome

The Cardinal was not able to attend himself as he had laryngitis, but he got his secretary to celebrate in his place and deliver his homily. Robert Duncan of CNS reports: ROME (CNS) – Referring to the Synod of Bishops … Continue reading

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Very interesting post-synod analysis from Phil Lawler at Catholic Culture

It’s a long piece, worth reading and very interesting.  Check this out: Predictably that preliminary report, with its controversial language, has received far more public attention than the final Synod document. It is virtually impossible to avoid the conclusion that … Continue reading

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Fr. Raymond de Souza on the synod

This is a great article in the National Catholic Register that I hope you read in full.  An an excerpt (my emphases): The supposed topic of the synod was the care of the family in the context of evangelization, and … Continue reading

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Fr Longenecker on Pope Francis’ call to be open to the God of surprises

Good article by Fr. Dwight Longenecker:   How then, do we hear Pope Francis’s prophetic call to be open to the God of surprises while still affirming the timeless truths of the faith? How do we steer the course between … Continue reading

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Hilarious post from Fr. Hunwicke

This reminds me of all the hurdles we had to jump through to get into the Catholic Church.  In other words, we had to believe everything the Catholic Church teaches as revealed to be true, and sign on the dotted line … Continue reading

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