Fr. Z Takes on Salt & Light

Oct 23, 2014 by

Salt and Light attacks Card. Burke: sticking to the ideal instead of ministering to people Comment from Ed Peters:  “Well, Cdl....

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Appeal to the Synod Fathers

Oct 23, 2014 by

Dearest Synod Fathers, As you gather in Rome to discuss the challenges and issues facing Catholic families, we, the Catholic laity,...

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Reloading and Refocusing

Oct 23, 2014 by

Some of you have expressed your dismay that I have taken a critical view of the Pope in light of the Sham Synod which has just...

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Rosica Disciple Beclowns Herself, Slags Cardinal Burke

Oct 22, 2014 by

“There’s finally a realization that maybe the way we’ve been approaching things doesn’t help, or it’s not taking into account that...

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Terror in Ottawa

Oct 22, 2014 by

Gripping account here. Likely related to jihadists, although it hasn’t been confirmed yet. I live downtown. Offices are still...

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Cardinal Nichols hopes ‘valuing’ language will return to next Synod doc on homosexuality

Oct 21, 2014 by

…Asked if he expected that the next session of the Synod would insert the language he was hoping for, Nichols responded, “I...

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Give us discipline which serves doctrine or give us death

Oct 21, 2014 by

…So, what is my point? Simply this: I believe that I, and others like me, are being played for fools. We are allowed by...

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Chaput – “Confusion is of the devil”

Oct 21, 2014 by

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput says he was “very disturbed” by the debate over church teachings on gays and...

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Cardinal Marx not really satisfied with family synods text

Oct 21, 2014 by

The chairman of the German Bishops Conference, Reinhard Marx is not really satisfied with the final report of the Family at the...

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No marriage? No papacy either.

Oct 21, 2014 by

…Let me give these men something to worry about. These men who are fracking the Church to produce the current “earthquake of...

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God knows how to get His ducks lined up

Oct 21, 2014 by

As Fr. Z points out, the Synod is taking a break and will resume hostilities in about a year. It’s supposed to start up again...

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The Age of Vatican II Has Arrived…but not as the Progressives Planned

Oct 21, 2014 by

I have already commented on Vatican II’s influence on the Synod  in a couple of posts, but I am more convinced of this reality...

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Kasper “Apologizes” for Lying

Oct 20, 2014 by

While Cardinal Walter Kasper has issued an apology to the African bishops who may have been offended by comments he made in a...

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The Skinny On The Street Is That Justin Trudeau Is No Longer Receiving Communion

Oct 20, 2014 by

Big Blue Wave picked up on a story about Boy Wonder, Justin Trudeau, and his adolescent rebellion against his putative Catholic faith...

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Cardinal Heroes of the Synod

Oct 18, 2014 by

You know, I have been thinking a lot about some of the great Cardinals who stood up at the Synod and asserted themselves. Burke,...

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Coren still on gay nirvana

Oct 18, 2014 by

The language may seem moderate and even inadequate — but, believe me, within Catholic circles it is downright revolutionary....

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Legate’s Round up of the Synod

Oct 18, 2014 by

Well, folks, it’s been an exhausting ride this past week.  I’d like to offer some concluding thoughts on what has just...

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Revolutionaries Lose

Oct 18, 2014 by

Important note: Paragraphs 52, 53 and 55 are not part of the text; they were rejected, having not reached 2/3 of the Fathers for...

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Briefing on the Synod’s Relatio

Oct 18, 2014 by

BREAKING….(it helps when you have an Italian wife who can translate) We win. Three paragraphs were rejected by the majority....

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Running towards the cliff

Oct 18, 2014 by

Moreover, Kasper gave the pope the privilege of breaking the secrecy on the things he had said at the consistory, unlike all the...

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Synod Statement is Beautiful…and the Serenity Now Crowd Should Be Ashamed

Oct 18, 2014 by

Well, as we can see from the Synod Statement here the Faith has been maintained.  Actually, it’s a beautiful document. I...

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Synod14 – Message of the III Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

Oct 18, 2014 by

III EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE SYNOD OF BISHOPS MESSAGE We, Synod Fathers, gathered in Rome together with Pope Francis in...

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The Backlash Against the Manipulated Synod of Francis

Oct 18, 2014 by

I have spoken to a huge number of prelates in the past few days, many of them Synod Fathers. They are all furious and indignant with...

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Voris Interviews Pantin on Kasper

Oct 18, 2014 by

What does it say, dear friends, that the other side resorts to lying and calumny to move their position forward?  I think it says...

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Duck a l’Orange

Oct 18, 2014 by

Is all this really what Pope Francis intended? He has now added another half dozen bishops to the drafting committee, forming an...

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Voris on the Dustup

Oct 18, 2014 by

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Serenity Now Just Doesn’t Cut It

Oct 17, 2014 by

As South Africa Cardinal Wilfred Fox Napier told Vatican radio today, the mid-term report was “not to the liking of many Synod...

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German Bishops Are Isolated, Going No Where with the Gay Agenda

Oct 17, 2014 by

“For me it is unthinkable to say that a homosexual person cannot live with the gospel,” Marx said in German. “Everyone who is in...

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So much for the pastoral approach

Oct 17, 2014 by

Here is an example: twice in the last week I have had to deal with Catholics in irregular marriages. One woman married outside the...

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Liberals will not let it go

Oct 17, 2014 by

Speaking to reporters in Rome on October 16, Cardinal Reinhard Marx defended the interim report released by the Synod of Bishops and...

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Synod Turns Violent — I’m loving this!

Oct 17, 2014 by

There’s only one way to stop this. Cardinal Pell, it’s rumored today, stood up during the proceedings on Thursday when the Synod...

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