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Kumbaya, my Lord, gather us in on eagles’ wings…

I know I’m late on this, but I just wanted to review the pope’s recent Decalogue of Happiness, found in his 77-minute filmed interview with the Argentine magazine, Viva, and see if anyone has thoughts on it. As I was … Continue reading

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Kaleidoscopic Katholicism…

A kaleidoscopic concatenation of current collocations from our cabal of clever Keystone Clerics… “This soteriological emergency requires, as a first urgent measure, that all would-be converts be welcomed and protected. These measures, however, will not be sufficient, unless they are accompanied by policies … Continue reading

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While I’ve got a minute…

I might as well arrange a few deck chairs while everyone keeps dancing, eh? I was recently asked to share my thoughts on a discussion of Cdl. Woelki’s recent promotion to head of the archdiocese of Cologne, particularly in light of his remarks … Continue reading

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Protected: WAT WAT WAT… #PopeFrancis #CatholicismWOW

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And wave ’em like you just don’t care…

Pope Attends Charismatic Prayer Service To Experience What Torture Feels Like 2014 – “There was a lot of emotion.” / “Who am I to judge?” 1942 – “Judica me Deus, et discerne causam meam de gente non sancta: ab homine … Continue reading

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Of two minds about two heads…

Despite the length and vigor of my recent post on the strange tale of the two popes, I would like to make it clear that I am not asserting anything dogmatically. I am merely running many peculiar data through the … Continue reading

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UPDATE on the Ecclesia Bicipites… #twoPopes

[After reading this post, please refer to my follow-up reflections.] It seems like only yesterday that I was musing, in a most bemused fashion, about the appearance that the Church currently has two popes. As a matter of fact, it … Continue reading

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Because who doesn’t like a colorful hairy Wiener?

So, this has happened:* Der katholische Wiener Kardinal Christoph Schönborn freut sich über den Sieg von Dragqueen Conchita Wurst beim Eurovision Song Contest (ESC). Es gebe im Garten Gottes eine “bunte Vielfalt”, sagte Schönborn dem österreichischen Blatt “Heute”. Auch jene … Continue reading

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What a relief!

“This pope is not a liberal pope. He is a radical pope! … This pope goes back to the gospel. … I told the pope, ‘Holy Father, there will be a controversy [after the consistory]. … The pope laughed and … Continue reading

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The way you do that thing you do…

There is a fable of the centipede who dazzled all the other creatures with his coordinated movements, but, when asked precisely how he coordinated so many feet, he lost his grace and literally began tripping over himself. That is what … Continue reading

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A little religious liberty goes a long way – redux

[NB: This post is an addendum to a recent reflection on the fecklessness of ecumaniacal Catholicism.] May 14, 2014 – Boston, MA –– Despite recent opposition from Catholics in the area, a Harvard University student group plans to host a … Continue reading

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A little religious liberty goes a long way…

[NB: I added a somewhat lighter reflection on this topic in this post.] Hooray, the Satanic Black Mass did not take place at Harvard–but only because religious liberty, as understood by most expositors of the “post-Conciliar” understanding of the term, failed at … Continue reading

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Image is everything; everything is image…

The following is from Richard M. Weaver’s 1948 conservative classic, Ideas Have Consequences (pp. 24-35). I read the following passages almost literally only moments after reading a striking, and strikingly congruent, passage in a recent First Things article, which I shall cite … Continue reading

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Ignorance is bliss…

“Forward, the Light Brigade!” Was there a man dismay’d? Not tho’ the soldier knew Someone had blunder’d: Theirs not to make reply, Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do and die: Into the valley of Death Rode the … Continue reading

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Orders are, we don’t need to take this seriously…

…since it was published by the National Catholic Reporter. Call me old-fashioned, but I’m no fan of the genetic fallacy. Cardinal Schönborn: Pope Francis has already changed church by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt | Feb. 7, 2014 … Francis spoke of his … Continue reading

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