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A follow-up on the Ecclesiology of Doublethink…

[Please confer the update of this update about the updated status of the trustworthy interview-that-wasn’t.] Hapless is the word of the hour. When the first Scalfari interview hit the press, there was a rush among Catholics to gainsay it as inaccurate and … Continue reading

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Behold the Church of Doublethink…

Good news, team: the original Scalfari interview, a watershed of papal scandal, is now back online at the Vatican website!* Months ago I had taken its removal as a victory of Catholic prudence and papal dignity, but that reaction, obviously, was … 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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A Razin’ in the Son…

[I provide further commentary on some excerpts from Razing the Bastions in this post.]  I have been meaning to post the following pages since Christmas. My original plan was to post quotations from Francis, under each photo, that echo the young Balthasar’s … Continue reading

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He said, she said, God said…

“You shall not add to the word that I speak to you, neither shall you take away from it: keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you.” — Deuteronomy 4:2 “Add not any thing to his … Continue reading

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What a Christmas gift!

“29 [I]f thy right eye scandalize thee, pluck it out and cast it from thee. For it is expedient for thee that one of thy members should perish, rather than that thy whole body be cast into hell. 30 And if thy … Continue reading

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I’m not dead yet…

…but being dead to the world is sometimes the best medicine. When not interacting with friends and family, I spent most of my time over the Thanksgiving break reading, watching comedy, exercising, and tidying up some grade reports. I didn’t … Continue reading

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