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A new spirit for a new world?

The following is a Google translation of the Italian text of Paul VI’s 2 July 1969 General Audience. I saw portions of it in (proper) English cited as proof of Paul VI’s quasi-Modernist recklessness, but I think the text is … Continue reading

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The novelties will continue until morale improves…

At what point can we officially write off the entire German-speaking Church? Switzerland: “Very constructive dialogue” between bishops and the wives of priests The president of the Swiss Bishops Conference spoke for the first time in years with the wives … Continue reading

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Good news, everyone, we are still at war with Eastasia…

A reader just alerted me to the fact that the October 2013 interview with Scalfari has once again been scrubbed from Pope Francis’s Vatican dossier.* What a relief! Now all the erstwhile defenders of its contents can revert back to agreeing … Continue reading

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I’ve got your continuity right here, baby…

I had posted some of the following earlier in a different venue, but upon reviewing it, and adding some other quotations, I felt my mind literally reeling at how far (down) the Catholic discourse has come in only one and … Continue reading

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It’s only Wednesday, but this is definitely my favorite post of the week…

Brother ABS has perfectly captured the reign of the hermeneutic of ambiguity in motion. It’s a priceless snapshot of the Second Vatican Conch Shell in action. I invite you to swing over to ABS’s blog and take a gander for yourself; … Continue reading

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Well, that’s not at all unusual…

Former pope remains in papal attire (with red shoes?) and teaches in Vatican while reigning pope preaches in Vatican.  ‘Natch.  “Peekaboo. Don’t tell anyone I’m here.”  “In conclusion, meine Damen und Herren–what Francis said.” Francis: “You tend to the center, … Continue reading

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The more things change, the–errrr, what?

On January 26, 1904, Theodor Herzl had an audience with Pope Pius X in the Vatican to seek his support for the Zionist effort to establish a Jewish state in Palestine. He recorded his account of the meeting in his diary.* … Continue reading

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