Tag Archives: the medium is the message

I like funny things…

“It’s true I don’t give interviews. I don’t know why. I just can’t. It’s tiresome,” he said [on his flight to World Youth Day in Brazil]. “But I enjoy your company.” “[F]or a Pope who does not want to give … 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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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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Guess who?

Say what you will about the SSPX–and in light recent comments, let me note that I reject any idea that the Novus Ordo Missae is “evil” or “invalid”–you’ve got to respect the honesty of the following passage: “[T]here is a distinction … Continue reading

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Мир спасёт красота…

“When Summorum Pontificum came out, and the Holy Father said this is one of the forms of the Latin Rite, the Extraordinary Form, I said ‘I’m a bishop of the Church, I must know this rite!’ And I encourage my … Continue reading

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Not so solemn nonsense, after all…

Go to any city church: What do people do naturally and as a matter of course? Hardly anyone kneels for the act of transubstantiation; often enough, not even the priest genuflects before the transubstantiated gifts. A woman brings the Hosts … Continue reading

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The way forward is backward…

“The present condition of Catholic worship has come about because it has been shaped by principles and attitudes of secular modernity. The result is that the Liturgy, instead of providing an alternative vision of life to that provided by secular … Continue reading

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