Tag Archives: truthiness

Because they are not getting serious enough doctrine…

1 in 10 Americans is an ex-Catholic. Americanism is still a heresy. But it’s okay, because, Pope Francis has totally got this. The local bishop is directly responsible, Voris argues, brushing aside any reference to the pope, but are the … Continue reading

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Truth will out…

— “We Christians should embrace with affection and respect Muslim immigrants to our countries in the same way that we hope and ask to be received and respected in countries of Islamic tradition. I ask and I humbly entreat those … Continue reading

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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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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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“Don’t cross the streams.”

“An error which is not resisted is approved; a truth which is not defended is suppressed.” — Leo XIII, Inimica Vis (1892) Given the devil-may-care claims afoot these days about the non-overlapping nature of dogma and discipline (or “doctrinal” creed … Continue reading

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