Thursday, August 30, 2018

The Usual Suspects

Fr. Z: “Gay” Parade in Rome with @JamesMartinSJ and a bishop close to the papal inner circle


The Truth About Cardinal Müller's Dismissal?

Lifesite: Pope dismissed Cdl Müller for following Church rules on abuse cases

The Latin "Progressives" React...

Not going to bother to look for other examples...

America Magazine: Viganò's accusations: What we know and what questions they raise

Cupich Cries

CNA Cupich says interview edited unfairly and Full text of Cardinal Cupich NBC Interview

Fr. Rutler on Tattooing

The Morality of Tattooing BY FR. GEORGE W. RUTLER

There was a time, not in the hoary past, when tattoos were an indulgence of louche members of the demi-monde, as observed by Alexandre Dumas. They seem to have become [...] Read more articles The Line Between Holiness and Madness in Ron Hansen’s Mariette in Ecstasy Modern artistic treatments of religious life tend to share a few assumptions: first, that there is something sinister in a life of vocation, and secondly, that those who choose such a life must have some degree of psychological or emotional disturbance motivating them. If these stories feature a nun, priest, or monk as a protagonist, […] View more from the Standard Bearers View more from the Civilized

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

How Much of This is St. Augustine, How Much is Just Latin Theology?

Orthodoxy, worship, and Saint Augustine by Matthew Tsakanikas, STD
Doctrine exists for worship and not simply for itself. Doctrine apart from worship is barren.

Does this escape "functional Unitarianism"?

Thinking with the NuChurch Instead?

CWR Dispatch: Fr. James Martin is not thinking with the Church by Fr. Steve Mattson

What Fr. Martin writes and says seems guided more by GLAAD than by God, and is more aligned to the thinking of the World than the Word.

Christianity in Ukraine explained in 35 minutes by Right Rev. Dr. Andriy Chirovsky



A Defense in Which Modesty Is No Longer Primary

OrthoChristian: In Defense of Women Who Adhere to Tradition and Wear Headscarves

Is it a good angle for approaching the issue? Shouldn't modesty for the sake of the woman, and also for the sake of her brothers in Christ, be important?

Speculation about Luficer

Why Was Lucifer in the Garden? by Seraphim Hamilton

Adam was destined to be exalted above the angels, and Lucifer could not bear it. Envy incited him to deceive Eve, thus bringing about his own fall from glory.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Yes, the Problem is "Clericalism"

Rorate Caeli: De Mattei: “I will not say a single word about this”

Tsar Nicholas II Conference

Russian Faith: International Conference Honoring Tsar-Martyr Nicholas II

Cupich Must Go

CWR Dispatch: Cardinal Cupich: “The Pope has a bigger agenda”
CNA: Cupich dismisses Viganò claims as a ‘rabbit hole’

First Things...

WHY FRANCIS MUST SPEAK by Gerald E. Murray
The question prompted by Viganò’s account of his personal interactions with Francis, must be answered.

WHY WE STAY, AND THE VIGANÒ TESTIMONY by George Weigel
Archbishop Viganò's testimony deserves to be taken seriously, not peremptorily dismissed or ignored.

WHAT FRANCIS KNEW by Philip Lawler
Viganò's letter implicates Pope Francis in the very behavior he denounced while in Ireland.

More on the Viganò Testimony

Viganò issues new statement, documents to clear his name of false charges

A who's who of the Viganò testimony

October Is Around the Corner...

And Edward Pentin asks: Have Synods Become Vehicles for Legitimizing Heterodoxy?

Edward Pentin Comments on Archbishop Gänswein’s Comments

Archbishop Gänswein’s Comments Were Correct and We Stand By Our Reporting by Edward Pentin

Monday, August 27, 2018

Bishop Schneider Responds

Fr. Z: PODCAzT 167: Reflection of Bp. Athanasius Schneider about The Viganò Testimony

NCReg: Reflection on the ‘Testimony’ of Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò by Bishop Athanasius Schneider
Ruthlessness and transparency in detecting and in confessing the evils in the life of the Church will help to initiate an efficient process of ...

Beginning of a Trend?

Or will "conservative" American Roman Catholic theologians continue to be silent about the latest regarding Pope Francis?

Scott Hahn on Vigano letter: ‘It seems like a good time to pray like never before’

In Response to the Smear Campaign

CWR: Archbishop Viganò responds to criticisms of handling of 2014 Nienstedt investigation by Carl E. Olson

The former nuncio to the U.S. flatly denies assertions that he ordered a stop to an investigation of then-Archbishop John Nienstedt of St. Paul and […]

"Two or Three Witnesses..."

Former nunciature official: 'Vigano said the truth'

Sunday, August 26, 2018

The Weekend Bombshell

Former United States Nuncio on the McCarrick Scandal: "Francis Knew. He Should Resign"

Related: OP-ED - "The McCarrick Affair: The Pope knew. Here is why he must resign." Francesca Romana at RORATE CÆLI - by Aldo Maria Valli August 26, 2018 [Rorate note: journalist Aldo Maria Valli is probably the best-known Vaticanist in Italy, since for many years he commented on the papacy in the main Italian television network RAI1, and also for RAI 3.] “Bishops and priests, abusing their authority, have committed horrendous crimes to the detriment of their faithful, minors, innocent victims,