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The Schismatic Mentality

There are some rad trad haters publishing stuff. No one should read these writers. They use the Church Fathers and Doctors against the Pope. They use analogy to criticize the last several popes. Analogy, not logic… These writers are diabolical as they hate the Catholic Church and believe in some “ideal” Church which does not… Read More

Hey, on the Synod

The Synod has no authority to write Canons. We are not conciliarists Peter speaks through the Pope and nothing has changed Pastoral decisions have always been made in the confessional We now see who the “bad cardinals” are– Burke’s comments are worth reading: here are a few paragraphs….. “The entire document requires a careful study, in… Read More

October 18th Sermon from Rome

Vatican City, October 18, 2015 (ZENIT.org) Staff Reporter | 965 hits Below is the Vatican-provided English translation of the Pope’s homily delivered at this morning’s Canonization Mass for Blesseds Vincenzo Grossi, Maria dell’Immacolata Concezione, Ludovico Martin and Maria Azelia Guérin in St. Peter’s Square: *** Today’s biblical readings present the theme of service. They call… Read More

Temporary Translation of Pope’s Speech at Synod End

http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2014/10/18/pope_francis_speech_at_the_conclusion_of_the_synod/1108944 Dear Eminences, Beatitudes, Excellencies, Brothers and Sisters, With a heart full of appreciation and gratitude I want to thank, along with you, the Lord who has accompanied and guided us in the past days, with the light of the Holy Spirit. From the heart I thank Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, Secretary General of the Synod,… Read More

Posts on the Synod

As noted earlier, I am not covering the details of the Synod, as others are doing a fantastic job at this. Here is one article I can recommend. http://guildofblessedtitus.blogspot.com/2015/09/circoli-or-minor-but-furious-whirlpools.html On that site, other posts on the Synod may be read, as well. Plus, here is a good article on the plane interview.  https://canonlawblog.wordpress.com/2015/09/28/a-couple-of-thoughts-on-a-couple-of-comments/ And, another… Read More

Pray and Hope

The pope isn’t an absolute sovereign, whose thoughts and desires are law. On the contrary, the ministry of the pope is the guarantor of the obedience toward Christ and his word. from the Pope Emeritus; May 8, 2005; San Diego Union-Tribune Pray for Pope Francis, and do penance for him. Just do not criticize him. That… Read More