The Best Synod 15 Advice there is…

...comes from Cardinal Pell: Paragraphs 85 and 86 are not on communion for the divorced and remarried. Communion for the divorced and remarried wasn’t mentioned in the document. It wasn’t mentioned even as a possibility. No endorsement has been given for it, and if priests or people are to use their conscience, they have to … Continue reading The Best Synod 15 Advice there is…

Synod 15 “Do you not Understand?” , “Do you think…” and the Snake in the Pocket

Joseph: I forgot what I was supposed to tell him. Jules:Oh, well tell him he should on no account try to open that cage. Tell him because if he does try to and puts his hand inside of the cage to find out what's there, he's liable to be disagreeably surprised.[laughs] Tell him, well that … Continue reading Synod 15 “Do you not Understand?” , “Do you think…” and the Snake in the Pocket

What Doctor Who, Ted Cruz and the Catholic Church have in common

Frodo: I can't do this, Sam. Sam: I know. It's all wrong. By rights we shouldn't even be here. But we are. It's like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger, they were. And sometimes you didn't want to know the end. Because how could the … Continue reading What Doctor Who, Ted Cruz and the Catholic Church have in common

Six Reasons why #synod15 should just Proclaim the #Catholic faith as it is

I regularly follow the #catholic hashtag on twitter and for that last couple of weeks I've been checking out the #synod15 tag off and on as the princes of the church meet in Rome for the Synod of the family. Reinforcing and strengthening the family which is the basic human social unit and garden where … Continue reading Six Reasons why #synod15 should just Proclaim the #Catholic faith as it is

Msgr. Charamsa The Synod on the Family & The Holy Spirit’s Mysterious Ways

There are many things about this story that might, at first glance, make a faithful Catholic want to tear out what little hair he has left: The Vatican took action after Krzysztof Charamsa, a mid-level official in its doctrine office, came out in newspaper interviews in Italy and Poland saying he was happy and proud … Continue reading Msgr. Charamsa The Synod on the Family & The Holy Spirit’s Mysterious Ways

The Parable of the Seven Waiters / Actors

There was once a rich eccentric who, while generous and honest choose to live in a grand but secluded mansion, far away from people. He was so solicitous of his privacy, he did all his business by phone and video conference.  Even deliveries to the mansion came to an outer building to be brought in … Continue reading The Parable of the Seven Waiters / Actors

Synod 14, Mercy Honest effort…

 Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the road broad that leads to destruction, and those who enter through it are many. How narrow the gate and constricted the road that leads to life. And those who find it are few. Matthew 7:13-14 Rory: It's the Doctor. How did we forget … Continue reading Synod 14, Mercy Honest effort…

Sin, Error & The Kasper Trap

I know that the Enemy disapproves many of these causes. But that is where He is so unfair. He often makes prizes of humans who have given their lives for causes He thinks bad on the monstrously sophistical ground that the humans thought them good and were following the best they knew. C. S. Lewis … Continue reading Sin, Error & The Kasper Trap

Lucky for Cardinal Kasper There are so many Priests Around

Yesterday started with a post concerning Cardinal Kasper's statement on Africa, continued with his denial that he made them and finished with the reporter Edward Pentin putting the audio of the interview (which took place apparently with two other reporters present) online. His Eminence Cardinal Walter Kasper spoke to me and two other journalists, one British, … Continue reading Lucky for Cardinal Kasper There are so many Priests Around

The suddenly not quotable Cardinal Kasper UPDATE Denials & Coincidences UPDATE: Game set match Pentin

Yesterday the darling of progressive catholic Cardinal Kasper of Germany had some ahem interesting things to say about his brother Cardinals in africa. In a stunning new interview, German Cardinal Walter Kasper has said that African Catholics “should not tell us too much what we have to do” and admitted that they are not being … Continue reading The suddenly not quotable Cardinal Kasper UPDATE Denials & Coincidences UPDATE: Game set match Pentin

The Synod and the Pope-A-Dope

Our friend Pete has coined the term Pope-a-Dope regarding the media's spin on Pope Francis. "The Pope married people who were living in sin! The Pope is challenging taboos!" Over the decades (yes, I'm that old), I have attended Catholic weddings of couples who had lived together and were now getting married;. married in a … Continue reading The Synod and the Pope-A-Dope

Is the Vatican finally seeing it?

As we mentioned yesterday all over the world the Catechism of the Mainstream media on the Extraordinary Synod on the family is being promulgated  to those people who have no idea of what is actually going on and serious Catholic voices are not liking the result as the great George Weigel commenting on one such piece put it: Ms. Povoledo utterly misrepresented the … Continue reading Is the Vatican finally seeing it?

Learning faith from The Catechism of the Mainstream Media

But do remember, the only thing that matters is the extent to which separate the man from the Enemy.  It does not matter how small the sins are provided that their cumulative effect is to edge the man away from the Light and out into the Nothing.  C.S. Lewis Screwtape #12 Cracker: You loved David, … Continue reading Learning faith from The Catechism of the Mainstream Media

A Pesky Dose of Reality for our Liberal Catholic Friends at the Synod

Ed Morrissey is in Rome covering the Catholic Church's Synod on the family and his latest update will  disappoint many on the left who anticipated this to be a sea of change to Catholic Doctrine: Today’s briefing did actually break a little news. The topic yesterday afternoon and this morning was mostly on difficult pastoral situations, … Continue reading A Pesky Dose of Reality for our Liberal Catholic Friends at the Synod

The Synod on the Family: Cause/Effect

Fr. Z gives the bottom line fact on the Synod on the family that everyone is ignoring: And let us not forget that the Synod can do nothing but talk. They can vote on anything, say, that French croissants are better than Roman cornetti. In the end, they can recommend things to the Pope. The … Continue reading The Synod on the Family: Cause/Effect