My advice as the Vatican Channels Sir Humphrey Appleby et/all

Let your 'Yes' mean 'Yes,' and your 'No' mean 'No.' Anything more is from the evil one. Matthew 5:37 James Hacker: Will you answer a direct question? Sir Humphrey Appleby: I strongly advise you not to ask a direct question. James Hacker: Why? Sir Humphrey Appleby: It might provoke a direct answer. James Hacker: Never … Continue reading My advice as the Vatican Channels Sir Humphrey Appleby et/all

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

Cardinal Robert Sarah and a Comfortable Silence

Via Southern Orders I discovered a rather interesting letter sent to Sacra Liturgia 2015 a four-day catholic conference in NYC that was received from Cardinal Robert Sarah of Guinea who last November Pope Francis appointed head of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. In his letter (PDF HERE) he specifically states what Pope Francis … Continue reading Cardinal Robert Sarah and a Comfortable Silence

Credit when Due Anti ISIS Muslim Statements

this week the Vatican put out what I consider one of the most important statements yet about the slaughter of Christians in Iraq: The Vatican has called on Muslim leaders to denounce unambiguously the persecution of Christians andYazidis in Iraq – and hinted that it is considering breaking off dialogue with Islamic representatives if they … Continue reading Credit when Due Anti ISIS Muslim Statements