Monthly Archive: September 2017

Word games

As Pope St. Pius X explained in his Encyclical Pascendi Dominici Gregis – On the Doctrines of the Modernists – such persons often play fast and loose with language; “twisting words” and engaging in certain “novelties of words.” To this end, the Holy …

Jorge the Collegial doubles down

Jorge the Collegial is at it again; issuing yet another motu proprio from on high, this time, with a directive that amounts to a reconstitution of the John Paul II Pontifical Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences. The motu proprio, presently available on …

Teilhard, the Council and Bergoglio

With the publication of the Envirocylcical, Laudao Si’, many were shocked to discover that this represented the first time the once-condemned French Jesuit, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, was cited in a papal (if you will allow) encyclical. (Laudato Si’, footnote no. 53) In 1962, …

The Constitutional Dubium

One of the big stories in the U.S. over the last week or so concerns the confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill for Circuit Court of Appeals judicial nominee Amy Barrett, a Catholic mother of seven. At issue is the line of questioning directed …

Saying, “I was wrong”

“I was wrong.” Three simple words, but for some, not easily said; even when they are plainly merited. A kind reader recently informed me that I made a mistake in my last post, Welcome to the vineyard, Johnny. In truth, it is not  …

Welcome to the vineyard, Johnny!

In a recent Fatima Perspectives rant (addressed HERE), an unhinged Christopher Ferrara lambasted unnamed “grandstanding Catholic bloggers” who, in his opinion, “contribute nothing but useless controversy aimed at promoting one-man enterprises under the guise of ‘defending the truth.’” “They are, at best,” he …