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The Deliquescent Hermeneutic of Moral Mensheviks

Today’s neo-conservatives in the Church — also called “neo-Catholics” — are the doctrinal, moral, and theological equivalent of Russia’s revolutionary Mensheviks. As Solzhenitsyn often said, Mensheviks prepare the field for... More →

Cardinal Kasper’s Error on God

Having read Father Serafino M. Lanzetta’s “Mercy according to Cardinal Kasper,” a couple of weeks ago, I was recently musing over the matter when it struck me: If, as Father Serafino... More →

Just a Few Unusual Happenings in the Lives of the Saints

Unusual Things in the Lives of the Saints I am posting this without doing reference work. These accounts are in my memory, having read many books on the saints,... More →

Bishop Tobin’s Frankness on the Synod

Bishop Thomas J. Tobin, of Providence, R.I., has published some frank observations on the Synod, some of which I excerpt here: In trying to accommodate the needs of the age,... More →

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Much is being said about the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops just completed. Typically for such an event, ecclesiastical politics of the worst sort were on display, as can be seen from the excellent reportage of Sandro Magister and Rorate Caeli. In this respect, we have just witnessed a repeat performance of the kind of procedural manipulation very well documented... More →

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Irish Noblemen and the Know-Nothings

In 1844, an organization of bigots, violently anti-Catholic, called the Know-Nothings, among many other acts of violence that they were guilty of, attacked and set fire to a poorly protected church in Philadelphia and burned down an Ursuline convent in Charlestown, Massachusetts. When it was made known in New York that they were about... More →


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