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“On the Formal Correction of Pope Francis”

papal-coaThe article (linked below) by John R. T. Lamont, DPhill, deftly treats of the process by which a pope may be corrected, and of true & false notions of obedience to ecclesial authority.

http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2017/02/article-on-formal-correction-of-pope.html

May the Holy Ghost ever-guide Mother Church — not least her higher (and lower) clerics — in these turbulent times!

Weighty words from Carlo Cardinal Caffarra

©CRISTIAN GENNARI CITTA' DEL VATICANO 24-3-2006 PIAZZA S.PIETRO PRIMO CONCISTORO INDETTO DA SUA SANTITA' PAPA BENEDETTO XVI CHE CREA 15 NUOVI CARDINALI IMPOSIZIONE DELLA BERRETTA E L'ASSEGNAZIONE DEL TITOLO O DELLA DIACONIA S.E. CARD. CARLO CAFFARRA

Readers are of course free draw their own conclusions of the interview Carlo Cardinal Caffara gave to Matteo Matzuzzi as published in the Italian newspaper Il Foglio on January 14, 2017. (more…)

Romans rejoice – big-time

It’s what Romans do after they endure, by God’s grace. (See this post for that part of the story.)

Shortly after Bishop John Barres announced in early May, 2016, his decision to (more…)

Romans endure

Read in this post “Part 2” — the happy conclusion — of a ten-year history & project of NCCL action to help restore parish life for a Roman community.

(Part 1, the first ten years, 2005-2015, will (more…)

Still too late to learn?

vatican.va_photo_pope_pius_xiiRead the admittedly stern words of an holy Father & Prophet to the Bishops of America only 75 years ago (tomorrow), and see if his prophetic warnings have not come to pass practically verbatim.

[ … ] 18. Not with the conquest of material space does one approach to God, (more…)

Interview with a [real] courageous Bishop

photo_bp_athanasius_schneider_6-12-2014Read Bishop Athanasius Schneider’s balanced, steady, bold interview, given during a visit to England last month.

Liturgy, Family, the Great Crisis of the Church – “Thanks be to God the Internet exists”

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