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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…)

An avoidable tragedy – still avoidable.

The following article, written 26 years ago this spring, is still as fresh as a daisy in its valuable lessons.

An Avoidable Tragedy by Eric de Saventhem

Or, “Object lessons to avert artificial estrangements that can last a millennium”.

The essay appeared originally in the April (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…)

Christopher Columbus, saint?

Columbus (left) chapel altar - Alcazar, Seville

Yes, if Pope Leo XIII will have anything to say about it yet.

[image is of Columbus (left) in the chapel, at the altar – Alcazar, Seville]

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Terri Schiavo – Vatican citizenship: another project ‘declassified’

One day in late-March 2005 a simple telephone call to the Holy See’s Secretariat of State — headquarters of the Vatican’s ‘international diplomatic corps’ — received a terse reply, here paraphrased: if it can be done in accordance with international law, we’ll see what can be done.

It was all we needed to hear. (more…)

Newly ‘declassified’: how not to misunderstand a motu proprio – by reading it

NCCL has just ‘declassified’ two hitherto TOP-secret projects.

1. Click here to read letters dated October 27, 2007 to Cardinal Castrill√≥n of the Ecclesia Dei Commission in Rome, (more…)