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On Cardinal Burke’s Exile

  Cardinal Burke, probably the greatest champion at the Vatican of those of us who love and defend Catholic teaching, has been exiled by Pope Francis. The Anchoress opines here. Father Z opines here. We can try to pretend that he’s not being exiled, but…it is what it is. Exile – expulsion from one’s native land […]

The Gordian Knot in Cuba

At the Miami Herald, we see that the Apostolic Nuncio to Cuba has some harsh words about the communist government of Cuba. In an unusual gesture for a member high in the Catholic Church’s hierarchy in Cuba, the Apostolic nuncio Bruno Musaro spoke openly about Cuba’s “extreme poverty and human and civil degradation.” [...] The […]

Bishop Galantino Translation Problems?

On August 28, I wrote that Bishop Galantino should be removed due to remarks that he made which undermine marriage. I based this on an August 27 report at Catholic World News that included his remarks. “Couples in irregular matrimonial situations are also Christians, but they are sometimes looked upon with prejudice,” said Bishop Nunzio Galantino […]

In response to Mary O’Regan on the Catholic blogosphere

Mary O’Regan has written an article at Catholic Herald on the subject of Catholic blogging. As a Catholic blogger, methinks I’ll respond. First, the headline: If the Catholic blogosphere is to survive then our bloggers must become more Catholic. I’m all for everyone becoming “more Catholic” but on “the survival of the Catholic blogosphere” I am […]

Rand Paul’s Pope Problem

While there is debate about Pope Francis’ recent remarks on the use of force to stop the advance of ISIS, one thing is clear. His remarks went far enough that, by attrition, he has taken the wind out of Rand Paul’s sails with Catholic voters, including many of the traditionalists who have made up his personal […]