Tag Archives: SANDRO MAGISTER

“MAN’S BEING IN GOD: THIS IS HEAVEN”

!!!! THE ASCENSION OF THE GLORIFIED JESUS CHRIST by El Greco > HOMILY OF THE ASCENSION The homily extract offered here was delivered by Benedict XVI in Cassino, under the hill on which stands the famous abbey of Montecassino, where … Continue reading

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SEXUAL ACTIVITY, INCLUDING ITS AFFECTIVE, IMPULSIVE AND SENSUAL DIMENSIONS, IS SEEN AS SOMETHING INTRINSICALLY GOOD AND THUS GOOD FOR REASON

!!!! At the Synod and After, Revolving Door for Homosexuals First admitted with full honors, then driven out again. This is the way it seemed from how the discussions unfolded. But here’s what really happened. Martin Rhonheimer takes stock of … Continue reading

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THE MOMENT OF TRUTH WILL COME FOR THE CHURCH IN OCTOBER, PRAY, PRAY, PRAY THAT WE AVOID SCHISM!

!!!!   Russian Wedding by Chagall  Synod at the Crossroads, on Second Marriages The pressure of the opinion surveys. The lesson of history. The Church’s dilemma: conform to modernity, or remain firm on “what God has joined together let no … Continue reading

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CHRISTIAN MONOTHEISM AND ITS OPPOSITION TO VIOLENCE

!!!! Church on Trial. The Defense Speaks It is charged with being intolerant and violent, in the name of God. But a document of the international theological commission is turning the accusation around. It is the dictatorship of relativism that … Continue reading

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THE ELECTORS OF THE CONCLAVE WERE GIVEN A TEN-POINT CHECKLIST; HOW WELL DID THEY PERFORM?

!!!! Groundbreaking: The Last Warning to the Pope’s Electors The official bulletin of the Holy See has lifted the secrecy from the meditation dictated to the cardinals at the beginning of the last conclave, with the doors already closed. Here … Continue reading

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THERE IS A DANGER THAT BISHOPS AROUND THE WORLD WILL ACT LIKE POPE FRANCIS EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE NOT THE VICAR OF CHRIST

!!!!   Vatican Diary / Those saints made as he commands For Romero, Francis loosens the restraints of the Holy Office. For John XXIII and for a Jesuit to whom he is devoted, he goes ahead without waiting for the … Continue reading

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THE ENIGMA VARIATIONS OF POPE FRANCIS

!!!!   The Hundred Days of Francis and the Enigma of the Empty Chair His sudden refusal to listen to the Ninth Symphony of Beethoven offered for the Year of Faith is the seal on the beginning of a pontificate … Continue reading

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ADIOS, BERTONE? OR IS THAT TOO MUCH TO HOPE FOR?

As long-time readers of this blog well know, since 2006 I have been a constant critic of Cardinal Betone’s exercise of his role as Secretary of State in the Church.  This latest column by Sandro Magister reassures me that I … Continue reading

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THE NEOCATECHUMENAL MOVEMENT GETS SOME APPROVAL, BUT NOT ALL THAT IT WANTED

!!!! Vatican Diary / The Neocatechumenals get their diploma. But not the one they were expecting The Holy See has approved the rites that mark the stages of their catechism. But the particularities with which they celebrate their Masses still … Continue reading

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BET ON BERTONE TO BETTER HIS CONTROL OF THE CURIA

!!!! The announcement that the Secretary of State, Cardinal Bertone, has acquired the power to screen requests for special faculties from the dicasteries of the Curia is another example of the growth of his power.  The Secretary of State has … Continue reading

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