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“FILIAL CORRECTION” OF THE POPE

“FILIAL CORRECTION” OF THE POPE           The document of the 61 theologians and one (schismatic) bishop which challenges the doctrinal correctness of Pope Francis, is labeled by them a “filial correction.”  What does this mean?  First, a bit of history—we turn to the...

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CORNELIUS JANSEN AND POPE FRANCIS

CORNELIUS JANSEN AND POPE FRANCIS           Some few days ago a letter of “filial correction” was sent to Pope Francis, signed by 1 (schismatic) bishop and 61 others, claiming him to be fostering heresy through his Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia.  Specifically,...

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OUR SPECIAL DAY IN THE SON

OUR SPECIAL DAY IN THE SON Making the choice for parish patronal days is sometimes obvious.  St Ignatius in Mobile, for example, or St Bede the Venerable in Montgomery, or St Martin of Tours in Troy—are all easy picks:  after all, they have only one feast-day each: ...

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LET US NOW PRAISE FAMOUS MEN (AND WOMEN)

LET US NOW PRAISE FAMOUS MEN (AND WOMEN)           This past weekend was the formal celebration of our parish feast, the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, actually this past Thursday (14 September).   I wrote about this choice in last week’s bulletin.  That was theory: ...

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HOME THOUGHTS FROM ‘HOME’ 6

HOME THOUGHTS FROM ‘HOME’ 6 THE END OF THE ROAD             Sabbatical time is winding down; I’ll be “back in the saddle” Wednesday morning after Labor Day.  The break has been beneficial both in terms of additional flexibility in prayer time, in writing, and in...
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HOME THOUGHT FROM ‘HOME’ 4

HOME THOUGHT FROM ‘HOME’ 4 IS THERE ROOM…? I remember sitting in an outdoor series of benches in Jerusalem, in front of what is called the “Garden Tomb” or “Gordon’s Tomb.”  It is just outside the Damascus Gate, and it was a 19th century attempt to shift attention...
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HOME THOUGHTS FROM ‘HOME’ 3

HOME THOUGHTS FROM ‘HOME’ 3             I have arrived at the rectory of Most Holy Redeemer in Evergreen Park.  The journey here from the seminary in Mundelein was interesting and perhaps 45 minutes longer than it might have been, but I chose the way to arrive....
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HOME THOUGHTS FROM HOME, 3:

THE SCAPEGOAT AND THE LAMB OF GOD Being a goat may not always be a bad thing, in spite of the press it has received thanks to the famous parable of the sheep and goats at the end of Matthew 25.  Yes, goats represent those who fail to live according to the Corporal...
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HOME THOUGHTS FROM “HOME” 2

HOME THOUGHTS FROM “HOME” 2             If a sabbatical is supposed to be about renewal, and if renewal can take many forms, for me it means a time for praying, reading, writing, thinking, and a bit of golf.  Sometimes these can be structured and organized; sometimes,...
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“FILIAL CORRECTION”: SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS

“FILIAL CORRECTION”: SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS The last three essays have tried to examine the thought and judgment of the letter of 61 theologians (and 1 schismatic bishop) accusing Pope Francis of heresy. I would like to summarize the points of these three essays and...
Reflections by the Pastor

“FILIAL CORRECTION” OF THE POPE

“FILIAL CORRECTION” OF THE POPE           The document of the 61 theologians and one (schismatic) bishop which challenges the doctrinal correctness of Pope Francis, is labeled by them a “filial correction.”  What does this mean?  First, a bit of history—we turn to the...
Reflections by the Pastor

CORNELIUS JANSEN AND POPE FRANCIS

CORNELIUS JANSEN AND POPE FRANCIS           Some few days ago a letter of “filial correction” was sent to Pope Francis, signed by 1 (schismatic) bishop and 61 others, claiming him to be fostering heresy through his Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia.  Specifically,...
Reflections by the Pastor

OUR SPECIAL DAY IN THE SON

OUR SPECIAL DAY IN THE SON Making the choice for parish patronal days is sometimes obvious.  St Ignatius in Mobile, for example, or St Bede the Venerable in Montgomery, or St Martin of Tours in Troy—are all easy picks:  after all, they have only one feast-day each: ...
Reflections by the Pastor

LET US NOW PRAISE FAMOUS MEN (AND WOMEN)

LET US NOW PRAISE FAMOUS MEN (AND WOMEN)           This past weekend was the formal celebration of our parish feast, the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, actually this past Thursday (14 September).   I wrote about this choice in last week’s bulletin.  That was theory: ...
Reflections by the Pastor
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