Father Rutler on the German modernists

There’s nothing left to say when you have a priest like Father Rutler who far surpasses any definition of eloquence and articulation, who is a master at diagnosing the cracks in the world and the church and addressing them with such precision you really don’t have to read anything else. In his latest article he brings to the forefront the German bishops, theologians and Card. Kasper: the modernists of the Rhineland. You know how much I love those modernists. I’m stealing a few gems that stood out to Father Z. They’re stunning; {…} The social consequences of German idealism were hymned in the refrain “Am deutschen Wesen soll die Welt genesen” (“The German spirit shall heal the world”) and it stained the twentieth century with its...

Either Christ or nothing

Either Christ or nothing

St John Leonardi What St John preached: Christ first of all Either Christ or nothing This John insisted, was the only way the church could survive. Somebody send that message to the synod fathers in Rome. Fast. +PAX

Good riddance

Good riddance

Worship of the Golden Calf, Frans Francken the Younger, 17th Century It’s the eve of the synod in Rome. I’ve got a ton of other life issues to be concerned with, but nevertheless it’s haunting, a looming threat just thinking about what might transpire there.  And you know why? Because what has been happening in Rome and beyond, all the twisted reports of what the pope really said or didn’t: he accepted the Marxist cross, but didn’t mean to, (oops, yes he did), he met with Kim Davis, but it wasn’t intentional, met with a same sex “family”,  (oh yes, that was planned), all this is affecting my silly, little, tired Catholic life. It’s affecting it because the enemy is prowling like a lion ready to destroy my...

What have we done with our inheritance?

A man had two sons. This is the how the Lord begins one of the greatest parables of the New Testament: that of the prodigal (lost) and dutiful son. But, just before telling this to His audience, the Pharisees, the last verses of chapter 14  warn us of something I have always considered the worst thing that could be said of any Christian—that we start out well with God and end up being quite useless. With regards to what it means to be a disciple, Jesus says, salt is a useful thing. Yet, if the salt itself loses it’s taste, it’s not good enough for either the soil or the manure heap. The Lord doesn’t usually precede a parable with a parable, but in the case of the prodigal, He precedes it with two: one for men and one for women,...

The Synod Showdown

Is only a few weeks away. In one corner: those who want the Catholic faith to change so they can use the change to accommodate sin and a further eroding of the Faith. In the other corner: the leaders who are holding fast and advancing the truth of the Son of God in the face of traitorous prelates   Have you signed the filial appeal yet? +PAX