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Nicholas Bellord on Archbishop Fernandez's Woeful Defence Strategy

I recommend to readers an excellent contribution to The Guild of Blessed Titus Brandsma blog by Nicholas Bellord, in which Archbishop Victor Fernandez's morality acrobaticsare made available for all to read. Well done, Nicholas. Today would have been the birthday of Richard Collins. May he rest in peace. Remember him and his family in your prayers, pray for the Guild and for all who write as bloggers and Catholic journalists at this time when the truth is being eclipsed by men who should really know better. They seem so intelligent, many of these figures in the Church, do they wilfully not notice such gaping holes in their arguments?

It Could All Have Been So Different...

... if the Saints Had Been Enlightened by Amoris Laetitia.

The message of the Francis papacy is that he need not have bothered himself with the interior struggle, but, in all honesty, I don't think for a second that the dodgy elements within the document would have gone under St Augustine's radar undetected. In fact, I cannot help but feel that these words of the great Doctor speak to us particularly in these times...

The City of God, by St Augustine of Hippo (Book XVIII, Chapter 51)

The Catholic Faith actually strengthened by the heretics.
'But the devil, seeing the temples of the demons deserted, and the human race running to the name of the liberating Mediator, has moved the heretics under the Christian name to resist the Christian doctrine, as if they could be kept in the city of God indifferently without any correction, just as the city of confusion indifferently held the philosophers who were of diverse and adverse opinions. Those, therefore, in the Church of Christ w…

In the Jesuits

On the Side of the Angels, aka Paul Priest came up with this good idea for a song to the tune of 'In the Navy' by the Village People. Flaming Jesuits! Why can't faithful Catholics infiltrate the Jesuits as well as Communists have done? Enjoy!

Anthony and Ivereigh

Well, its the silly season so I thought I'd slip another song in, and just thought, 'I know I should give the poor guy a break and he has apologised, but what the hey, I think I'll just put it out there anyway.' Neglecting the better instincts of prudence and conscience, I've decided to run with the song, 'Anthony and Ivereigh'. And here at The Crushed Bones, I don't have an editor to tell me off and instruct me on editorial policy or make me think again.

My falsetto is pretty terrible. My only hope is that it adds some comic value to this song and it is still listenable. Poor Austen. Credit to him for apologising though. When's Fr Antonio Spadaro S.J going to do the noble thing? It is the Vigil of the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. To one and all, I wish a very happy Feast. Her Immaculate Heart will triumph.

God speed your heart's triumph, O Immaculate Queen,  for thou alone has destroyed all the heresies of the entire w…

On Supplication for your Enemies

In the papal office are gathered the Pope, Fr Antonio Spadaro S.J his communications confidant and Fr Arturo Sosa Abasca S.J, head of the Jesuits worldwide. There, at a time when they are under a considerable storm of fierce criticism, with only the praise of Catholic dissidents and the admiration of secular activists for consolation, four years into the pontificate of Pope Francis, the three gather in order to make supplication for their enemies and by invocation ask for guidance for themselves and the Church.

Pope Francis: Brethren, I have convened this meeting of supplication and invocation in order to lift up to the Lord and the Master the remaining dubia Cardinals, who with the support of many silent co-horts, as well as vocal accomplices, among the ranks of the Cardinalate, the Episcopate, the Clergy and the Laity, the numbers of which we cannot fully know, with daring and conviction continue to steadfastly insist in a most brazen manner that I answer their questions concerning r…

Holding out for a Nero

The excommunication letter should be in the post by Friday but everything's quicker on Twitter.
Here's to hoping against hope that His Holiness will answer the dubia which could be answered in under 140 characters...
...on Twitter.
 After that, consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in union with all the Bishops of the world couldn't do any harm, could it?

Meanwhile, I see that Austen Ivereigh has now placed Catholic converts on the couch for psychoanalysis. 

Anyone out there know why Austen hates his Mother, the Church?

Catholics in Good Standing