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Sarto, Siri?

Cardinal Siri was a fine churchman, but by his lack of reaction to the disaster of Vatican II, arguably not fine enough.

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Free-will Valued

God wishes no man’s damnation, but men’s freely choosing Heaven or Hell is too precious to be overridden by his omnipotence.

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Two Errors

Two bad arguments for the SSPX to join the Newchurch are refuted: one from graces of state, the other from Newrome’s distress.

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Flowers Teach

All the beauties of Creation teach the value of time and why no soul at death can plead, “I did not know . . .”

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Today’s Galatians

Strong words of St Paul castigating the Galatians for back-sliding are easily applied to Newsociety leaders flirting with Conciliar Rome.

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Peril Eternal

For any human being to achieve eternal salvation may be a hazardous undertaking, but free choices greatly increase or decrease the hazards.

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Two Repentances

The difference between Judas Iscariot’s remorse and Peter’s repentance is that Judas’ will was set on resisting grace, Peter’s on loving Jesus.

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Cassocks Weighed

Galatians I, 8–9 demonstrates the ultimate primacy of Truth over Authority. Cassocks may need to be weighed if they risk being found wanting.

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Motu Proprio – I

To a doubting French journalist the author of “Eleison Comments” expresses confidence that the imminent Motu Proprio will do much good.

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Motu Proprio – II

Indeed, it both declares that the Tridentine Mass was never banned, and permits Latin rite priests to use it, whenever and wherever.

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The Cinema

By overloading our eyes and ears, said Kafka, the cinema overwhelms our minds. Minds being overwhelmed means that lies triumph.

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“Pascendi” – I

In his outstanding Encyclical of 100 years ago, Pius X nailed the deadly error of modern times: minds’ independence from their object.

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