Cardinal News: Burke banished, Wuerl wins, Kasper caves (on public adultery). Meanwhile, the 'Godmother of Punk" and Sister Cristina get invited by the Pope to come and perform at the Vatican. In heaven's name, what is going on in Rome!
Michael Matt interviews the head of the Roman Forum, Dr. John Rao, about the upcoming Summer Symposium on the shores of Lake Garda in Italy, where Catholics from all over Europe and America meet to defend and restore the Catholic intellectual tradition.
First, Cardinal Raymond Burke complies with the wishes of Cardinal Sarah where the liturgy is concerned with a stunning announcement.
Then, citing the thought of Dietrich von Hildebrand, Dr. William Marra and Dr. John Rao, Michael Matt answers the question: Did the Holy Ghost necessarily positively will the election of Jorge Mario Bergoglio?
And, finally: the "Great Rant of 2015". See John Rao obliterate the neo-Catholic phenomenon.
The Mike ‘n’ Chris show examines the latest publicity stunt out of the Vatican. In this Year of Mercy, Pope Francis is sending out 1,000 priests to absolve sins that every parish priest can already absolve. Why only 1000? What is this, a mercy monopoly? Does any of this make sense to you?
Another sacrilegious scandal at a big papal pep really--this time in Manila. Why is the Vicar treated like God, while God is treated like a bag of Doritos? What part does the institutionalized abuse of Communion in the hand play in this ongoing outrage?
Sunday Sermons of South St. Paul. Father tackles the question of the Vatican's rediscovered "seamless garment"-- calling it a 'filthy rag that needs to be burned' And then he moves on to President Trump, hailing him -- from the PULPIT, mind you -- as the 'most pro-life president in 45 years. Given the volatile political climate at present, we really wonder how many other priests in America would have the courage to give this sermon. Many, we hope and pray.