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Drafts from the Driftless

Well, from the *edge* of the Driftless, to be precise. I’ve been wiped out by work this last week, which is great, because I love having a job. 324 more words

Driftless Area

SSPX: Bishop Fellay Interview...

Bishop Bernard Fellay, the Superior General of the SSPX, told the Register May 13 that he is “persuaded, at least in part, by a different approach,” in which, he believes, Pope Francis is placing less weight on the Council and more emphasis on “saving souls and finding a way to do it.” 78 more words

Upon this Rock: An Addendum

Recently it has come to my attention through criticism that my previous blog post on the Latin exegetical tradition of Matthew 16: 18-19 does not accurately take into account the Catholic Church’s position of Peter as the Rock and the keeper of the keys. 5,263 more words


What's In Your Hymnal?

I am generally sheepish about singing Charles Wesley and Isaac Watts since both hymn writers knocked the Psalter off its congregational song pedestal and the former, Wesley, is a — well — Wesleyan. 763 more words

Roman Catholicism

Impersonating a rock

If you’ll look right now at the title of my blog (made you look :-) ), you’ll see I’ve subtitled it, “making a defense for the hope that we have,” which is a reference to 1 Peter 3:15 – “But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. 777 more words


Vatican statesmanship: Pope to pols elected this year

This could be another project that had been brewing much longer but not yet worked on. Oh, how good, there is freedom to do this. This is essentially a statesman’s manual. 129 more words

68. Pope St.Adeodatus I 615-618

Pope Adeodatus I was the first Pope to use an official Papal seal on documents and letters. Bullae is the name of the lead seal that the Pope would use to stamp his approval and over time this became known as the Papal bull. 86 more words