News Roundup: October 28, 2013

The first part of this NLM interview  with His Excellency Athanasius Schneider ORC, auxiliary bishop of Astana, Kazakhstan and titular of Celerina, describes his childhood in the USSR and how his family saved their Catholic faith.  It makes for fascinating reading, especially when they are able to leave there and move back to Germany in the 1970s.

Walker Percy, Flannery O'Connor, and Bruce Springsteen?  Stephen Klugewicz delves into the similarities at The Imaginative Conservative.  Sounds like it was easier to stay Catholic back in the USSR.

Writing for Front Porch Republic, Thaddeus Kozinski makes an apology for the uselessness of liberal education.  If you're pressed for time, skip to the Simone Weil quote at the bottom.

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4 Responses

  1. The Parrotclete says:

    You should see today’s post at Harvesting The Fruit. it seems Card. Cardinal Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga is a material heretic, and that’s not just “trad bluster”. He is quite gung-ho about dignity and the rights of the person, the Church’s teaching from Pius IX, Pius X and Vatican I can pound sand I guess.

    Mr. Verricchio was the first conservative NO author to call Francis/Bergoglio on his Modernism (about a month ago) as noted at Novus Ordo Watch. The usual suspects wasted no time in dispensing their standard anti-trad calumny against him.

  2. Yes, I am quite impressed with Mr. Verrecchio. He has found the truth and not let up, even when it is hitting his pocketbook. I noticed that the link to his columns on the Catholic Exchange (novus ordo) has been de-activated. I don’t know the details, but it seems suspicious.

    Wendy Haught
    Social Media Manager
    True Restoration

  3. The Parrotclete says:

    Just last week Mr. Verricchio wrote about two high-profile supporters asking to have their names removed from his site.

    This week alone (more specifically, Monday alone), I was contacted by two high-profile supporters of the Harvesting the Fruit faith formation series, both asking (one kindly, one not so much) that their names and endorsements be removed from this site. I get it. “Boat rockers” will be given no voice in the diocesan world, even when higher-ups agree with what you’re saying.

    The details are in this post:

    One day later he opined that someone of the “professional Catholic” class may have been gunning for him.

    Isn’t it amazing how in the scope of just three days I’ve fielded three such entreaties? It’s almost as if some well known “professional Catholic” has taken to slithering through their contact list, agitating every notable figure who ever endorsed this apostolate, urging them to cut bait before their own good names get sullied.

    Nah… can’t be. I don’t know anyone that pathetic.

    At any rate, I’ve decided to make it easy for all concerned. Unless I’ve inadvertently overlooked someone, I have removed from this site every last endorsement I’ve ever received; every writer, theologian, priest, bishop and cardinal.

    Details here:

    If this is true, it takes a petty and spiteful person to attack someone’s reputation and source of income like that.
    I have an opinion on who probably did this but since I have little evidence I’ll keep quiet.

  4. Yes, I’ve been following all that. So much for the tolerance of Newchurch.

    Wendy Haught