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New Oxford Notebook by Pieter Vree

Spendthrift Shepherds & Pervert Priests: Where Are They Now?

A FOLLOW-UP ON SOME DISGRACED PRELATES AND THEIR HELPERS

Pieter Vree

June 2020

Here we follow-up on some disgraced prelates and their inner circles who did the dirty work of covering fraudulent, criminal behavior.

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A Deficit of Heroes

ALL PUBLIC FIGURES ARE FLAWED, AND SOME ARE FRAUDS

Pieter Vree

May 2020

We must maintain an emotional distance even from those who project an aura of holiness. Often, God’s holy ones are known only to Him.

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“Love” Conquers All

NEW OXFORD NOTEBOOK

Pieter Vree

April 2020

What a crazy, mixed-up world we live in where even polygamists claim their lifestyles are part of their 'identity' and who they were created to be.

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Million-Dollar Bishops

NEW OXFORD NOTEBOOK

Pieter Vree

March 2020

It’s no coincidence that financial corruption walks hand in hand with sexual immorality. Where you find one, you’ll often find the other.

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The Vatican’s Filthy Lucre

NEW OXFORD NOTEBOOK

Pieter Vree

January-February 2020

Peter’s Pence doesn’t solicit funds for financial speculation that fattens the Vatican’s investment portfolios; the fund shouldn’t be used that way.

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A Peek into Papal Priorities

NEW OXFORD NOTEBOOK

Pieter Vree

December 2019

Here’s your Pope: When pagan idols are removed from a sacred space, he apologizes; when his belief in the divinity of Christ is questioned, he’s silent.

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A “Deeper Understanding” of the Priesthood?

NEW OXFORD NOTEBOOK

Pieter Vree

November 2019

No temporal or civilizational events can override the sacramental necessity of the Catholic priesthood’s being reserved to men.

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You Can Say That?

NEW OXFORD NOTEBOOK

Pieter Vree

September 2019

China could well be poised to inherit the earth that the U.S. once commanded — especially if our comparative student bodies are any indication.

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Father Figuring

NEW OXFORD NOTEBOOK

Pieter Vree

July-August 2019

The Catholic Church's sex-abuse problem is caused by predators who wear clerical collars and who are protected by a clericalist culture.

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The Myth of Meritocracy

NEW OXFORD NOTEBOOK

Pieter Vree

June 2019

A meritocracy fits America’s sense of itself as free from the class-based social structures that defined the European countries from which our predecessors fled.

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Wuerl, the Flesh & the Devil

NEW OXFORD NOTEBOOK

Pieter Vree

March 2019

The whole Wuerl saga goes to show — yet again — that many of the leaders of the Church aren’t so much interested in professing the truth as they are in protecting their prestige.

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An Outcast Among Organization Men

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Pieter Vree

December 2018

Few are the churchmen who are willing to speak publicly about the root cause of the sex-abuse crisis: the scourge of homosexuality in the priesthood.

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Ecce Papa Franciscus!

NEW OXFORD NOTEBOOK

Pieter Vree

November 2018

The Pope has convened a summit for February with the presidents of all bishops’ conferences to discuss ‘protection of minors.’

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At Last, a Reckoning?

NEW OXFORD NOTEBOOK

Pieter Vree

October 2018

Archbishop Viganò has cracked open the Vatican cone of silence and exposed what might be a Church-wide cover-up of McCarrick’s crimes.

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