Sunday, June 19, 2022

The Devastation of the Sexual Revolution (Guest: Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse)

The Devastation of the Sexual Revolution (Guest: Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse): The sexual revolution has wreaked devastation on our culture and our society. How do we recover and help the survivors?Link:• Ruth Institute Summit for Survivors 2022

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

You WILL Comply!

You WILL Comply!: By Eric Sammons - The Rainbow Regime demands complete compliance in support of the Alphabet People.

Yes, It Can Happen Here

Yes, It Can Happen Here: By Regis Martin - If deathly totalitarianism happened to Germany—which, for all its vaunted progress and sophistication, could not prevent its falling into barbarism—it can happen here.

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Brotherly Harshness in a World of Tribal Empathy

Brotherly Harshness in a World of Tribal Empathy: The race that does not accept respect for man from the time of his conception, is destined to an ignominious end, because it distorts the concept of love of neighbor, mistakes it with egoism, and cannot conceive the love of God at all.

The Original Groomer

The Original Groomer: Long before corporate America and the public school system were grooming children into adopting a rainbow way of life, Hugh Hefner was grooming generations into fornication and sexual debauchery.

Pope Francis: The Church is a ‘caravan of brothers’ on a journey - Vatican News

 Pope Francis: The Church is a ‘caravan of brothers’ on a journey - Vatican News https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2022-06/pope-francis-the-church-is-a-caravan-of-brothers-on-a-journey.html

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

The Visitation and the Personhood of the Unborn

The Visitation and the Personhood of the Unborn: As abortion increasingly roils American public life, the feast of the Visitation refutes the false prophets within Christianity.

Behind the Motives of Mass Shooters

Behind the Motives of Mass Shooters: By Anthony Esolen - Most politicians are looking at the means or the opportunity behind mass shootings. Instead we need to change a culture that motivates such shootings.

Friday, May 27, 2022

It's Not a Gun Problem or a Security Problem

It's Not a Gun Problem or a Security Problem: By Eric Sammons - Both the Left and the Right's proposed solutions to school shootings will not solve the underlying problems, and will likely make things worse.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

A Special Saint for Our Time

A Special Saint for Our Time: By Regis Martin - St. Titus Brandsma stands out as perhaps the most compelling example for Catholics concerned about the threat of state-sponsored terror and tyranny.

Friday, May 20, 2022

Child Sacrifice Is Nothing New

Child Sacrifice Is Nothing New: Whether modern pro-abortion advocates realize it or not, in essence their attachment to the slaughter of the unborn is an allegiance to Moloch.

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Tips for Navigating the Modern Dating Culture From an Unlikely Source

Tips for Navigating the Modern Dating Culture From an Unlikely Source: Today's dating includes people sorted and selected on dating apps, used and abused by their “lover,” and tossed aside none the wiser. Not surprisingly, those who go through this process have largely given up on marriage.

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Evangelizing the Post-Christian Culture

Evangelizing the Post-Christian Culture: By Anthony Esolen - The Church's strategy of evangelization has been to accommodate ourselves to the culture, thus conforming to the world.

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

This is the prayer that Pope Francis will say to consecrate Russia and Ukraine

This is the prayer that Pope Francis will say to consecrate Russia and Ukraine: The Vatican has sent bishops around the world the text of the prayer that Pope Francis will lead on March 25 for the consecration of Ukraine and Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Love Is Not Feelings

Love Is Not Feelings: Last week, we talked a bit about the meaning of concupiscence in the Church’s moral tradition. The good news about concupiscence is that it is not sin but merely the “tinder for sin,” and therefore temptation is not a revelation of what a disgusting disappointment we are to God, but is in fact the field …

Rampant Sin and Cold Love

Rampant Sin and Cold Love: Priests need to stop accompanying sin and call out the abusers and heretics in their midst.

The Satanic Corruption of Love

The Satanic Corruption of Love: By Paul Krause - Sadly, most people who promote love today promote the Satanic counterfeit of love.

Monday, February 28, 2022

The Voice of a Prophet: Solzhenitsyn on the Ukraine Crisis

The Voice of a Prophet: Solzhenitsyn on the Ukraine Crisis: By Joseph Pearce - Even years after his death, Solzhenitsyn provides us sound wisdom about the crisis in Ukraine.

The Myth of the “Crusader Putin”

The Myth of the “Crusader Putin”: Conservative Catholics tempted to see Putin's Russia as a Christian alternative to an atheistic West need to look more deeply at the reality underneath.

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Understanding the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Understanding the Russian Invasion of Ukraine: Russia's invasion of Ukraine must be condemned, but we must also understand the Russian perspective if we are going to work for peace.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

The Church in Nigeria: Lessons from North Africa

The Church in Nigeria: Lessons from North Africa: The Church in Nigeria is in danger of falling to the same sad fate as North Africa, losing the faith due to it not being truly incarnated in the culture.

Monday, February 21, 2022

Huxley’s Brave New World Is Here

Huxley’s Brave New World Is Here: A constellation of recent developments in medical research and technology has made large-scale human manufacturing a theoretical and potentially imminent possibility.

Huxley’s Brave New World Is Here

Huxley’s Brave New World Is Here: A constellation of recent developments in medical research and technology has made large-scale human manufacturing a theoretical and potentially imminent possibility.

How fertility became a workplace perk

 How fertility became a workplace perk https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20211008-how-fertility-became-a-workplace-perk?ocid=ww.social.link.twitter

Sunday, February 20, 2022

Pray the Holy Rosary: The Luminous Mysteries (Thursday)


  Pray the Holy Rosary: The Luminous Mysteries (Thursday)


https://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/prayers-and-devotions/rosaries/scriptural-rosary-for-justice-and-peace


First Mystery of Light

The Baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan – God proclaims that Jesus is his beloved Son (Fruit of the Mystery: Openness to the Holy Spirit)

Prayer Intention: That all baptized Christians will be open to the Holy Spirit and bear witness to the sanctity of life.


The Lord Jesus is Baptized in the Jordan River by John the Baptist, as a voice cries to us from the heavens: “This is my beloved Son, hear him!” Let us listen to Christ and, with his grace, work for the protection of every person from conception to natural death.


First Luminous Mystery: BAPTISM IN THE JORDAN   Lk 3:21-22

Catholics across the country are praying this mystery and calling upon our Blessed Mother with both a spirit of humility and a commitment to justice.

Please join us in prayer now.


Jesus begins his public ministry being baptized by John.

Our Father . . .


For our sake he made him to be sin who did not know sin, so that we might become the righteousness of God in him. 2 Cor 5:21

Hail Mary . . .


He went throughout (the) whole region of the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins, as it is written in . . . Isaiah: “A voice of one crying out in the desert: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.’” Lk 3:3

Hail Mary . . .


And the crowds asked him, “What then should we do?” He said to them in reply, “Whoever has two cloaks should share with the person who has none. And whoever has food should do likewise.” Lk 3:10-11

Hail Mary . . .


Jesus also had been baptized . . . heaven was opened and the holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.” Lk 3:21-22

Hail Mary . . .


Here is my servant whom I uphold, / my chosen one with whom I am pleased, / Upon whom I have put my spirit. Is 42:1

Hail Mary . . .


A bruised reed he shall not break, / and a smoldering wick he shall not quench. Is 42:3

Hail Mary . . .


I, the LORD, have called you for the victory of justice. Is 42:6

Hail Mary . . .


I formed you, and set you / as a covenant of the people, / a light for the nations. Is 42:6

Hail Mary . . .


“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, / because he has anointed me / to bring glad tidings to the poor.” Lk 4:18

Hail Mary . . .


“He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives / and recovery of sight to the blind, / to let the oppressed go free, / and to proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord.” Lk 4:18-19

Hail Mary . . .

Glory be . . .


LORD JESUS, HELP US TO PERSEVERE IN LIVING OUT OUR BAPTISMAL PROMISES.



The Miracle at the Wedding Feast at Cana – At Mary’s request, Jesus performs his first miracle (Fruit of the Mystery: To Jesus through Mary) Jn 2:3 - Jn 2:9-10

The Second Mystery of Light

The Wedding Feast at Cana

Prayer Intention: For all husbands and wives, that they treasure the priceless gift of married love by generously accepting children through procreation and adoption.

When they had run out of wine, Jesus blessed water and turned it into wine. May Jesus transform the darkness of sin and death in the proclamation of the Gospel of Life.

Second Luminous Mystery: THE WEDDING AT CANA

Catholics across the country are praying this mystery and calling upon our Blessed Mother with both a spirit of humility and a commitment to justice.

Please join us in prayer now.

Jesus performs his first public sign revealing his true identity, at the request of his mother.

Our Father . . .

When the wine ran short, the mother of Jesus said to him, "They have no wine." Jn 2:3

Hail Mary . . .

Jesus said to her, "Woman, how does your concern affect me? My hour has not yet come." Jn 2:4

Hail Mary . . .

His mother said to the servers, "Do whatever he tells you." Jn 2:5

Hail Mary . . .

Jesus told them, "Fill the jars with water." So they filled them to the brim. Then he told them, "Draw some out now and take it to the headwaiter." Jn 2:7-8

Hail Mary . . .

The headwaiter called the bridegroom and said to him, "Everyone serves good wine first, and then when people have drunk freely, an inferior one; but you have kept the good wine until now." Jn 2:9-10

Hail Mary . . .

If I . . . have washed your feet, you ought to wash one another's feet. I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do.

Jn 13:14-15

Hail Mary . . .

To you who hear I say, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. Lk 6:27-28

Hail Mary . . .

Stop judging and you will not be judged. Stop condemning and you will not be condemned. Forgive and you will be forgiven. Lk 6:37

Hail Mary . . .

Then he said to all, "If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me." Lk 9:23

Hail Mary . . .

This is my commandment: love one another as I love you. Jn 15:12

Hail Mary . . .

Glory be . . .


LORD JESUS, OPEN US TO THE POWER OF YOUR GRACE TO CHANGE OUR HEARTS AND LIVES.



Third Mystery of Light

Proclamation of the Kingdom of God Mk 1:14-15

Prayer Intention: That those who pray and work for greater respect for human life will be guided by the Beatitudes and reveal the face of Christ to others.

Jesus called the crowds to conversion, proclaiming that the Kingdom of God is at hand. May this world choose life and turn from all that leads to darkness and death.


Third Luminous Mystery: PROCLAMATION OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD

Catholics across the country are praying this mystery and calling upon our Blessed Mother with both a spirit of humility and a commitment to justice.

Please join us in prayer now.


After John was arrested, Jesus began proclaiming the Good News of God's kingdom.

Our Father . . .

Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the gospel of God. Mk 1:14

Hail Mary . . .

This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel. Mk 1:15

Hail Mary . . .

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, / because he has anointed me / to bring glad tidings to the poor. Lk 4:18

Hail Mary . . .

He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives / and recovery of sight to the blind, / to let the oppressed go free, / and to proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord. Lk 4:18-19

Hail Mary . . .

Today this scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing. Lk 4:21

Hail Mary . . .

You have heard that it was said, "An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth." But I say to you . . . when someone strikes you on [your] right cheek, turn the other one to him as well. Mt 5:38-39

Hail Mary . . .

You have heard that it was said, "You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy." But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you. Mt 5:43-44

Hail Mary . . .

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth . . . But store up treasures in heaven . . . for where your treasure is, there also will your heart be. Mt 6:19-21

Hail Mary . . .

Do to others whatever you would have them do to you. This is the law and the prophets. Mt 7:12

Hail Mary . . .

Without cost you have received; without cost you are to give. Mt 10:8

Hail Mary . . .

Glory be . . .

 


LORD JESUS, FILL US WITH THE DESIRE TO STRIVE FOR ONGOING CONVERSION.



Fourth Mystery of Light

Transfiguration

Prayer Intention: That our world will be transfigured by the witness of faithful Christians so that all may understand the priceless value of every human being.

The Lord Jesus led Peter, James and John with him to the top of the mountain where he was transfigured in light, and his garments shown whiter than snow. May Christ’s glorious light shine on all who dwell in the shadow of darkness and sin.

Proclamation of the Kingdom – Jesus calls all to conversion and service to the Kingdom of God (Fruit of the Mystery: Repentance and Trust in God)

The Transfiguration – Jesus is revealed in glory to Peter, James, and John (The Fruit of the Mystery: Desire for Holiness)


Fourth Luminous Mystery: THE TRANSFIGURATION  Mt 17:1-2 

Catholics across the country are praying this mystery and calling upon our Blessed Mother with both a spirit of humility and a commitment to justice.Please join us in prayer now.

Jesus is seen with Moses and Elijah, confirming that his suffering will end in glory.


Our Father . . .

Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them; his face shone like the sun and his clothes became white as light. Mt 17:1-2

Hail Mary . . .

Two men were conversing with him, Moses and Elijah, who appeared in glory and spoke of his exodus that he was going to accomplish in Jerusalem. Lk 9:30-31

Hail Mary . . .

Peter and his companions . . . saw his glory and the two men standing with him. Lk 9:32

Hail Mary . . .

Peter said . . . "Master, it is good that we are here; let us make three tents. . . ." But he did not know what he was saying. Lk 9:33

Hail Mary . . .

A voice [said], "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him." Mt 17:5

Hail Mary . . .

But Jesus came and touched them, saying, "Rise, and do not be afraid." And when the disciples raised their eyes, they saw no one else but Jesus alone. Mt 17:7-8

Hail Mary . . .

Through him was life, and this life was the light of the human race; the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. Jn 1:4-5

Hail Mary . . .

No one has ever seen God. The only Son, God, who is at the Father's side, has revealed him. Jn 1:18

Hail Mary . . .

All of us, gazing with unveiled face on the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, as from the Lord who is the Spirit. 2 Cor 3:18

Hail Mary . . .

You are the light of the world . . . your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father. Mt 5:14, 16

Hail Mary . . .

Glory be . . .

 


LORD JESUS, GRANT US THE COURAGE TO SHINE YOUR LIGHT IN OUR LIVES.



Fifth Mystery of Light

Institution of the Eucharist

Prayer Intention: That through our worthy reception of the Eucharist and frequent Eucharistic Adoration, Jesus will teach us to love sacrificially the least and neediest among us.

On the night before he suffered, he took bread, blessed it, broke it, gave it to his disciples, and said, Take this, all of you, and eat it. This is my body.. When supper was ended he took a cup filled with wine, gave it to them, and said, Take this, all of you, and drink from it, for this is the cup of my blood. Strengthened by the Holy Eucharist, may we work to proclaim the Gospel of life and defend all who are endangered by the culture of death.


Institution of the Eucharist – Jesus offers his Body and Blood at the Last Supper (Fruit of the Mystery: Adoration)



Fifth Luminous Mystery: INSTITUTION OF THE EUCHARIST Lk 22:19

Catholics across the country are praying this mystery and calling upon our Blessed Mother with both a spirit of humility and a commitment to justice.

Please join us in prayer now.


At the last supper, Jesus instructs us to remember him in celebration of the Eucharist.


Our Father . . .

Before the feast of Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to pass from this world to the Father. He loved his own in the world and he loved them to the end. Jn 13:1

Hail Mary . . .

My appointed time draws near; in your house I shall celebrate the Passover with my disciples. Mt 26:18

Hail Mary . . .

I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer, for, I tell you, I shall not eat it [again] until there is fulfillment in the kingdom of God.

Lk 22:15-16

Hail Mary . . .

Then he took the bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body, which will be given for you; do this in memory of me."

Lk 22:19

Hail Mary . . .

And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which will be shed for you." Lk 22:20

Hail Mary . . .

For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes.

1 Cor 11:26

Hail Mary . . .

I pray not only for them, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, so that they may all be one . . . that the world may believe that you sent me. Jn 17:20-21

Hail Mary . . .

Now you are Christ's body, and individually parts of it. 1 Cor 12:27

Hail Mary . . .

For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, slaves or free persons, and we were all given to drink of one Spirit. 1 Cor 12:13

Hail Mary . . .

If [one] part suffers, all the parts suffer with it; if one part is honored, all the parts share its joy. 1 Cor 12:26

Hail Mary . . .

Glory be . . .

 


LORD JESUS, MAKE OF US A SIGN OF THE UNITY FOR WHICH YOU PRAYED.


A Rosary for Life: The Luminous Mysteries

https://www.usccb.org/prayers/rosary-life-luminous-mysteries



Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Playtime for the Atheist

Playtime for the Atheist: By Anthony Esolen - The only way to approve of or even condone any form of mock-marriage is to deny that we have access to objective reality outside of our feelings about it.

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Asking the Left the Right Questions About Life

Asking the Left the Right Questions About Life: Instead of asking pro-abortion advocates when they believe life begins, we should be pushing them to answer what type of life they think the unborn is and why.

When the "Reformers" Abandoned the Eucharist

When the "Reformers" Abandoned the Eucharist: The first lines of Belloc’s 1936 book, The Characters of the Reformation, are these: “The break-up of united western Christendom with the coming of the Reformation was by far the most important thing in history since the formation of the Catholic Church fifteen hundred years before.” We live in a time when the Reformation is …

Monday, February 14, 2022

The Revolution Will Be Domesticated

The Revolution Will Be Domesticated: The domestication of polyamory is another example of how radical leftists work to make sexual deviancy accepted in this country.

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Sense and Nonsense: What Resurrection?

Sense and Nonsense: What Resurrection?: I believe … in the resurrection of the body and life everlasting. Recently, I heard from a young graduate student whom I did not know. He told me he was becoming a Catholic. In the process, he was taking instructions at a local parish. Evidently, there were a number of people also taking instructions. One …

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Being Human in an Age of Unbelief

Being Human in an Age of Unbelief: Four points in defense of human dignity. Adapted from an address delivered last night at the University of Pennsylvania.

Friday, January 14, 2022

The Seven Church Walk is traditionally done on Wednesday of Holy Week.

 The Seven Church Walk is traditionally done on Wednesday of Holy Week.



There is also a Seven Churches tour in Turkey that visits all seven of the Christian churches mentioned in the Book of Revelations, including the church at Ephesus.

Guidebooks to Rome

Guidebooks have existed since Ancient times. A periplus was a manuscript listing ports and coastal landmarks, in order and with approximate intervening distances, that the captain of a vessel could expect to find along a shore.[7] An itinerarium was an Ancient Roman road map in the form of a showing cities, villages (vici) and other stops, with the intervening distances.


The first such guidebooks for Medieval Rome were compiled in the 12th century to address the needs of travelers to Rome. The Seven Pilgrim Churches of Rome are listed in the following order in the guide by Franzini (1595): San Giovanni Laterano, St Peter's, San Paolo fuori le mura, Santa Maria Maggiore, San Lorenzo fuori le mura, San Sebastiano, and Santa Croce in Gerusalemme.[8] Giovanni Baglione in his book list nine major churches of Rome, adding somewhat peculiarly the church of Santa Maria Annunziata dei Gonfalone and the trio of churches known once as alle Tre Fontane, and located at the site of St Paul's martyrdom: Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio alle Tre Fontane, Santa Maria Scala Coeli and San Paolo alle Tre Fontane.[9]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Pilgrim_Churches_of_Rome


Thursday, January 13, 2022

The Anti-Sacramental Metaverse

The Anti-Sacramental Metaverse: Will the metaverse allow the Great Reset to happen?

The “Great Reset” is an attempt to remake the world in a utopian vision. A world where “you’ll own nothing and you’ll be happy.” Joel Kotkin, writing about our neo-feudal future for First Things, touched on one facet of this great-reset-in-the-works, suggesting that the result will be a society redesigned to serve the oligarchs and the [new] clerisy, who will be served in turn by the yeomanry and the new serfs. 

COVID-19, the Church, and the Challenge to Ecumenism

 COVID-19, the Church, and the Challenge to Ecumenism https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0265378820961545

21 Eucharistic Processions Amid Coronavirus Pandemic| National Catholic Register

21 Eucharistic Processions Amid Coronavirus Pandemic| National Catholic Register: "All the sick of the world can be won through the Great power of the Eucharistic adoration." —Saint John Paul II

US Archbishop calls for abolition of nuclear weapons

 https://archdiosf.org/living-in-the-light-of-christs-peace

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Saturday, January 8, 2022

We Live in an Age of Martyrs

We Live in an Age of Martyrs: I have an elderly clerical friend who describes himself as a “martyr to his stomach.” Now, there are many reasons why one might become a martyr, but to bear witness to the needs of the colon seems fairly low on the list. He also goes to the pub and orders his beer in half-pint glasses, …

The Devil Wants a Civil War

The Devil Wants a Civil War: “A house divided against itself cannot stand,” asserted Abraham Lincoln during his acceptance speech for the Illinois Republican nomination to the U.S. Senate in 1858. Three years later Lincoln would be sworn in as President of the United States and would be leading his country through the American Civil War. Of course, Lincoln did not …

Will the Left’s Violence Lead to Martyrdom?

Will the Left’s Violence Lead to Martyrdom?: Like any other abuser, the Left threatens violence to keep their victims in line, scared and submissive, ready to appease even the most ludicrous of demands.

On Faith and Martyrdom

On Faith and Martyrdom: By Regis Martin - Where amid the bourgeois comforts of today’s Church are we likely to find examples of heroism?

Martyrs Know Apostasy Can Not Be Justified

Martyrs Know Apostasy Can Not Be Justified: A recent article in First Things by J.D. Flynn reflects upon Shusaku Endo’s 1966 Japanese novel Silence, now being released as a film directed by Martin Scorcese (which should tell you something). The tale follows an idealistic Jesuit missionary who, towards the end of the story, well, in Flynn’s words: At its pivotal moment, Silence’s protagonist, the Jesuit missionary …

Recollections of Martyrdom in an Age of Terrorism

Recollections of Martyrdom in an Age of Terrorism: The most dramatic part of being a Catholic lies in our calling to be ready for martyrdom. While not all of us are called to be actual martyrs, killed out of hatred for the Faith, the headlines announcing murders by ISIS and others who hate the Church and her members remind us that we could …

An Interview with a Saint

An Interview with a Saint: The following interview with Rev. John A. Hardon, S.J., by Anita Crane, appeared in the Dec. 1997 edition of Crisis Magazine. Father Hardon died on Dec. 30, 2000, and the cause for his canonization has already been introduced.   John Hardon, S.J., has fought the good fight for some time. He has published more than …

Kasper versus Kasper

Kasper versus Kasper: Book-tours can be risky affairs. There’s always the chance you’ll say something during your tenth radio interview of the day which you retrospectively wish you’d phrased differently. Then there’s the possibility you’ll play up to a live audience and make some truly imprudent comments. In a few short May days in New York, Cardinal Walter …