Xavier Rynne II, Author at Catholic Herald

Xavier Rynne II

Letters from the Synod: October 28, 2019

There’s a Pony in Here Somewhere:  A Post-Synodal Reflection According to his longtime consigliere, Edwin Meese, President Ronald Reagan must have told the “pony joke”...

Letters from the synod 2019 – October 23

“Inculturation” and the Culture that is the Church by George Weigel “Inculturation” has been a buzzword throughout the Catholic world – and especially the...

Letters from the synod 2019 – October 18

“Guests” on Planet Earth? At a gathering of like-minded scribes and media commentators shortly after Synod-2019 began, one of our members flagged what seemed...

Letters from the Synod: October 14, 2019

On Saturday, October 12, the Thomistic Institute at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (familiarly known the Angelicum) hosted a conference in anticipation...

Letters from the Synod – October 11, 2019

THE NEO-COLONIALISM OF BISHOP KRÄUTLER There has been considerable venting about “neo-colonialism” in the first week of Synod-2019, the neocolonialists in question being various...

Letters from the Vatican #6

​​​​​​​How can the success or failure of the Vatican “abuse summit,” which concluded yesterday, be measured? A week ago, your editor suggested one analytic...

Letters from the Vatican #5

At the beginning of February, a month in which an intense, global media spotlight has been focused on the Catholicism’s struggles with clerical sexual...

Letters from the Vatican #4

“Grant, we pray, almighty God, that no tempests may disturb us, for you have set us fast on the rock of the Apostle Peter’s...