Daily Archives: 15 March 2013

A personal note

Dear readers, I have had some connection problems and so forth.  I have posted less often than one might expect a prolific poster to post. I need a little space to absorb and sort and parse and divide and contrast … Continue reading

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POLL: First impression of Pope Francis, on a scale of 1-10

While we are in his first hours and days as Pope, let’s hear about first impressions.   Anyone, even non-registered readers, can vote.  The software shouldn’t be able to track who you are.  I invite other bloggers to spread the … Continue reading

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Who was St. Francis of Assisi? Check out a great new biography.

Fr. Augustine Thompson, OP, who posts here now and then, fairly recently published a new biography about St. Francis of Assisi.  This might be a good book for your parish priest or for seminarians or for yourself, as we watch … Continue reading

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Pope Francis – the real deal – has Audience with Cardinals

Today I took in the Audience Pope Francis held for the College of Cardinals in the Sala Clementina.  It was entirely charming. There was a little scare, however.  After the first greeting by the Dean of the College, Card Sodano, … Continue reading

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What Did St. Francis Really Say?

Now that we have a Pope named Francis, and we know that he intended to invoke St. Francis of Assisi, we might delve into Francis looking for some clues as to what (we hope) the new Pope might be up … Continue reading

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Putting Popes in Perspective

From Astronomy Pic of the Day comes this fascinating shot of a CME (Coronal Mass Ejection), a comet, and your planet. The Comet PanSTARRS, which brightened and was visible for the papal election process (along with another comet, by the … Continue reading

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