Daily Archives: 18 March 2013

What Does The Pope’s Motto Really Say? The Latin motto explained.

The motto of Pope, “Miserando Atque Eligendo” has aroused some people to send me questions.  What’s with the Latin?  What are those -nd- forms?  Are they gerundives?  People are getting some things wrong.
“Lowly and chosen”, some have suggested.   Noooooo.….
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I am thinking about those red shoes.

I am thinking about the infamous red shoes.  I am thinking about the non-wearing of the mozzetta.  I am thinking about the growing juxtaposition in some conversations of simple liturgy versus lofty liturgy.
Some people are saying, “O how wonderful it … Continue reading

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What Did St. Francis Really Say? – 3

Now that we have a Pope named Francis, and all sorts of people are making references to St. Francis of Assisi in an attempt to pigeonhole this new Pope, we should consider who Francis of Assisi really was, what he … Continue reading

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