Daily Archives: 3 April 2013

Reading Francis Through Benedict… no… really… try it!

A clever reader caught this and posted about it in the combox elsewhere. Compare a section of Pope Francis general audience today to Pope Benedict’s Jesus of Nazareth part II: One initial difference is that in the confessional tradition only … Continue reading

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Did this inspire Tolkien to write about The Precioussssss?

We have had a couple serious weeks around here, and so I am having a little fun with my blog today. Therefore, please go to read this VERY COOL piece at the History blog.  HERE. It has to do with … Continue reading

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Cool stuff in the mail

Today I received two issues of the newsletter of the Basilica of St. Peter in Rome, put out for years by the Reverenda Fabbrica di San Pietro… che non finisce mai, by the way.  I have every issue ever issued… … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Is it a sin for children to “play Mass”?

From a readerette: A few years ago, my brother-in-law related a story that his family had invited their (then) pastor to dinner one night. When the pastor arrived at the home, he saw my brother-in-law, then a child, playing priest, … Continue reading

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Learn more about Pope Francis and about Saint Francis

Do you want to know a little more about Pope Francis?  Publishers are getting up to speed. We know so much about Pope Benedict before his election.  In comparison, we don’t really know much about this new fellow. (Readers in … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ General Audience focused on women. Feminists aren’t going to be happy.

The text of Pope Francis’ general audience: Feminists and proponents of women’s ordination aren’t gonna be happy. My emphases and comments: Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today we turn to the Catechism of the Year of Faith. [Well!  He mentioned it … Continue reading

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