Daily Archives: 2 October 2013

Pres. Obama praises Pope Francis for shaking off “obsession”

From Reuters:
Obama welcomes Pope Francis’ remarks on gays, abortion
Wed, Oct 02 17:03 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Wednesday welcomed Pope Francis’ recent remarks that the Catholic Church must shake off [blech]an obsession with teachings on abortion, contraception … Continue reading

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Registered or not, will you in your charity please take a moment look at the requests and to pray for the people about whom you read?
Continued from THESE.
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Pope Francis v. Medjugorje?

Someone alerted me to a piece at the Italian site Corrispondenza Romana about something that Pope Francis said during a morning “fervorino” at Mass.
My translation:
Last Saturday 7 September during his morning meditation in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae, … Continue reading

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Tornielli calls into question accuracy of Pope Francis’ interview. Fr. Z asks a serious question.

Andrea Tornielli has a piece today at Sacri Palazzi wherein he calls into question the veracity of Scalfari’s account of the interview with Pope Francis.
I don’t have time to translate the whole thing for you at the moment, since I … Continue reading

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Fr. Z asks your help for someone you know: Daniel Mitsui

I have written from time to time about the artist Daniel Mitsui.
First, right now, say a prayer for him and his family.
I now ask you to visit his online shop for reasons that will be obvious.  HERE
I read this on … Continue reading

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Wm. Oddie on the rumor about Marini and the CDW

William Oddie has a spot-on column at the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald.
A few comments before we get to the main course.
First, a few years ago a book came out over the name of (Archbishop) Piero Marini, the … Continue reading

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From whom demons withdraw in terror and pain

The world’s quicksand is shifting under our feet.  More than ever we need the help that God sends us through the loving help of our Guardian Angels.
Yes, there are angels.  Open your Bible and, within a few pages, you’ll find … Continue reading

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