Daily Archives: 14 January 2014

Does Pope Francis appoint bishops without collegial consultation?

This is interesting. Do you remember my post and comments about Pope Francis and collegiality?  Collegiality: an inquiry This is from Sandro Magister: The pope gives, the pope takes away VATICAN CITY, January 14, 2014 – In addition to the … Continue reading

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Erosion of support for Pres. Obama’s attack on religious freedom

Tide of public opinion will swing against Obamacare…. er um… the so-called, misnamed, AFFORDABLE Care Act. Has your insurance been cancelled yet? First, people will see that it’s a bad idea which will cost far too much for far too … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Father’s sermons are simplistic

From a reader – QUAERITUR: The priest in my parish seems to be a very decent and holy Man; but his homilies are super simplistic and boil down to being good and faithful. He also tells a minimum of two jokes per homily. … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Voyage to Alpha Centauri: A Novel by Michael O’Brien

I recently finished reading Voyage to Alpha Centauri by Michael D. O’Brien. (UK LINK HERE) I hope he writes in this genre again! This novel deals with an expedition in the future aboard a massive, city-like ship the Kosmos to … Continue reading

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The Goldfinch

A while ago I was in New York City and I visited, eagerly, the Frick Gallery to see an exhibition of paintings from the Mauritshuis which is making its way around the world: Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Hals: Masterpieces of Dutch Painting from … Continue reading

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How ridiculous are things getting in the wake of The Francis Effect™? Here is a headline from Reuters.  I really hope that the otherwise bright Phil Pullella didn’t impose this: Pope, in nod to conservatives, calls abortion ‘horrific’ What a … Continue reading

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