Daily Archives: 13 March 2015

NRO: Pope Francis Enters His Third Year of Scolding Introverts

At NRO, Nicholas Frankovich, a deputy managing editor, has some sharp comments on Pope Francis as he begins the third year of his pontificate. You can sense the frustration in his commentary, along with his hope. There is a lot … Continue reading

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Ross Douthat: three groups of Pope Francis’ critics on the ‘right’

The insightful Ross Douthat of, remarkably, Hell’s Bible (aka New York Times) has some comments about Pope Francis’ critics on the right.  This is worth your time.  It is long, so we’ll have just a taste here.  Keep in mind that … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Priest sings final blessing like a Disney song

From a reader… QUAERITUR: A priest sings the Final Blessing at Mass in a Disney-like “chant” as follows: “May the blessing of God be upon you, the blessing of The Father and The Son, and may the Spirit of God, the Spirit … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: According to Paul VI do female readers have to remain outside the sanctuary?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Greeting Father! Corpus Christi Watershed has an interesting post regarding female altar servers: In this article they mention Pope Paul VI allowing the use of female readers. It shows clearly they are allowed only when a male is … Continue reading

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On the 2nd anniversary of his election to the See of Peter, Pope Francis announced a Jubilee Year “of Mercy”. The Jubilee will begin with the opening of the Holy Door of St. Peter’s Basilica on the 8 December 2015, … Continue reading

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