Category Archives: Pope Francis

Benedict XVI’s recent essay is a subtle correction of Amoris laetitia ch. 8

At Crisis find analysis by Richard A. Spinello of Benedict XVI’s recent explanation for The Present Crisis. The writer says that Benedict has, between the lines, criticized Amoris laetitia. I also, a couple says back, saw a piece arguing that … Continue reading

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Francis and the Deaconess Study Commission

At Crux Charles Collins (quondam Vatican Radio speaker) has some cleared-eye comments on recent remarks made on an airplane trip by Francis about the possibility of the ordination of women to the diaconate. In his view, and I agree, Francis … Continue reading

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Pope Francis kneels, kisses the feet of the leader of South Sudan

From Vatican Insider: Papa Francesco bacia i piedi ai leader del Sud Sudan: basta guerre Il Pontefice in ginocchio davanti al presidente Salva Kiir e ai vicepresidenti designati del Paese africano che dovranno avviare a maggio un nuovo governo: «La … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Francis’ Mass ad orientem at Loreto and… something else

Two videos of Francis at Loreto, where the Holy House is venerated. First, the whole Mass Francis celebrated… ad orientem.   Take careful note of the dreadful music, with which Italians are regularly afflicted.  Mass starts at about 14:00. No concelebration. … Continue reading

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CRISIS on The Francis Effect

At Crisis today, there is a no-holds-barred piece in the wake of the seriously disappointing Rome “summit” that concluded recently. Jonathan B. Coe is the author. Understanding and Combating the Francis Effect This is a brutally blunt offering. The first … Continue reading

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Run, don’t walk, to Crisis…. NOW!

Run, don’t walk, to Crisis…. NOW! Francis Allies Reveal Their Plans for Revolutionary Change HERE Read the whole thing.  Take careful notice of all the links in the text. Discuss. Moderation queue is ON.

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Another look at Catholic/Islamic statement: “diversity of religions … are willed by God in His wisdom”

What about that joint document of Francis and the Imam? Francis signed something that very strongly suggested that God wills, in his active/positive will, a diversity of religions.  This is impossible.   The only way to interpret that in a Christian … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 169: Bp. Athanasius Schneider on “the only God-willed religion”

The terrific and courageous Bp. Athanasius Schneider, auxiliary in Astana, has sent out for wide distribution an essay entitled The Gift of Filial Adoption The Christian Faith: the only valid and the only God-willed religion Clearly, from the title, this … Continue reading

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St. Francis and the Sultan: What really happened in 1219 in Catholic Muslim dialogue?

The Islamic/Catholic Fraternity document has caused a stir.  I wrote about a neuralgic point in it, yesterday, and some people had a spittle-flecked nutty. There is more to say about that document.  I’ll get to it again, soon. I suspect … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “I’m seriously considering adopting some form of sedevacantism”

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father, I’ll get straight to the point: I’m having difficulty believing that the Pope is the head of the Church. I know that regarding the past heresies Popes were often negligent in carrying out their duty to oppose error, … Continue reading

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Wherein Francis gives Tanquerey as Tonic to the Curia

  I must say that Francis hasn’t lost his penchant for springing surprises. Yesterday was the annual audience with the Roman Curia for their exchange of Christmas greetings, etc.  The “etc.” has also in years past included a couple of … Continue reading

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The Negative Power of Silence

Perhaps you have the same reaction that I have.  One of the things that provokes in me the worst sort of anxiety is being told that something is up, but not being told what it is.  For example, you are … Continue reading

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Crisis: “The Pope as Supreme Being”

Run, don’t walk, to read James Kalb’s piece at Crisis entitled: “The Pope as Supreme Being”.

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Francis trades quips with Polish photographer in Vilnius

If AP is to be believed about anything having to with the Church or with Francis, AP has an interesting tid bit about Francis’ present trip to Lithuania. First, remember the great photo of John Paul II by Grzegorz Galazka? Now … Continue reading

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Henry Sire: “Archbishop Viganò is now living in fear of his life, quite literally.”

From the Twitter feed of the author of The Dictator Pope. 1) IMPORTANT NEWS: my sources confirm that Archbishop Viganò is now living in fear of his life, quite literally. As everyone knows, Archbishop Viganò went into hiding after his … Continue reading

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