Category Archives: Pope Francis

Pope Francis on homosexual seminarians: This bridge is closed!

At Vatican Insider I spotted something interesting.  Each Spring the Italian bishops have a plenary meeting at the Vatican’s Paul VI hall, in the smaller hall where the Synod usually meets.  The Pope attends at least part of the meeting.  … Continue reading

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Does Pope Francis have a “long game” strategy?

We had a phrase in the Curia that described our approach to some questions and challenges: Cunctando regitur mundus.   This is a fundamental dimension of Romanitas: the world is ruled by delaying.
You outwait your opponents, rather than outwit them.  Think Cincinnatus and the … Continue reading

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R.J. Snell reviews @DouthatNYT book about Pope Francis and his pontificate

At Public Discourse, R.J. Snell (director of the Center on the University and Intellectual Life for the Witherspoon Institute in Princeton, NJ) looks at Ross Douthat’s recent book for the 5th anniversary of the pontificate of Pope Francis.
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Rex and Douthat on the edges and contours of the “Francis Effect”

At First Things, there is an essay cum review by Richard Rex (professor of Reformation history at Cambridge ) of Ross Douthat’s recent book: To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism
I wrote about Michael “Wile E. Coyote” Winters’ … Continue reading

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Author of “The Dictator Pope” revealed (officially) and book format now available

Some people were clued in a long time ago, but were asked to keep it under wraps.  Now it is out in the open.
The Dictator Pope (revised and updated) – now available in hard copy from Regnery for pre-order (23 April … Continue reading

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Pew Research Center looks at Pope Francis’ numbers 5 years into his pontificate

At the site of the Pew Research Center you can read about the survey about Pope Francis five years into his pontificate.   The numbers are on the move.   They also, in surveying Americans, break the numbers down according to political leanings.
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Video interview with Phil Lawler about book on Pope Francis: Lost Shepherd

I’m still reading the book, which will be vilified – with its author – by papalotrous libs who will not have read it.  The New catholic Red Guards don’t permit questions.  They don’t have to read, either.  They react.
Lost Shepherd: How … Continue reading

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Must view video.   Fr. Gerald Murray and Prof. Robert Royal comment

Must view video.   Fr. Gerald Murray and Prof. Robert Royal comment on what’s going on.
In the wake of the Letter to Argentinian Bishop being placed in the AAS and of Il Papa Dittatore… just watch.

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Anonymous “Dictator Pope” author hunted by the Vatican

A few days ago wrote about the hard-hitting recently released on Kindle in Italian and in English.  The author wrote under a pen name.
Controversial Book about Pope Francis: “The Dictator Pope”
In Italian – US HERE – UK HERE
In English – US HERE – UK HERE
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Fr. Blake on That Book – “The Dictator Pope”

A couple people in my email have referred to the pseudo-anonymous offering Il Papa Dittatore – The Dictator Pope as “The Book”.  My post HERE
No… The Book™ remains  Remaining in the Truth of Christ: Marriage and Communion in the Catholic Church – US HERE – UK HERE
However, Il … Continue reading

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