Category Archives: Pope Francis

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 read this…

VILNIUS, … 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 explosive … Continue reading

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BOOKS RECEIVED: A hard look at Francis in Spanish by Argentinian author

Books arrive from publishers and from readers.
For those of you who read Spanish, you might check out a volume which came to me in Kindle form.
“No lo conozco”: Del Iscariotismo a la Apostasía (Spanish Edition) by Antonio Caponnetto
US HERE – … Continue reading

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Ed Feser: Why Archbishop Viganò is almost certainly telling the truth… #V

Very smart philosopher Edward Feser has posted his assessment of The Viganò Testimony.  I won’t go into detail.  You can visit over there.  However, let’s see where he goes:
There are five considerations that seem to me to make it very … Continue reading

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Rumor Volat: Shouts in the piazza during Sunday Angelus Address

There is a phrase: Rumor volat… Rumor, hearsay, noise flies”.   In this case, this may be just so much noise, but today during the Angelus in Rome “noise flew” in St. Peter’s Square.
I want to be careful with this.   It is worth … Continue reading

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Francis’ Four Guiding Postulates include: “Conflict cannot be ignored or concealed. It has to be faced.”

“What is Francis doing?”
This is a question I get again and again in my mailbox.
I am at a loss.
This morning, however, it occurred to me that we might return to Francis’ “four postulates” which he included in his programatic document Evangelii … Continue reading

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Francis, generally voluble, now surprisingly mum

Ubi loqui et debet et potuit, qui tacet consentire videtur.
Washington Examiner:
Pope Francis normally won’t stop talking. He’s picked a funny time to go silent
by Becket Adams
| August 30, 2018 01:08 PM
For a guy who loves to talk, Pope Francis sure … Continue reading

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The Pope responds about the Viganò Testimony. What he said and what he, maybe, really said.

On the airplane returning to Rome from Ireland, the Pope responded with a non-response to a question from the press about the Testimony issued by Archbp. Carlo Maria Viganò.

What he said…  watch the body language with the words.
“Read the statement … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 166: Archbp. Viganò testifies about corruption and cover up. Pope Francis knew.

Ed Pentin of the National Catholic Register, the best and most reliable working Vaticanista, has received and released an 11-page testimony from Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, former Nuncio to these USA.  Viganò reveals a great deal about who knew what about … Continue reading

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Italian article by Marco Tosatti: Homoheresy and homopraxis. Why doesn’t the Pope call the problems by their name? Possible answers.

I know some of you out there read Italian.  Even clerics who went to the NAC can probably read a little!  o{];¬)
At Marco Tossati’s site there is a longish but deeply informative article:
OMOERESIA E OMOPRAXIA. PERCHÈ IL PAPA NON CHIAMA I … Continue reading

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Insightful observation about Pope Francis – UPDATES!

UPDATE 14 Aug 1355 UTC:
The cat is out of the bag, but the chase is on.
The quote, below, has been removed at ZENIT and replaced with ellipsis.

But, for the moment at least, it is still at Rosica’s site “Salt and … Continue reading

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Did the catholic Left and homosexualists ignore Pope Francis’ words about seminarians?

The other day Pope Francis told the Italian bishops not to admit homosexual men as seminarians.    I wrote a post about it HERE.  CNA also reported it.   Reuters had it.
“If there’s a doubt about homosexuality, it’s better not to … Continue reading

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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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