Category Archives: Pope Francis

ASK FATHER: Did Francis say something heretical about God and our sins?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: You always about going to confession and that’s great!  But I read in a Catholic Herald article that in a speech about confession Pope Francis said that God ‘forgets’ our sins.   How can that be?  Is this … Continue reading

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Jesuit-run Amerika aims at Francis’ “detractors”. Incoherence ensues.

Jesuit-run Amerika Magazine trotted out a piece by a Barcelona-based Jesuit professor of theology which claims to explain why certain, primarily northern, theologians reject Pope Francis’ theology. The article intentionally misconstrues what it is about Francis’ teaching that seriously alarms more … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Fr. Murray, Prof. Royal on EWTN on Francis’ latest PPP (Papal Plane Presser) comments

My friends Fr. Murray and Prof. Royal were on EWTN with Raymond Arroyo’s The World Over. They discussed Francis’ comments during the latest PPP (papal plane presser).

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@FatherZ responds to @PhilipPullella of Reuters about the Holy Spirit and the elections of Popes

I had retweeted my friend Fr. Blake’s tweet. I don’t see this continuous criticism from our beloved Holy Father as Christlike, I find it painful and destrucitve of faith and unity, and contrary to the action of the Holy Spirit’s … Continue reading

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A roundup on Francis and “schism”

Like chimps flinging their own poo, the screeching papalatrous catholic Left have been launching the word “schism” at their faithful and concerned Catholic targets. Here are some thoughts from smart observers about the latest jaw-dropping PPP (papal plane presser).  Transcript HERE … Continue reading

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Article explains a lot about Bergoglio/Francis, Amazon Synod, connection with Liberation Theology

LifeSite has an important article for understanding more about Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now Francis. The article stems from a 47 year old photo which shows a group who attended a conference in 1972, including Bergoglio, Liberation Theologian and now-laicized Leonardo … Continue reading

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Francis: ‘It is an honor when Americans attack me’

From the Catholic Herald: Pope Francis: ‘It is an honor when Americans attack me’ The Pope’s spokesman later clarified that the Pontiff ‘always considers criticisms an honor’, particularly from ‘an important nation’ Pope Francis told a reporter that it is … Continue reading

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Letter of Francis to priests

Today, Sunday 4 August, in the Novus Ordo calendar Feast of St. John Vianney, Patron of Priests, a Letter of Francis to priests was released. Perhaps it was released in anticipation of the Feast of St. John Vianney celebrated on … Continue reading

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BOOKS RECEIVED: Taylor Marshall’s “Infiltration: The Plot to Destroy the Church from Within”

Prayers, please. I am down with a head cold, very stuffed up, head-achy, and fatigued. Hence, I am catching up on some reading.  I have a stack of … no, rather … stacks and stacks of books pressing on me, … Continue reading

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Francis: Church Must Learn to Abandon Old ‘Traditions’

Today is the Feast of St. Vincent of Lérins.  He bequeathed to the generations a few principles of identifying sound doctrine.  I wrote something at length about that HERE.   It might be a good idea to read that in tandem … Continue reading

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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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