Category Archives: Pope Francis

VIDEO: Figuring out this pontificate

Here is a video from Michael Voris, who offers one point of view.
For your thoughtful, thought-filled, discussion.
Think before hitting that “Post” key.

Moderation queue is ON.
First comment: I wish they’d change the music at the end.

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A brief glance at articles analyzing the Pope Francis and Card. Burke saga

I have recently seen two analysis pieces about Card. Burke and Pope Francis and what’s up with this pontificate.
First, there is one by Russell Pollitt at The Daily Maverick.   It seems sort of deep and thoughtful at a first … Continue reading

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MAGISTER: “words and gestures left purposely vague”

At the Italian site Italia Oggi there is an interview with long-time vaticanista Sandro Magister.  He answers questions about Pope Francis and his pontificate.
Magister has been around for a while, working as a journalist for some 40 years.
I don’t have the energy … Continue reading

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Francis. He puzzles me sometimes.

There are times when I have listened to Pope Francis or have read what he has said, and I am left scratching my head.
I have stated here quite a few times that, sometimes, I have no idea what he is … Continue reading

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The Loosing of the Leash: Card. Burke appointed to Knights of Malta

And so the show has dropped. From today’s Bolletino.
Nomina del Patrono del Sovrano Militare Ordine di Malta
Il Santo Padre ha nominato Patrono del Sovrano Militare Ordine di Malta l’Em.mo Card. Raymond Leo Burke, finora Prefetto del Supremo Tribunale della Segnatura … Continue reading

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Pope Francis dismissed pedophile priest in Argentina from clerical state

Via AP
Pope excommunicates pedophile Argentine priest [Perhaps he was just dismissed from the clerical state? On the Diocesan site we read: El Obispado de San Isidro comunica que el Santo Padre ha decretado la dimisión del Pbro. José Mercau del … Continue reading

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New norms for the resignations of bishops

My spidey-sense has been tingling for a while now.  Given recent events and developments (e.g., the havoc of the latest Synod and the surprise outcomes) I have suspected that perhaps a few bishops in different regions around the world might … Continue reading

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John Allen on Pope Francis’ targeting of conservatives, traditionalists

Over at Crux (and my jury is still out… sort of… well… maybe not so much), John Allen posted something about how it seems that, under Pope Francis, conservatives and traditionalists are under fire.
Does Pope Francis have an enemies list?
In … Continue reading

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Pondering Francis: Part II

A while back I posted an entry entitled “Pondering Francis“.  I am trying to get my head around this enigmatic man who is now the Vicar of Christ.  He sends mixed signals.  Surely there is a way to decode some … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Did Card. Burke criticize Pope Francis? (Of course not, but the lexically challenged might not get that.)

Back on 17 October I posted a transcript of the now controversial interview Card. Burke did with BuzzFeed.  HERE  Those who read, can see what the transcript says.
But people don’t always read.
Dignitatis Humanae Institutute now weighs in about what Card. … Continue reading

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