Category Archives: Pope Francis

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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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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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