Category Archives: Pope Francis

Wherein Pope Francis wears a maniple and kisses the foot of his predecessor

From a reader… I have been watching the Holy Father offer Mass for the feast of St. Peter and St. Paul. It appears that he is wearing a maniple! HERE I first notice it at 31:32. Okay… let’s have a look. … Continue reading

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Another papal trip, another papal presser, another papal kerfuffle

The usual unusual suspects are over the moon that Pope Francis made comments about “gays” (I detest the twisting of that once fine word) where else but on an airplane.  Other suspects are shredding their garments. Frankly, this is much … Continue reading

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A priest’s plea: “Please, Holy Father: Enough”

My friend Msgr. Charles Pope has a piece at the National Catholic Register which echoes what I have heard and read from many priests.  He is as vexed as many priests about some off-the-cuff remarks made by His Holiness the Pope … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Coordinated prayer for Pope Francis against diabolical attack

My friend Fr. Byers wrote to ask for help with something. HERE He suggests that people all over the world pray at the say time each day (early morning Rome time) to ask God to protect Pope Francis from diabolical … Continue reading

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Pope Francis v. Pope Francis about indissolubility and marriage

So Pope Francis in unofficial off-the-cuff remarks says that the majority of marriages are invalid because people don’t get what marriage is.   Those off-the-cuff remarks were quickly amended and are now the official off-the-cuff remarks, whatever that means. I was … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ latest remarks on the majority of marriages being invalid

His Holiness the Pope does like an opportunity to talk, and he readily offers off-the-cuff remarks which, while at times interesting and entertaining and sometimes insightful or helpful – or not – are not moments when he is teaching for … Continue reading

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Damian Thompson asks: “Is the Pope Catholic?”

At Heat Street, Damian Thompson asks: “Is the Pope Catholic?” That site is a mess to read, so let’s see some of it here.  My emphases and comments: Is the Pope Catholic? Here’s Why Many of Pope Francis Flock Aren’t … Continue reading

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A moral theologian tackles difficulties in #AmorisLaetitia

In Catholic World Report there is some analysis of Amoris laetitia. The writer first contrasts himself with others who think that the Exhortation is not magisterial in nature. That doesn’t mean that he doesn’t find problems.  For example: […] 2. Doctrine … Continue reading

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Card. Müller’s remarks on ‘Amoris laetitia’ – some analysis

We must deal soberly with the ramifications of the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Amoris laetitia.   Despite some of its advantages, the document has problems. A friend sent an email with some interesting analysis, which I am reworking and posting hereunder. Sandro Magister … Continue reading

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For Francis, the Church’s doctrine is subordinated to the primary value of mercy

If you, like I do, suffer from Amoris defetiscenia, you might be clicking past pieces you see about the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation.  I confess that I have to fight the temptation to tune out and just ignore the document and its coverage.  Alas, … Continue reading

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