Category Archives: Pope Francis

Fr. Sirico on the upcoming encyclical on the “environment”

Over at Acton Institute, find a post and a short video by Acton’s head Fr. Robert Sirico about the upcoming encyclical on the “environment”.   There is some good, basic information about encyclicals there, too. HERE
Fr. Sirico makes some good points … Continue reading

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Staff breaks? Staff it out!

So… Pope goes to Sarajevo.  He was to use the Paul VI style pastoral staff/crucifix along with his most favoritest vestments, which are by now so very very familiar.  Via Vatican Insider.
Problem: the Paul VI staff broke!
Oh dear… what a shame!
Thinking … Continue reading

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The upcoming “environment” encyclical, “human ecology”, and the everlasting pains of Hell

Some say that the Pope’s next encyclical – on the “environment” – will be called “Laudato sii“.  Some say that that’s Latin.   No.  It isn’t.  It’s the 13th Umbrian which St. Francis of Assisi would have known and in which … Continue reading

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Some Monday Vatican drilling

You all should check out today’s Monday Vatican by Andrea Gagliarducci.
This week Andrea drills into the circumstances and implications of the recently election of Card. Tagle of Manila as head of Caritas International.
Here is one section:
The progressive wing likes Cardinal … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “We don’t go to Mass to adore Jesus…”?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Last summer I heard a bishop say, “We don’t go to Mass to adore Jesus…” (I was too shocked to hear why we do go.) Last week, my own priest in his homily, said something to the effect … Continue reading

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Pope Francis did two really cool things

First, yesterday, Pope Francis went to a parish near Ostia (Rome’s ancient port where St. Augustine’s mother, St. Monica, died – today is her feast in the traditional calendar). Before saying Mass, His Holiness heard confessions!
Fathers… hear confession!
Second, the Pope … Continue reading

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A curious lacuna in ‘Misericordiae vultus’, the Bull for the Holy Year of Mercy

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Today I was reading Misericordiae vultus and noticed that, in section 15 on the Works of Mercy, [Pope Francis] gives both full lists of 7 works, and then goes on to expand on all 7 of the Corporal Works … Continue reading

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The Wanderer’s Open Letter to Pope Francis

Over at my old stomping grounds, The Wanderer, there is an open letter to Pope Francis.
Remember… we should all being asking our duly appointed pastors and Pope Francis himself to name St. Pope John Paul II Doctor of the Church! … Continue reading

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Interesting SSPX development in Buenos Aires

I received some interesting email from one of you alert readers about something going on with the SSPX in, of all places, Buenos Aires.
This looks legit. From the website of the Argentinian Boletino, you can see the resolution. Using the search … Continue reading

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PETITION TO POPE FRANCIS: Declare St. John Paul II “Doctor of the Church”!

I, Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, do hereby petition our Holy Father, Pope Francis, to declare St. John Paul II
Doctor of the Church.
I ask that St. John Paul II, who instituted the Feast of Divine Mercy, be declared Doctor of the Church … Continue reading

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