Category Archives: Pope Francis

Pope Francis: “Some will awake for eternal life, others for everlasting shame”

The liturgy wars are probably going to flare up again.  Not long ago the Pope changed the way that liturgical translations are approved and then, in an informal manner, suggested a few interpretive principles, none of which he has codified.  … Continue reading

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UPDATES: Former theologian of US Bishops Doctrine Committee on Church under Pope Francis

UPDATE:

Fr. Thomas Weinandy has been fired by the @USCCB https://t.co/ip0CdkWtJW pic.twitter.com/fqeuNh8oB2
— Matthew Schmitz (@matthewschmitz) November 1, 2017

More updates to come… look below.
Originally Published on: Nov 1, 2017 @ 11:38
Read at Crux, the piece about Fr. Thomas Weinandy comments on what … Continue reading

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How Pope John Paul II once saved a fallen priest from despair, homelessness and alcoholism

I have come to dread interviews with Popes.  I have from the beginning of the interviews decades ago.  I generally read them anyway because, well, I have to, don’t I.
The recent book interview / conversation with Dominique Wolton released in … Continue reading

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New Apostolic Letter Motu Proprio changes law about preparation, approval of liturgical translations

Today a new Apostolic Letter Motu Proprio was issued under the Latin title “Magnum principium”.   In various languages HERE (including the Latin text).
There’s a lot to say.  I can’t now be exhaustive. Also, I want to read slowly the commentary … Continue reading

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Pope Francis saw a psychoanalyst every week for six months

His Holiness of Our Lord has made an interesting revelation. See the story at the UK’s best Catholic weekly (for which I also write), the Catholic Herald.
Pope Francis saw a psychoanalyst every week for six months when he was 42, … Continue reading

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First thoughts on Pope Francis’ address to Italian liturgists

His Holiness of our Lord gave a speech to participants at a national assembly of Italian liturgists.  HERE
Given what I have seen and heard in Italy, my mind reels in dread at the very notion of a room full of … Continue reading

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Putin v. Francis – FAKE NEWS

Claimed: Russian Prime Minister and former-KGB Lt Colonel Vladimir Putin has offered some rather negative comments about His Holiness Pope Francis.
QUAERITUR: Is this “fake news”?
Sure looks like it.
From Your News Wire (my emphases and comments):
Putin: ‘Pope Francis Is Not A Man Of … Continue reading

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Did Pope Francis insult some young priests? Fr. Z opines and tells a story.

This isn’t the sort of thing that should pull much of our attention or energy.  However, I have been asked about it in email by a surprising number of people, including priests.
It seems that the site Messa in latino picked up … Continue reading

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Brief explanation of “heroic virtue” v. “ordinary virtue” in light of the new path to beatification.

Pope Francis, yesterday, issued a document by which he established a third iter or path for a process of beatification.
Hitherto, in processes for beatification, unless one is determined to have been a martyr, it has been necessary for a “Servant of … Continue reading

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Tosatti about Burke about Müller and Peters about Humanae vitae

“And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.”
The case of the former Prefect of the CDF, Gerhard Ludwig Card. Müller … Continue reading

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