Category Archives: Reading Francis Through Benedict

Dippy coverage from Reuters on Pope Francis’ General Audience

It is hard to imagine how wrong newsies can be… and then you run into the abysmally twisted report from Reuters about what Pope Francis said today in his Wednesday audience about women. Pope stresses “fundamental” value of women in … Continue reading

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Reading Francis Through Benedict… no… really… try it!

A clever reader caught this and posted about it in the combox elsewhere. Compare a section of Pope Francis general audience today to Pope Benedict’s Jesus of Nazareth part II: One initial difference is that in the confessional tradition only … Continue reading

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One look at Pope Francis’s first Holy Week. Fr. Z responds with brief manifesto.

Many people don’t know that Pope Francis planned to write his thesis on Romano Guardini, the distinguished theologian and liturgist who had a profound influence on Joseph Ratzinger.  Ratzinger even named one of his most important books with the same title … Continue reading

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