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Why did Card. Rodriguez publicly criticize nay-saying German theology professors?

I have been thinking more about His Eminence Oscar Card. Rodriguez Maradiaga’s shot in the German newspaper at Archbp. Gerhard Müller of the CDF.  HERE
In his public criticism Card. Rodriguez said of Müller:
Er ist Deutscher – ja, ich muss das … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ new interview: damage control on “trickle down” economics?

Interviews.  Interviews. Interviews.
Pope Francis gave an interview to La Stampa.
In the newest interview, the Holy Father is asked about reactions to his odd economic observations in Evangelii gaudium.
My translation:
Some passages in Evangelii gaudium attracted accusations from American ultra-conservatives.  [For an … Continue reading

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An observation for Mr. Novak on Pope Francis and “trickle-down” in EG 54

I note that Michael Novak has tackled the issue of the Pope’s comment on economics in the Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii gaudium.  He had an interview with National Review.
Alas, I think Mr. Novak got a couple things wrong.
In a summary/commentary on the … Continue reading

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Andrew Napolitano reacts to Pope Francis comments on economics

I am close to being done with Pope Francis Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii gaudium. Let’s remember that it is not an encyclical. It is not even an Apostolic Letter. It’s only an Exhortation.
It is, however, an Exhortation which has some puzzling … Continue reading

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Evangelii gaudium 54 (“trickle-down economics”). Significant translation error changed meaning.

I have mentioned that people have raised translation problems with the new Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii gaudium. I posted under another entry about problems with par. 54, which in the English translation mentions “trickle-down” economics.
Since that other post delved into more things … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Fr. Sirico of Acton Institute reacts to Evangelii gaudium

Fr. Robert Sirico of Acton Institute has a video with a reaction to Pope Francis’ Evangelii gaudium.  He has sincere questions for the Pope.
This is useful.

Also useful is a short excerpt from the series Poverty Cure which explores the possibilities of … Continue reading

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Francis has succeeded in doing what no Pope has ever done: divide the ‘c’atholic Left

Read reactions and analysis of Evangelii gaudium and you will quickly see that the catholic Left’s take on the Apostolic Exhortation inexorably veers into “Isn’t it great that the Pope hates traditionalists? He’s one of us!”
Heh heh.  Not so much.
The catholic Left … Continue reading

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Evangelii gaudium 138: Sermons should be brief. How brief is “brief”? POLL

Are we now too impatient to receive even good preaching?  Should we, therefore, dumb preaching down?
Those who are familiar with the Fathers of the Church know all too well that their sermons were often pretty long, well over an hour.  Think of … Continue reading

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Evangelii gaudium: Translation issues, problems

I am detecting rumblings that the English translation of the Pope’s new (first) Apostolic Exhortation is not so hot and that it may be, in some key places misleading.
There are always going to be differences in opinion about how to … Continue reading

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First comment on the Pope’s new Apostolic Exhortation

The new Apostolic Exhortation is out: Evangelii gaudium.  In English it is some 51000 words.  It is a slog.
It is not an encyclical.  It is not an apostolic letter.  It is only an apostolic exhortation.
I caution all of you (and myself as … Continue reading

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