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10 less than perfectly reported points about Pope Francis’ US trip

I direct the readership’s attention to a helpful contribution from Acton Institute (which you should share with as many as possible in order to provoke MS Fishwrap into a case of the vapors). I won’t share the whole thing. Go there … Continue reading

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Pope Francis to US Congress on threats to the family

As I am in Tokyo, I haven’t kept my eyes glued to coverage of the papal visit of Pope Francis. I did, however, tune in via Slingbox to watch His Holiness address Congress. I had wished for stronger, clearer, obvious, … Continue reading

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Should Congressman boycott Pope Francis?

I am on vacation, so I don’t want to drift to far into the papal visit (which I am not closely following right now).  I might add this, however: While we don’t expect anything along the lines of what Benedict … Continue reading

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Not everything is “Rah! Rah! Francis!”, even in the MSM

There is a lot of energy swirling around and about the Holy Father’s visit to Cuba and, soon, to these United States.  I’ve already heard MSM hype about how Francis is the pretty much the first Pope who has ever … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ #HamRadio Saturday – Viva la Habana!

I don’t have special news from the last week, since I have been traveling and otherwise busy. However, as I type, I have the EWTN feed on for Pope Francis’ arrival in Cuba.  The EWTN announcer reminded us that since … Continue reading

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Pope Francis goes to confession “every 15 or 20 days”.

Check out Fr. Z’s 20 Tips For Making A Good Confession During an interview with a Portuguese radio station, Pope Francis spoke about his own discipline with the sacrament of penance. HERE At the end of the interview, the Pope … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Pope Francis in a “town hall” TV broadcast on ABC

Check out the update I added about the MSM coverage of the Pope’s great moment on abortion in ABC’s otherwise cringeworthy “townhall”.  Below. ____ ORIGINAL Published on: Sep 5, 2015 While I am confused about why ABC (and not other networks or … Continue reading

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New lenses for the Pope

I can’t say I saw this one coming. The Pope went to an optical shop – I am not making this up – the Pope went to an optical shop the Via del Babuino (that’s a street in Rome) to … Continue reading

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Confused about Pope Francis? You have company!

William Oddie has an interesting piece at the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald (represented recently by Crisis which is growing in my estimation) about Pope Francis’ modus operandi. If you are confused sometimes about what Pope Francis does or what he says… … Continue reading

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Pope Francis attended Mass in St. Peter’s on Feast of St. Pius X

This is rather interesting. According to ZENIT in Italian, the Holy Father showed up in St. Peter’s Basilica the other morning to pray at the altar and tomb of St. Pius X for his saintly predecessor’s feast. He sat down … Continue reading

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Does Pope Francis strike you as being easily scared?

I saw this at The Telegraph: Donald Trump to the Pope: ‘Isil wants to get you’ Donald Trump says he would not allow the Pope to criticise capitalism if they were to meet face to face, and would scare him … Continue reading

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You are the periphery which can revitalize the Church!

Some time ago, I wrote HERE: If there is a malaise in the Church today, if there is an interior decay (and there is), then [as Pope Francis says] we should look to peripheries for that which can help to … Continue reading

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The Flag, Pope Francis, Cuba and Religious Freedom

Look… Pope’s meet with all sorts of people.  That said, I direct your attention to a piece at USA Today by Nichols Hahn of Real Clear Religion.  My emphases. Havana’s U.S. flag no victory for pope: Column Secretary of State John Kerry’s … Continue reading

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Latin Tweet from Pope Francis

Rancisrancis tweeted: Viam amori Dei in cordibus nostris demus ut demus ex nostris cordibus aliis nosmetipsos. Discuss! (Hint… note the style!)

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Pope Francis’ General Audience on the divorced and remarried

At his Wednesday General Audience, His Holiness Pope Francis spoke on the situation of the divorced and civilly remarried.   The MSM has inadequate reports about what the Pope said. First, let’s be clear about something. People who marry in … Continue reading

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