Tag Archives: Pope Francis

Bp. Morlino (D. Madison) on EWTN – talking sense

A few days ago, The Extraordinary Ordinary, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, was on with Raymond Arroyo of EWTN.
Bp. Morlino spoke about what Pope Francis is up to, what is going on in the divorced … Continue reading

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Pope Francis condones beating children

The catholic Left hangs on every word that the Pope has, might, could utter about global warning and redistribution of wealth.  They can’t wait to see the next airplane presser or daily off the cuff fervorino, which they hold to have … Continue reading

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Pope Francis will no longer impose the pallium on Archbishops

A letter dated 12 January was sent out to all the nunciatures by Msgr. Guido Marini, the papal Master of Ceremonies.  HERE
Pope Francis has changed the way the pallium will be distributed to new Metropolitan Archbishops.
The pallium is a liturgical … Continue reading

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Pope Francis says: GO TO CONFESSION!

Pope Francis is nothing if not interesting.   When he goes off text or speaks off the cuff… anything can happen.  The usual result is that we are left stopped in our tracks and scratching our heads, trying to figure … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: “Paul VI… had the strength to defend openness to life.”

From EWTN news:
Pope Francis took the opportunity during an address to families in the Philippines to praise Blessed Pope Paul VI’s encyclical opposing contraception and affirming Church teaching on sexuality and human life.
The Pope spoke Friday to families gathered at … Continue reading

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So the Pope and some journalists walk into an airplane…

I am sensing a pattern.
The Holy Father takes a trip.  The Holy Father talks to journalists on the plane.  The Holy Father is asked a question about a hot button issue.  The Holy Father speaks off the cuff.  The Press … Continue reading

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Francis, Cardinals and the Peripheries

I have occasionally written about the significance of “peripheries” for Pope Francis.  Today Andrea Gagliarducci drills into the topic, in view of the upcoming consistory and the nomination of new cardinals.
A taste:
Since becoming pope, Francis has asked the Church repeatedly … Continue reading

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The “Francis Effect” and remembering to talk about God

Be sure to check out Andrea Galiarducci’s latest Monday Vatican analysis.
“A must today as ever: Talking about God in light of Pope Francis’ missionary push”
Galiarducci opines that Pope Francis has had some success in polishing the Church’s image. Francis has … Continue reading

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Pope Francis greets Curia for Christmas, and rips them to shreds

Each year it is customary for the Roman Pontiff to meet and greet members of the Roman Curia just before Christmas. The Pope gives an address. Often that address is a kind of “State of the Union”, describing things that … Continue reading

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Past and present Vatican, Church involvement in Cuban affairs – Status quaestionis

I am beginning to admire more and more the analysis of things Vatican by Andrea Galiarducci, who writes for CNA.
He has a status questionis post on Pope Francis and the involvement, past and present, of the Catholic Church in matters … Continue reading

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