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“What then to say of Pope Francis?”

Many people are confused by this Pope.  Some are angry.  Some are elated. Some are nearly unhinged in spittle-flecked nutties.
My friend Fr. Eduard Perrone of Assumption Grotto in Detroit delivered a thoughful sermon about Pope Francis.
Thus… Fr. Perrone.  We begin well … Continue reading

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Pope Francis on Confession and Confessors

The Holy Father speaks of confession, the Sacrament of Penance, not rarely.
He just gave the Pope’s annual address to a group which participates in a workshop held by the Sacra Penitenzieria Apostolica.  I did that workshop several times.  I urge … Continue reading

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Pope Francis to play himself in a movie… uh huh. POLL

UPDATE 2 Feb:
See below…
____ ORIGINAL  Published on: Feb 1, 2016
From Variety (not The Onion… not Eye of the Tiber):
Pope Francis will play himself in the new religious movie “Beyond the Sun,” marking his acting debut and the first time that a pope … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ 80th year of life. Will he resign? Fr. Z speculates.

Left-leaning Crux has a piece from left-leaning AP’s left-leaning Nicole Winfield about Pope Francis’ entering his 80th year of life (his 79th birthday is today, 17 December – Happy Birthday, Holy Father… maybe take a few weeks off?  Maybe?).
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Papal airplane presser. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Once again, I am getting a stream of emails from people about the state of the Church and about Pope Francis.
I redirect the readership back to my Long View Approach™ and say “breathe deeply… in.. out… in… out….”
Remember, every pontificate of … Continue reading

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Hard views of Pope Francis from Spectators

I bring to your attention a couple hard-hitting pieces not for the purposes of depressing you, but informing you.
I’ve advised elsewhere that if this pontificate, or perhaps “parenthesis”, is getting you down, then stop paying so much attention to the … Continue reading

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Pope Francis wants a transformation of the papacy and a synodal Church

Since the beginning of the pontificate of Pope Francis – or could we coin a new phrase? The “periphery of Pope Francis”? – I have been saying that his aim is to weaken the Roman Curia. HERE and HERE and … Continue reading

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Off the cuff Francis on the family

Francis in Philadelphia speaking off the cuff about the family with a more or less simultaneous translator.
Start at 1:58:29 to about 2:20:30

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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 to … 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 XVI … 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 1993 … Continue reading

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

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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 said he goes … 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 all networks) … Continue reading

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