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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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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 get … 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… or, … 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 in … 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 into silence … 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 revitalize … 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 historic flag-raising … 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 the Church and … Continue reading

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Catholics can respectfully disagree with Pope Francis on economics

My friend Fr. Gerry Murry has a good comment on Laura Ingraham’s new site, LifeZette (don’t ask me about that name, I’m not sure either).  My emphases and comments.
Can Capitalists Be Good Catholics?
Pope Francis warns of ‘subtle dictatorship’
by Fr. Gerry Murray
Pope … Continue reading

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3 views of Pope Francis after the South America trip

I bring to your attention three interesting analysis pieces about Pope Francis following his trip to South America.
First, check out George Weigel at National Review. My impression is that Mr. Weigel has drawn a line through the pontificate (at least … Continue reading

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Pope Francis given Hammer and Sickle “crucifix”, reacts “No está bien eso” … that’s not right.”

UPDATE: In fairness, I will add that there are some reports that what the Pope really said at the sight of the commie-crux is not, “No está bien eso”, as previously reported (“That’s not right”), but rather “No sabía eso” or “Eso … Continue reading

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Ed Peters on Pope Francis’ remarks about “separation” of spouses

Distinguished canonist Ed Peters has comments at his fine blog In The Light Of The Law. He doesn’t have a combox, but he doesn’t mind discussion of his stuff over here. Be sure to check his other posts.
The pope’s comments … Continue reading

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A few mischievous thoughts.

A few mischievous thoughts.
If Pope Francis is truly interested in the environment, he should, without delay, ditch the cars he is driven around in and use the sedia gestatoria.  It’s for the planet!
Furthermore, to save the planet by reducing fossil fuel use … Continue reading

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Good news about the new encyclical Laudato si’ – #PopeForPlanet

Before anything else… don’t just bash the new encyclical.   Some people are having full-fledged spittle-flecked nutties today.  I suspect that some of them are people who are happy only when they are unhappy.
Dear readers… take a deep breath.
There are … Continue reading

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One of Fr Z’s first reactions to the encyclical ‘Laudato si”

The Italian was leaked and now there is an English version out.  There are some good moments in it.  There’s something for everyone.
However, it’s pretty hard on free markets.  I don’t care much for that discussion.
So, here’s an initial approach… … Continue reading

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