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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 … 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. … 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 … Continue reading

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Fr. Sirico on the upcoming encyclical on the “environment”

Over at Acton Institute, find a post and a short video by Acton’s head Fr. Robert Sirico about the upcoming encyclical on the “environment”.   There is some good, basic information about encyclicals there, too. HERE Fr. Sirico makes some good … Continue reading

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Pope Francis and U.S. style capitalism

From Deseret News: NEW YORK — The Rev. Martin Schlag is a trained economist as well as a Catholic moral theologian, and when he first read some of Pope Francis’ powerful critiques of the current free market system he had … Continue reading

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Jayabalan takes apart a book on the Pope’s left-leaning economic expression

My friend Kishore Jayabalan has a great response to some left-leaning vaticanisti.   Take a few minutes.  He has good explanations and little bite. Economic Manicheanism at the Vatican

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ASK FATHER: “We don’t go to Mass to adore Jesus…”?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Last summer I heard a bishop say, “We don’t go to Mass to adore Jesus…” (I was too shocked to hear why we do go.) Last week, my own priest in his homily, said something to … Continue reading

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It looks like he “judged” after all!

The MSM took what the Pope said on the airplane (about a homosexual who is trying to live a holy life), that is, “Who am I to judge?” and ran with only half the story, giving the impression that Pope … Continue reading

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Untying the Pope Francis “knot”. Some analysis.

“Looking at a short, partially improvised homily as if its words were the equivalent of an encyclical of Paul VI is simply ridiculous, and is an offense against the pope’s own intentions.” This is a quote from this good piece at Crisis … Continue reading

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Ross Douthat: three groups of Pope Francis’ critics on the ‘right’

The insightful Ross Douthat of, remarkably, Hell’s Bible (aka New York Times) has some comments about Pope Francis’ critics on the right.  This is worth your time.  It is long, so we’ll have just a taste here.  Keep in mind that … Continue reading

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