Category Archives: Pope Francis

After Querida Amazonia, Francis isn’t flavor of the month with seriously disappointed libs

Here’s an interesting tidbit. CNS reports that, during an ad limina meeting with US bishops, Francis expressed displeasure with the libs who accused him of not being brave enough to obey the Holy Spirit and approve of married priests and deaconettes. … Continue reading

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Thoughts about the Amazon Synod (“walking together”) document. Wherein Fr. Z opines also on something sad about #Bookgate

The Exhortation following the ghastly Amazon Synod (“walking together with a demonic idol”) is now out. No married priests and no deaconettes. More on the Exhortation below. First, however, something which you should know about. Sandro Magister doesn’t often put … Continue reading

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Why does Francis partner with JEFFREY SACHS?

Michael (“#UniteTheClans”) Matt of The Remnant has a video with some really good information, which you should all know about.  All of you.  All of you should know this. First, some of you will be tempted to focus on Michael’s … Continue reading

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READ: NRO piece by Daniel J. Mahoney, “Pope Francis, Wayward Shepherd”

First, an image to set the scene. Let’s now move along. In the wake of posting about Robert Royal’s roundup of books on Francis, I read today at NRO a piece by Daniel J. Mahoney, “Pope Francis, Wayward Shepherd”. The … Continue reading

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A troubling, curious point in the Third Secret of Fátima

Something was made known to me a while back that I have been pondering.  It involves the Third Secret of Our Lady of Fatima.  It really bothers me. A refresher: The three children who were the seers at Fatima, received … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: What’s up with Francis’ 2019 Christmas address to the Roman Curia?

I am being bombarded by questions from readers, priests included, about Francis’ 2019 Address to the Roman Curia for Christmas. Here are a few notes.   First, let’s contextualize the speech, which I think is important as it probably signals what’s … Continue reading

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Strange business this: a non-blessing blessing. A Fr. Z mini-rant to priests.

Very strange business this. At the end of the audience no one knows what to do after this strange conclusion. This was today, 30 November 2019. Pope Francis’ rather unusual blessing today at the conclusion his audience with the participants … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “I utterly reject Bergoglio, so how can I remain a Catholic?” Fr. Z’s rant and beatdown.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Now, to the point: How can I remain a Catholic when I UTTERLY reject Jorge Bergoglio as a false prophet of the devil? I can in no way continue to acknowledge him during Mass. Going to … Continue reading

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A ‘Humanae vitae’ moment for this pontificate? It’s time to pray for a miracle.

I have in the past written, when writing about miracles, that it we don’t pray for miracles, we won’t receive them. Praying does not compel God to grant them, but praying prepares us to accept all that God grants and … Continue reading

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First, Francis on “Hockey Rules” and now this?!?

The other day Francis addressed an international ice hockey group about the importance of rules. And now this. He spoke about the importance of Gregorian chant. “Together you can better engage in singing as an integral part of the liturgy, … Continue reading

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Francis’ circle of ardent defenders uses “diabolical cancer” against all whom they wish to silence

During the Wednesday General Audience, Francis strongly rebuked those who, in an organized way, as accusing people of being schismatic simply because they are exercising parrhesia. Here is something of his address (my translation): And the Apostles create seven deacons, … Continue reading

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Fr. Murray’s cri de coeur with parrhesia to Francis

My pal Fr. Gerald Murray has a combination of cri de coeur and parrhesia at The  Catholic Thing.  Deftly, he closes the jaws of reason, using Francis own words, around his inaction in the matter of addressing burning issues. Father is earnest, … Continue reading

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An old Jesuit advised Francis: “Think clearly, but speak obscurely.”

During a 2017 visit to Bologna, with clergy. HERE Io ricordo, quando ero studente di filosofia, un vecchio gesuita, furbacchione, buono ma un po’ furbacchione, mi consigliò: “Se tu vuoi sopravvivere nella vita religiosa, pensa chiaro, sempre; ma parla sempre … Continue reading

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The true “pseudo-schismatic” Church in Germany

Team Francis and the New catholic Red Guards who march and sloganeer for them have been hurling, as anxious chimps do their poo, the word “schism” at Catholics who are worried that Catholic doctrine is being made obscure or even being … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Did Francis say something heretical about God and our sins?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: You always [write] about going to confession and that’s great!  But I read in a Catholic Herald article that in a speech about confession Pope Francis said that God ‘forgets’ our sins.   How can that be?  Is … Continue reading

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