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Wherein Francis gives Tanquerey as Tonic to the Curia

  I must say that Francis hasn’t lost his penchant for springing surprises. Yesterday was the annual audience with the Roman Curia for their exchange of Christmas greetings, etc.  The “etc.” has also in years past included a couple of … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ Christmas Address to the Roman Curia

His Holiness Pope Francis today gave his annual Christmas “greetings” address to members of the Roman Curia.  HERE  With his extemporaneous words at the end, it amounts to some 43oo words and covered 8 single-spaced pages of Times 12 point … 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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Benedict XVI’s grim “state of the union” (Christmas) address to the Roman Curia

The Holy Father’s 2005 Christmas greetings address to the Roman Curia was one of the most important of his still short pontificate. He has now delivered his 2010 address. It serves, among other things, as a kind of “state of … Continue reading

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