The Pope of Time Magazine?

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This is a contender for Correction of the Year: In its Person of the Year online poll presentation, Time magazine initially described the case for Pope Francis as: “The first Jesuit Pontiff won hearts and headlines with his common touch and rejection of church dogma and luxury.”  Rejection of Church dogma? It has since been amended [Read More...]

Got Pope Francis’s Back Here?

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Here’s a timely quote I just came across while moving piles on my desk, from John Allen’s 2012 book-length interview with Cardinal Dolan; in A People of Hope, Dolan said: “Catholicism will always have its progressive wing and its more traditional wing, and as long as we stay together on the core principles of the [Read More...]

Divine Prioritization: If God gave you a to-do list, would you follow it?

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Teresa Tomeo is a former Detroit news anchor and currently a radio talk-show host. She is the author of the new book from Image Catholic, a division of Random House titled God’s Bucket List: Heaven’s Surefire Way to Happiness in This Life and Beyond. Surefire happiness? She talks a bit with me about the recipe [Read More...]

Reading ‘The Gospel of Joy’

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So let’s try this again. How many of us who have commented on “The Gospel of Joy” have read it all the way through, never mind let it settle in for reflection? George Weigel sets a nice “Black Friday” reboot in the Wall Street Journal today: The first nine months of the pontificate of Pope Francis have [Read More...]

There’s that Holy Father Francis Walking Us Through a More Discerning Life Again

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In his homily Friday morning Pope Francis said: the spirit of the world does not want a community: it wants a mob, thoughtless, without freedom According to the Vatican Radio translation, he advised: The Lord wants us to understand what happens, what happens in my heart, what happens in my life, what happens in the [Read More...]

The Tuesday Before Thanksgiving

has been an Evangelical Catholicism kinda day. [Read more...]

Our Exhortation from Rome

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Encounter with person of Christ lifts up the human person, it illuminates his dignity and transforms him, making it necessary for him to share this good news — this joy — this countercultural revolutionary tenderness and mercy, grace and salvation. Understanding this is understanding Evangelii Gaudium, the new document from Pope Francis. The Huffington Post might [Read More...]

Social Media at Its Best

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About two weeks ago now, I found myself unexpectedly in tears. I hadn’t quite realized, but I was standing on a Communion line behind Thomas Peters. Thomas is a young man who has worked at the National Organization for Marriage and written on occasion for National Review Online. One morning, shortly after the Supreme Court [Read More...]


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