A New Welcome Mat for the Year of Mercy

Pope Francis just gave me an idea:  I need a new Welcome Mat to kick off the Year of Mercy, which begins December 8, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.Granted, I already have a mat, but it's seen quite a few sneakers and sandals and sling-backs and stilletos. What once greeted guests with a cherry "Welcome!" has lost its "Come On In and Make Yourself at Home" luster. See what I mean? Ugh!But Pope Francis has just reminded us to make our churches, and similarly the "domestic … [Read more...]

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Why Catholics (And Everyone Else) Should Stay Away From Horoscopes

“I would like to ask you," said Pope Francis in his Sunday Angelus address, "...but don’t answer out loud; each one answer to himself: How many are there among us who read the horoscope every day? Each one answer, and when you feel like reading your horoscope, look to Jesus who is with us. This is better and will serve us better.” *     *     *     *     * The disciples were interested in seeing the last page, too. Like us, they wondered what the future would bring.And this past Sunday, ju … [Read more...]

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Elton John Wants to Meet His Hero, the Pope

Pope Francis has brought "hope and change" to the 21st century. At least that's what Elton John thinks. The musician, who is announced this week that he is planning to meet Russian president Vladimir Putin, would also like to meet Pope Francis. His agenda for each meeting: to promote homosexual rights.Speaking on BBC Radio 4, Sir John expressed his view that Pope Francis is pushing hard against the African cardinals and bishops who fought at the recent synod to defend longstanding Church … [Read more...]

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