Charlie Hebdo Rejects Support from Catholics

The French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo, darling of the media since the unfortunate attack on its offices in Paris, continues to offend.In Charlie Hebdo's latest issue featuring the Prophet Mohammed, which has already sold five million copies, the editors mocked Pope Francis in an editorial.  According to the Catholic Herald, the editorial in the new edition makes reference to protests by Femen, a radical feminist group that recently staged a topless protest in Notre Dame cathedral.  The ed … [Read more...]

Is Pope Francis Safe from Terrorists?

Is Pope Francis really safe from Islamic extremists?  One has to wonder.  The Islamic State has been known to hold a grudge (Charlie Hebdo, of course, being the most recent case in point).But fearless in the face of the brutal slaughter of the comic artists in Paris and countless others in Middle Eastern countries, Pope Francis has spoken harshly against ISIS and their "unjust aggression" of "deviant forms of religion."Speaking to the diplomatic corps in his State of the World address, th … [Read more...]

Alas! We Will Not Be Driving the Pope’s Fiat Panda

Pope Francis Raffle

I really thought we had a chance.One of my Christmas gifts for my husband this year was a raffle ticket for Pope Francis' January 8 raffle.  First prize in the raffle, which was organized by the Vatican to help raise funds to help the poor, was the pope's new Fiat Panda 4x4.  Other prizes in the raffle included four spiffy bikes, a Sony videocamera, a high-end espresso machine, an iPod and iPhone, and a Panama hat, along with some 30+ undescribed "consolation prizes."Tickets for Pope Fr … [Read more...]