Two Years Out from his Election to the Papacy, Bill Doino is delighted with Pope Francis

He sends along three pieces he has written on the Holy Father here, here, and here. He also sends along a link to Francis’ comments on his papacy so far. He adds: I think Francis has been a very impressive Pope, notwithstanding prudential controversies here and there. As a Catholic, I am most thankful the [Read More…]

Getting to the Heart of Francis

Austin Ivereigh takes a look at what makes Francis tick over at OSV. Russell Shaw adds his perspective too. [Read more…]

Francis to Address Congress in September

Some of my readers are fantasizing about him bringing a whip made of cords and overturning the tables of the legislators when he’s here. But, of course, that presumes that Congress is Our Father’s House, something we can all agree it has never been. This is why there has never been a National Creche along [Read More…]

Tales of Burke/Bergoglio Schism are Greatly Exaggerated

So the big news last week was the ecstasy in Reactionary circles about Cdl. Burke “resisting” Francis. Reactionaries have been shouting “Let’s you and him fight” at Burke for ages and organs of reliably unreliable propaganda like Roarhate Daily and Lifesite have been in there doing their best to stir the pot against the pope. [Read More…]

Always Lovely to Hear Voices of Sanity

Thanks Fr. Ted Martin: [Read more…]

There Really is No Wiggle Room for Torture Sophists

A reader writes: I just wanted to share something that I think is significant as an extremely recent magisterial statement from Pope Francis–may be the most clear prohibition of torture “under any circumstances” from the magisterium. It occurred this past October 23, in Francis’s address to the delegates of the International Association of Penal Law [Read More…]

Not-At-All Crazy Revenge of the Francis Haters

Maureen Mullarkey, fresh from embarrassing the editorial staff of First Things with a ridiculous rant against Pope Francis now moves her cottage industry of spreading fear and loathing of the Holy Father to the much more promising pastures of The Federalist.  In her latest screed against the pope, she instructs us that “Francis is a Leftist and Must [Read More…]

Lefty Francis Hangover

After bingeing on the hallucinatory drug that made them imagine the pope was just just about to make pot a sacrament, officiate at Michael Sam’s wedding, sprinkle holy water on Rome’s Planned Parenthood clinic, canonize Karl Marx, and call the Third Vatican Council to declare all religions/philosophies/lifestyle choices “cool”, the Left is suddenly awakening to [Read More…]

Today’s Francis-Bashing Right Wing Noise Machine Panic

There goes that arch-heretic Francis, talking about responsible parenting with his rabbits comment. The Church has nev– 2368 A particular aspect of this responsibility concerns the regulation of procreation. For just reasons, spouses may wish to space the births of their children. It is their duty to make certain that their desire is not motivated by [Read More…]

Pope Francis: Rigidity is the sign of a weak heart

Missed this when he said it, but it’s still true, whether we are talking about Reactionaries or Bronze Age Savages in Islam.  What the world takes for strength is typically a sign of brittleness. [Read more…]