It turns out the Pope is Catholic

Pope Francis: Abortion ‘cries out in vengeance to God’; Church will never change teaching VATICAN CITY, November 26, 2013 ( – In a high level teaching document released this morning, Pope Francis has firmly responded to those who have expressed hope that the Catholic Church may one day change its teachings on abortion, writing, “the [Read More...]

So Here’s Francis’ New Apostolic Exhortation

Evangelii Gaudium I’ll try to comment when I come up for air. [Read more...]

Pope Sets His Face…

…against the one absolutely consistent result of our foreign policy in the Mideast, both in Israel and the Islamosphere:  the destruction of the Christian Church. I no longer believe our elites see this result of our policies as a bug, but as a feature.  More’s the pity for them.  They’ve put themselves on the losing [Read More...]

Vinicio Riva speaks

He’s the disfigured man the Pope embraced. The severely disabled man, who is shunned in the street, and has induced horror even in his doctors, has for the first time described the encounter, saying that being caressed by Francis was like ‘being in Paradise’. He told Italian news magazine Panorama he was left speechless when [Read More...]

Pope Francis is a Class Act

Calls up sick Traditionalist critic, graciously accepts criticism.  Even Rorate Coeli is impressed. I love this guy so much. [Read more...]

I love this guy so much!

Today, the Pope directs his plain speech toward the apparition chasers: “But I know a visionary, who receives letters from Our Lady, messages from Our Lady”. And the Pope commented: “But, look, Our Lady is the Mother of everyone! And she loves all of us. She is not a postmaster, sending messages every day.” Such [Read More...]

His Abysmal Undersecretary Screwtape…

…has written a new letter to his new apprentice Grubmuck, detailing the strategy for attacking the work of the Church since the election of one of his worst enemies to the See of Peter. [Read more...]

I love this guy so much

For years, I’ve listened to people complain (with justice) that bishops often seem to specialize in a sort of churchy jargon that doesn’t pack much of a rhetorical wallop. That doesn’t seem to be Francis’ problem: Pope Francis:  Corrupt should be tied to a rock and thrown into the sea Don’t mince words, Holy Father.  [Read More...]

The Conservative Francis-Bashing Anti-Charism of Discernment Marches On

Francis continues to do good things, in this case bringing people back to Mass in Italy. Reactionaries continue to see only bad, working hand in glove with the NY Times to portray him as the enemy of the Church.  They only thing they disagree about is whether that’s good or bad. Just a reminder: contrary [Read More...]

CNN Struggles to Figure out How the Pope…

…can still possibly be Catholic. Turns out he still teaches all that weird old stuff the Church has always taught. Who knew? There’s something childlike about the media’s complete innocence of any actual knowledge of the Faith. [Read more...]