Francis is preparing an encyclical on Ecology for 2015

Yet another reason for the Greatest Catholics of All Time to wet themselves. He won’t say anything new, of course.  Though he may well say something old in a new way that will surprise us.  But he’s damned from the outset by the Arugula Principle of Heretic-Burning “Conservatism”. Permit me to explain. Long ago, when [Read More...]

Pope Francis and the Charismatics

Sean Salai, SJ, at America writes: Continuing my Pope Francis theme from our interview last week, I thought my interview today with Patti Gallagher Mansfield on Pope Francis and the Charismatic Renewal might interest you. Patti met Francis at the Catholic charismatic convention he attended in Rome last summer — he even mentioned her by [Read More...]

Excellent!

Francis tightens the screws on abusers and the bishops who assist them. [Read more...]

Eyeroll of the Day

Hysterical conservatives feel some compulsion to send me things like this: Francis is an instrument of the devil, pure and simple. There, I said it. Dear Reader: Your argument is compelling and persuasive. Thanks to this reasoned case, cogently put forward with relentless and crushing logic, I have concluded that the only sober course of [Read More...]

The Synod on the Family is Shaping Up Nicely

For months, I’ve been seeing bed-wetting panic from the Greatest Catholics of All Time about the Synod on the Family, and the horrible, terrible, no good, very bad “liberal agenda” Francis is allegedly about to impose on the Church.  The usual screamers in the Reactionary camp have been warning of the apocalypse to come from [Read More...]

CNN Keeps on Giving Francis…

remarkably good coverage. [Read more...]

When Standard and Poors is Warning about Income Inequality…

…it‘s okay to ignore the prattle about “class envy” from the usual apologists for Class Warfare against the poor and acknowledge that we are facing a very serious problem. Catholics would do well to consider the possibility that Pope Francis, speaking out of the same Tradition as his predecessors, knows what he’s talking about. So, [Read More...]

Karl Keating on the Latest Insanity Emerging from the Greatest Catholics of All Time

He writes: “THAT WAY MADNESS LIES” — King Lear In the current issue of “The Remnant” there is another article that never should have seen print. It is an article that will lead many readers into confusion and may lead some right out of the Church. And it’s an article that suggests that “The Remnant” [Read More...]

Francis on Iraq

Here’s the full text. Particularly interesting is his defusing of the “Pope calls for war!” narrative that was getting some play last week: Q. You know that recently the U.S. forces have started bombing the terrorists in Iraq, to prevent a genocide, to protect minorities, including Catholics who are under your guidance. My question is [Read More...]

Catholic.org runs false headline claiming Francis has issued call to arms in Iraq

This headline is dangerously and recklessly false: Pope Francis calls for ARMED RESPONSE to defend Christians from Genocide – Middle East -… No. He has not: Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi, S.J., said that Pope Francis “urgently calls on the international community to protect all those affected by the violence and to guarantee all necessary assistance [Read More...]


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