Pope has unkind words…

…for “bloodsucking” bosses and prosperity gospel crap. I love this guy so much! Turns out denial of a just wage is still a sin that cries to heaven for vengeance. And you still cannot serve God and Mammon. [Read more…]

Jimmy Akin on Francis…

…on Lutherans and Communion. Jimmy is his typically lucid self. I think Francis is struggling with this. As did Benedict.  Benedict, recall, gave communion to Br. Roger of Taize, who was not a Catholic. I realize this is all cut-and-dried for a lot of Catholics, but I think it is a real source of anguish for [Read More…]

Benedict on Creation

Christopher Dodson of the North Dakota Catholic Conference writes: After reading some of the attacks on Pope Francis for “straying” into the subject of climate change that his predecessor supposedly would not have touched, I recalled that I had once compiled a list of speeches and addresses about climate change made Pope Benedict and members [Read More…]

A reader struggles with his faith

He writes: I am sorry but I simply had to reach out to a fellow Catholic. I may not be too much help, but here goes. I feel that I am losing my religion.  I had once believed that the Holy Spirit guides the College of Cardinals in the selection of the most wisest holiest candidate for the [Read More…]

He actually said this! You should forward this to everybody you know!

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Some Synod Sanity from Sean Salai, SJ Seems Sensible

Sean Salai, SJ, writes: Thought you might appreciate this interview between our Rome correspondent and Cardinal Wuerl on the synod conspiracy theorists like Ross Douthat, whose accusations the cardinal says have “no basis in reality.” Cardinal Donald Wuerl has flatly denied the allegations by some of his fellow cardinals and bishops that the fathers attending [Read More…]

Pope Francis and True Mercy

Bishop Robert Barron on the most difficult aspect of the Church’s entire corpus of moral teaching. [Read more…]

Six 20-somethings in D.C. will give up many comforts of modern life for a year …

…to serve the sick and the poor, a nod to the pope’s teachings. [Read more…]

In addition to meeting with Kim Davis privately…

…(thus proving to Lefties that Pope Francis is a traitor to all that is good and holy), he also met with a gay couple privately (thus proving to Righties that he is a traitor to all that is good and holy). Me: I think he proved he is a shepherd–yet again. [Read more…]

A reader asks what I think of the Pope meeting Kim Davis

He writes: I have great respect for your opinion and have been wondering what you think of the Kim Davis/Pope Francis meeting. The meeting itself doesn’t bother me, but the secrecy of it does. If I were on the other side of the marriage issue, I think I’d feel like the Pope was trying to [Read More…]