An uninvited Pope and the power of words

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A normal friend knocks at your door. An Argentinean friend opens the door and happily yells, “I’m here!” It's a funny list, but there's something real going on here, which describes Pope Francis to a T, whether we like that T or not: To the Pope, everything is personal. Read the rest at the Register. photo courtesy Pixabay … [Read more...]

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Everybody knows the Church will change. (Everybody is wrong.)

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 Many Catholics believe the Synod on the Family will drive home the final nail in the coffin of orthodoxy. They believe that, when the Synod is over, from that coffin will emerge some hideous new zombie Church, which progressive Pope Francis will envelop in one of his famous Marxist hugs. Together, Frankie and Zombie will personally cater all the gay weddings they can find, and couples who have three or more annulments under their belts can claim a discount on renting the Sistine Cha … [Read more...]

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Off to Philadelphia!

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Hope to see you there!My speech is Friday at 11:45. The official title is "Go Forth: Evangelization and the Global Community" but the title of the talk I'm actually giving is: "Swimming in the Dark: Spreading the Good News When You're Feeling So Bad."Here's a nice eyewitness account from my sister Devra, who was at Mass with the Pope in DC yesterday. And if you haven't heard it yet, he stopped in to visit the Little Sisters of the Poor. A nice counterpoint to Obama's classless choice of … [Read more...]

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Blessed Are the Useless

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This is the connection that we need to hear over and over again: we're not here, in this world, to get ahead. We're not here to prove how useful we are, and we're not here to use other people. We're not beloved by God because of how useful we are to Him! We're useless. We're beloved in our uselessness, because God is too big to fit into a simple equation of cost and benefit, debits and credits, loss and gain. We're beloved because we exist, and that's it. And if we want to meet God, we will find … [Read more...]

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Why Pope Francis should be canonized RIGHT NOW.

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Because he didn't smack this guy right across his smirking puss:(If the video doesn't show up, you can see a similar one here.)I don't care what else you think about the Pope: that's heroic virtue right there. … [Read more...]

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Big Families Say “Laudato Si!”

Just doing our part to save the world, one or two babies at a time.

 Got a big family? Then you already know that you’re crazy, a traitor to feminism, and a slave to the patriarchy; you’re neglecting most of your kids and robbing the rest of their childhood; you’re a burden on the system in general, and you probably don’t own a TV.But wait, there’s more! Don’t forget, you’re also destroying the earth.It’s become fashionable, in the name of the planet, to denounce large families as irresponsible, even selfish. Some politicians and a good many comb … [Read more...]

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Should you read Laudato Si? A quiz

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Laudato Si is here, and not a moment too soon. Any day now, all the pundits and politicians and armchair theologians were going to start feeling ashamed for going so berserk over an encyclical that hadn't been released yet. Any day, I'm sure of it!. Now that it's here, should you read it? It is kind of long, and there aren't any pictures or gifs to break it up. Here's a short quiz to help you determine whether or not you should invest the time and effort. The more points you get, the more u … [Read more...]

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