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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Hot showers for the homeless, courtesy of St. Peter

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It's been many years since I was in Rome, but I remember my first impression of the city: it's extremely beautiful, and it smells like poop. Part of that smell comes because Italians tend to have dogs, rather than children. And part of the smell comes because, at least when I was there, public bathrooms are few and far between, and they are coin operated. The phrase "eternal city" takes on a whole new meaning when you are penniless, on foot, and have nowhere to go for hour upon hour. For a col … [Read more...]

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A Pope Francis headline that would shock me

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 Pope Francis Refuses to Meet with [ANYBODY]. That would be news. That would be a headline.That's not gonna happen.No, you can't imagine Benedict having a private meeting with a transgendered person and fiancee. That's because Benedict was a different kind of pope, who had a different mission. Francis is doing different good things besides the kind of good things that Benedict did. And if you think that Benedict resigned with the understanding that the conclave would elect a B … [Read more...]

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About the Pope’s “don’t be like rabbits” remark UPDATED

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   Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons First, kudos for Erin of Bearing Blog for spurring me to reread the full transcript of the Pope's recent in-flight remarks. He didn't precisely say "Catholics shouldn't be like rabbits" (and he never used the word "breed" at all). What happened was that the reporter asked him what he thought about the idea that so many in the Philippines are poor because of the Church's ban on contraception. The Pope replied: God gives you means to be r … [Read more...]

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Since when does the Pope meet with porn stars?

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Crux is running a quickie story headlined Pope meets two American stars: Angelina Jolie and Cardinal Burke; and the picture featured is of the Pope shaking hands with a smiling, decorously attired Jolie, who was in town to promote her film Unbroken.  Jolie has ... said the experience of making the film has reopened her to the idea of the divine, if not any specific religious faith....In a statement, Jolie called the chance to present the film at the Vatican “an honor.” My general impres … [Read more...]

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