Pope Francis Identifies The Elephant In The Room: Confusing Ideology With The Faith

“In ideologies there is not Jesus”

A month or so ago, I noted that Pope Francis and I agree about politics. You should be involved. But I also agree with what he said in his homily today. [Read more...]

Neil Gaiman: “I want to talk about what reading does. What it’s good for.”

Here’s a snippet of a great piece Neil Gaiman writes in The Guardian about reading, imagination, the future, and libraries. Heck, you could even call it a guest post by Neil. Take a look. [Read more...]

Food For Thought From St. Maximus the Confessor

And he’s not just talking about food here, either.

Learn more about him at the YIMCatholic Bookshelf.

Take A Moment To Read This Bill Watterson Inspired Comic Strip

The words are Bill Watterson’s (creator of the awesome Calvin & Hobbes series) and the artwork is by Gavin Aung Than. Courtesy of Imgur.com’s r/pics, here is the whole strip. [Read more...]

Tom McDonald Explains Why The Obamacare Health Exchanges Need A “Do Over”

Healthcare Insurance Exchanges…on fire in a bad way.

He knows what he’s talking about too. Tom’s my IT go-to-guy.

Here’s something you should know: I.T. is not frigging rocket science. It’s no cakewalk to create a system for a nationwide program based on a law so complex no one who voted for it ever read it, but it’s something that can be done. [Read more...]

It Is “Respect Life Sunday”

Which kicks off Respect Life Month. In case your parish missed mentioning it, due to missunderstanding Pope Francis’s thoughts regarding discussing life issues, for example, let me allow Cardinal Seán O’Malley to explain what it is all about, and why the Catholic Church has been honoring it since 1972. [Read more...]

In Search of Pageviews, HUFFPOST Manufactures Clash Between Pope Francis and Pope Benedict?

That’s what it looks like to me. They’ve done stuff like this to boost pageviews before, you know.

And what, pray tell, is the cause of the supposed rancor? [Read more...]

Unpacking Pope Francis’s Interview (Part III, the Conclusion)

Pope Francis is leading us by example

Thus the Holy Spirit can use the humblest to enlighten the learned and those in the highest positions.

That was the last line from the Catechism that I shared yesterday. It probably got lost in the shuffle so it’s worth reading and re-reading again. [Read more...]

Unpacking Pope Francis’s Interview (Part II) UPDATED

Do you know what the secret of life is? One thing…

I’m back to unpacking Pope Francis’s interview, though the world seems to have moved on. Last time we left off with thoughts on aligning our minds with the mind of the Church, and I’ll will pick up from there. [Read more...]

Joe Six-Pack Unpacks Pope Francis’s Interview (Part I) UPDATED

Pope Francis knows who really pays our bills…

“I do not know what might be the most fitting description….I am a sinner. This is the most accurate definition. It is not a figure of speech, a literary genre. I am a sinner.”

Pope Francis’s candid answer to the first question of the interview read ’round the world set the tone for all that would follow. [Read more...]


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