Heading To Philly For The World Meeting Of Families? Watch These Videos…

The last time I saw Diana in person, she was headed to Israel from Jordan.

My pal, Diana von Glahn, aka The Faithful Traveler,  lives in Philadelphia. Lucky her! She’ll be seeing Pope Francis, and a couple of million people inflating the population of the city, come the World Meeting Of Families in September. Even better, she’s made a number of pilgrimage related videos that you’ll want to watch whether you’re making the trip, or not.

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The #1 Reason the Catholic Church Won’t Support Same-Sex Marriage…

St. John The Baptist In The Wilderness, by José Leonardo (Spain, 1601-before 1653) LACMA Collection, Public Domain

St. John The Baptist In The Wilderness, by José Leonardo (Spain, 1601-before 1653), LACMA Collection, Public Domain

It’s quite simple, actually. Oh, you won’t see the reason talked about by folks using rational thinking towards an irrational people. [Read more...]

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Did Pope Francis Post A Turkey To A Bishopric In Chile? UPDATED

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It’s looking like it, if you asked me. But nobody asked me, nor would they ever. One thing is for sure, and that is that lots of local folks were unhappy with the appointment, and the installation, of Bishop Juan Barros. [Read more...]

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Pope Francis Is Talking During Plane Flights Again (And You Know What That Means)

Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

It means some folks will be writing their own encyclicals around his words. Shock!

Remember a few days ago when Pope Francis steered clear of all kinds of controversy by discussing breast feeding in public? I can think of a couple of people, aside from me, who have no problem with those kinds of thoughts whatsoever. Can you guess their names? [Read more...]

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Cardinal Kasper Kind Of, Sort Of, Apologizes (Maybe)…

 “If one of my remarks about Africans was perceived as demeaning or insulting, then I am honestly sorry.”

Seriously? The European Imperialist “white man’s burden” talk was bad enough. There isn’t a church for Europe, one church for Asia, and others for America and Africa. There is only one Church, one Truth, One Lord. But what about the claiming that he never said anything about Africans in the first place? [Read more...]

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Pope Francis Demonstrates The Proper Way To Return A Salute

There is so much that heads of state can learn from this Head of State.

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Pope Francis: ISIS Onslaught “offends God and offends humanity.”

Listen to our brothers and sisters. Listen to our shepherd. [Read more...]

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Remembering, With Gratitude, The D-Day Sacrifices Of The Fallen

Destroyed town in northwest France, summer 1944
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Pope Francis remembers, and is grateful.

Francis praised “the numerous soldiers who left their country to land on the beaches of Normandy to fight against Nazi barbarism and free occupied France”.

The Vatican said Francis “also does not forget the German soldiers dragged into this drama, like all victims of war”.

Though written long before the invasion of Normandy, G.K. Chesterton’s thoughts from his book, Orthodoxy (1908), captures the paradox faced by the soldier, and why gratitude for their courageous efforts (when exercised justly) is something not to be taken for granted by us, but to be lauded and praised.

“Take the case of courage. [Read more...]

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St. John of the Cross On What Ails The Catholic Blog-O-Sphere

Last week was a pretty embarrassing one in the parish of St. Blogs. It was enough to make me consider if continuing to blog was a worthwhile use of my time. There are other things to do, you know. I have children to raise, a wife to love, tasks to be performed on my day job, and honey-do lists that are a mile long.

Yep, I seriously thought of throwing in the towel . [Read more...]

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Pope Francis With The Quote of the Week

“Dear brothers, dear friends, from this holy place I make a heartfelt plea to all people and to all communities who look to Abraham:  may we respect and love one another as brothers and sisters! May we learn to understand the sufferings of others!  May no one abuse the name of God through violence! May we work together for justice and peace! Salaam!”

- Pope Francis, Visit to the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, May 26, 2014

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