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...]

Just Because The Church Is A Mother, Doesn’t Mean You Won’t Get Punished

Worth a thousand words. Photo credit: Angela Wylie

Fresh off Pope Francis’s remarks about the Church being a Mother, priests being like shepherdesses, kind and gentle, hugging the flock with tenderness etc., folks seem to have forgotten one thing. Just because Mom is a woman doesn’t mean she’s a pushover. [Read more...]

Pope Francis’s Homily On the Last Ember Day of Autumn

It seems fitting to me, at least. Especially this part, [Read more...]

NARAL Mistakes “Go Directly to Jail” Card for the “Get Out Of Jail Free” Card UPDATED

Community Chest cards are yellow. Oops.

Pope Francis, see, had a little something to say to OB/GYN’s today. It’s probably a talk the Main Stream Media missed after they put him in the “all clear/ ignore” box after yesterday’s bombshell interview. [Read more...]

One Question to Pope Francis Went Unasked, and Unanswered.

Sigh. Maybe next time.

Now that you’re here, you might be interested in Fr. James Martin’s take on Pope Francis’s interview.  [Read more...]

Your “Must Read” of the Day: The Pope Francis Interview in America Magazine UPDATED

It’s big. It’s bold. And it’s the first time America has ever interviewed a pope. Actually, a Jesuit priest from the Italian journal La Civiltà Cattolica did the interviewing from questions drafted by various Jesuit publications, including America.

Titled A Big Heart Open to God, it’s chock full of quotes that will make you nod your head in approval, even if some of them will catch you by surprise. Quotes like, [Read more...]

Shocking! Pope Francis and I Agree on Politics

Did you see Pope Francis’s homily yesterday? Therein he said,

“A good Catholic meddles in politics, offering the best of himself, so that those who govern can govern. None of us can say, ‘I have nothing to do with this, they govern.’” [Read more...]

Check Out Pope Francis’s New Car…

It’s no surprise that Joe Six-Pack is a car guy. I’ve held forth on the fact that I enjoy planes, trains, and automobiles before.

Truth be told, I’m a bit of a gearhead. So when I saw the story from the Catholic News Service that a priest up and gave his old car to Pope Francis, I was pretty jazzed. It’s a 1984 vintage Renault 4, with 186,000 miles on the clock. Or maybe it’s kilometers.

At least it’s the right color!

Photo Credit: Catholic News Service

Awwww. Ain’t it cute? [Read more...]

Democratic Congressman Becomes Bump In The Road In Administration’s Mad Rush To War

Ah, Hawkye Pierce and Father Mulchahy…

And I’m hoping and praying that the bump becomes a hump the size of Mount Everest.  Here’s a snippet from an interview between The Atlantic’s Molly Ball  and Congressman Alan Grayson, D-Florida.

There was some thought that John Boehner and Eric Cantor coming out in favor of intervention might mean momentum was building in that direction. 

Absolutely not. I think it’s a fantasy to talk about momentum. Conceivably it will end up losing two to one instead of four to one. [Read more...]

Pope Francis to Vladimir Putin and the G20: In Syria, Seek Peaceful Solution, Not Military Action

Let me make this perfectly clear…

Once again, Pope Francis appeals for a peaceful resolution to the crisis in Syria. Specifically, the Holy Father asks that all leaders of the nations meeting in St. Petersburg today, “lay aside the futile pursuit of a military solution. Rather, let there be a renewed commitment to seek, with courage and determination, a peaceful solution through dialogue and negotiation of the parties, unanimously supported by the international community.”

Here is the text of the letter in full. [Read more...]


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