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...]

In Case You Wondered About My Thoughts On Action Against Syria…

Feel free to join me.

Pope Francis Calls the Faithful to Pray and Fast for Peace in Syria, the Middle East, and the World

It will happen this Saturday, September 7th, on the vigil of the birth of Mary. The Holy Father has called for the Church to buck the tide of self-righteous indignation, fed by the wishful thinking that an act of war on the part of the United States, et al, would have any positive ramifications in Syria, and pray and fast for peace instead.

What follows is Pope Francis’s appeal to the Church and to the world, delivered in this mornings remarks before the Angelus prayer. [Read more...]

I Warned You About Never Knowing When Pope Francis Might Give You A Call…

“You should listen to Frank. He knows.”

But everyone ignores me.  So a young man in Italy gets the surprise of his life.

An Italian teenager who wrote to Pope Francis was shocked when the informal Argentinian pontiff phoned him for a chat. [Read more...]

Because You Never Know When Pope Francis Might Pick Up The Phone, And Give You A Call

Call me maybe? I gotta say, it’s a pretty incredible story. [Read more...]

WYD Flashback With Matt Maher, And His Story On How The Song Came To Be Written…

In adoration before Our Eucharistic Lord…

It’s been a week since World Youth Day wrapped up and everyone checked out of Rio and headed back from whence they came. Pilgrims from every clime and place, reinvigorated after resting awhile with their peers, their Church, and the Lord.

A lot of hoopla was made about some of the events. [Read more...]

Which Pope Said What? Take The New York Times Challenge

The Gray Lady wants to test your knowledge of the Pope’s unique voice. So they put together a little multiple choice quiz asking readers to differentiate between the sayings of Popes John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and Francis.

Give it a try below. [Read more...]

Pope Francis Wants YOU To Be An Intentional Disciple

Who, me Lord?

Shouldn’t comes as a shock really, as Jesus Christ wants the same thing from us too.

Here’s a little snippet of Andrea Tornielli’s report on Pope Francis’s message to the leadership in South America, and to the episcopate everywhere. [Read more...]

For Father Z’s Bad Analogies. Not.

Back on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, I shared a little video called St. Patrick’s Bad Analogies. It’s a clever little video noting how when trying to use analogies to describe the Triune God, it’s easy to find yourself in the dire straits of ancient heresies. [Read more...]


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