Daily Archives: 21 February 2014

Cardinal Kasper Talks The Talk

No official text (yet) of Cardinal Kasper’s address to the cardinals. Vatican Insider sums it up here. The PrayTell thread unraveled a bit last night, revealing a bit of obscenity (literally) on the part of one of tradition’s defenders. The … Continue reading

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Throwing In The Towel

I’ve been following NLM these past few weeks, and commenting there a bit. I think they forgot they banned me a number of years ago. My days may already be numbered there–who knows? Another voice seems to be giving up … Continue reading

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Is Pope Francis Really A Problem for Pro-Life Catholics?

One of the most common complaints I read about Pope Francis is that he has somehow abandoned committed pro-life Catholics. If the word from the Chair of Peter is that a lack of hope among youth and the isolation of … Continue reading

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Mediator Dei 205-207

Pope Pius XII offers six sections as an epilogue. We’ll take it in two posts tomorrow, and this, today. A final word to bishops, who, if you remember, are those to whom this letter is addressed: 205. These, Venerable Brethren, … Continue reading

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Balance on Benedict

I was struck by the gracious summary on NCRep by Thomas Reese, SJ on Pope Benedict. This piece of analysis┬árang true to me: As a German professor, he was used to lecturing students who took down his words, memorized them … Continue reading

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EG 89: The Problems With Isolation

Pope Francis seems to go against the given consensus in today’s post on Evangelii Gaudium. Remember, we are still talking about Yes to the new relationships brought by Christ, and about those serving in ministry. This paragraph deserves careful attention … Continue reading

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