Category Archives: Church News

Ten Quotes

… cited here, along with some fine images, as one expects from National Geographic. Do you think the One made it? Have your own one favorite quote? If so, the boxes are yours.

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NG on PF

Rocco whispered the National Geographic feature on Pope Francis. It’s a smartly written piece, and it asks the question will PF change the Vatican or will it be the other way around? I suspect we have the answer to that. … Continue reading

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Stop the Echoes

The news from the Twin Cities is stunning for the timing so close to last week’s announcement of bishop accountability. But the archdiocese is already paying the cost: literally through bankruptcy, morale-wise through horrific stories of misconduct and illegal activities, … Continue reading

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A Catechetical Shift

Pope Francis addressed a meeting hosted by the Pontifical Council for Promotion of the New Evangelization. You can go to the link for a bit more context, but here’s the conclusion of the address as reported by asianews.it: The question … Continue reading

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Secret Meetings … So?

I caught a few headlines (like this one) on those supposedly secret meetings in Rome among those seeking to advance/derail the synod agenda. I think I’m not invited to most meetings in the Church. So if some people want to … Continue reading

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Reality Check

“Reality check.” A buzz phrase that seems to be getting a lot of notice and traction in the Church this weekend. A┬ábit more than a million people voted to expand rights, and possibly responsibilities, for LGBT people in their small … Continue reading

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Too Strict?

The news collector Pewsitter linked a translation of Massimo Franco’s piece “Pope Seen As Too Strict.” Bishops, particularly Italian bishops, have lost their compass bearings. 20-70-10: the percentages of bishops who support, are waiting for the next guy, and who … Continue reading

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