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More Concern on Pope Francis and Proselytizing

One of my good friends from St Blog’s (and an occasional foil) is concerned about remarks by Pope Francis on proselytizing. According to CatholicCulture: It’s not right to convince someone of your faith. Proselytism is the strongest venom against the … Continue reading

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Bishop Accountability

Liam linked word of the Holy Father’s motu proprio on bishop accountability. I haven’t found the actual text yet, but I’m sure it’s soon to be out. I noticed this: … the competent Congregation of the Roman Curia may initiate … Continue reading

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Some ‘Splaining

On fb, my friend Joyce referenced this Amy Welborn essay, “Against Popesplaining.” If you go, warning: it’s long. I was struck by the liturgical bit referencing: … a Vatican website that used to feature the liturgical season on its splash page, … Continue reading

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Looking At Misericordia: Missionary and Pastoral Spirit

Pope Francis addressed the Curia last month just before Christmas. It wasn’t the barnburner of 2014, but a reflection on the word “misericordia,” or mercy. The Holy Father also suggested that his listeners could add to this for some kind … Continue reading

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What Is The Pope’s Intention?

I saw a bit of fuss here and there in the Catholic blogosphere about Pope Francis’ January intention. His video message, translated, in part: Many think differently, feel differently, seeking God or meeting God in different ways. In this crowd, … Continue reading

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Pope Francis on Dialogue

The topic of dialogue popped up, as it has here and there on the internet recently. I was reading the Holy Father’s address to a congress of Italian Catholics in Florence. A few things struck me. First, the inevitable conflict that … Continue reading

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Jimmy Mac sent me a link to this article detailing the difference between Vatican finances and scandals in 2013 and now: The first Vatileaks case portrayed an elderly Benedict XVI seemingly unaware of the power struggles and institutionalized corruption around … Continue reading

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