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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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Leaking

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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Pharisees Lost In Translation

Rocco whispered the Rorate Caeli gossip column* on Eugenio Scalfari’s latest chat with Pope Francis. “It is true — Pope Francis answered — it is a truth and for that matter the family that is the basis of any society … Continue reading

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