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Papal Self-Citation

Frequent commenter FrMichael mentioned Pope Francis in a comment, referring to … … the endless self-citation he is apt to do … Apparently all recent popes do it. I checked the footnotes in three early papal documents, all apostolic exhortations: … Continue reading

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On Heresy, The New Kind

I don’t think you saw quite as much of this in the old days*, a discussion getting shut down outright instead of just banning all the liberals. Blogger Dave Armstrong asks in his title, “Is Pope Francis A Heretic?” My online … Continue reading

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Misericordia et Misera 22: Under the Guidance and Protection of Mary

At the conclusion of the Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis issued an apostolic letter. Follow this link for the full document, Misericordia et Misera. In this final section, we are entrusted to the watchful care of the Blessed Mother: 22. … Continue reading

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Misericordia et Misera 21: World Day of the Poor

At the conclusion of the Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis issued an apostolic letter. In these paragraphs, he concludes his urging us to reach out in mercy because of our own experience of mercy: 21. The Jubilee impresses upon us … Continue reading

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Misericordia et Misera 20: A Culture of Mercy

At the conclusion of the Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis urges us to promote a cultural revolution. This new culture would not be based on top-down suggestions, but rather spring from individual inspiration where Christian disciples see a need: 20. … Continue reading

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Misericordia et Misera 19: The Jubilee, A Beginning

At the conclusion of the Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis issued an apostolic letter. In section 19, he acknowledges this observance is a beginning, not a concluded effort: 19. Many concrete signs of mercy have been performed during this Holy … Continue reading

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Misericordia et Misera 18: Working For Mercy

The corporal and spiritual works of mercy predated the Jubilee. If we are to remain faithful to the Gospel mission, they certainly must extend into the future. In the thinking of Pope Francis, working in mercy is one of the … Continue reading

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