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Paying A Mortgage

Much has been made of Pope Francis’ remarks on liturgy to Rome’s diocesan clergy. But I found it more interesting his comments on “retread” seminarians: (Pope Francis) then referred to the case of some bishops who accepted “traditionalist” seminarians who … Continue reading

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Game Over

NPR Sunday interviewed Rocco Palmo, the blogosphere’s whisperer. Some key spots: Game Over You have new cardinals from … places that never been thought of having a cardinal. And somebody said to me, it’s not that these guys are going to … Continue reading

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Spanking

The young miss alerted me to the pope’s remarks about spanking. She was not reading the full general audience address, but a boiled-down version of this: Certainly, he also knows how to correct with firmness: he is not a weak … Continue reading

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Pope Francis on Sacraments

Great stuff from Friday. On Penance: There is no sin which He won’t pardon. He forgives everything.  ‘But father, I don’t go to confession because I have committed so many really bad sins, so many that I can’t be pardoned.’  … Continue reading

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On Peace

PrayTell posts video of the Holy Father moving off the altar platform and giving peace to sisters in wheelchairs. Lots of hand-wringing in the commentariat there, and I’d expect a more vigorous and catty dissent on other websites. Some observations: … Continue reading

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Airplane Magisterium, Ivory Tower Magisterium

I saw one comment on the pope’s rabbit remark, something about an airplane magisterium. Strange, but I never thought of Pope Benedict as exercising an ivory tower magisterium just because the basis of his clerical career was as a professor … Continue reading

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Curia Criticism

I notice a lot of commentary on the pope’s Christmas speech to the curia. Perhaps an unexpected piece of support was from that radical, Walter Kasper, who views Pope Francis as a “Jesuit spiritual guide”: The fundamental thing is he wants … Continue reading

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