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Just curious: what do you make of Steve Skojec’s call for boycotting the reception of communion at Pope Francis’s outdoor Masses later this month? I don’t know about those less scrupulous than I, but this blog-post is scary enough to … Continue reading

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What Pope Francis Intends On Abortion Forgiveness

Lots of commentary today to overshadow the observance of the day for the care of all creation, not the least of which is Pope Francis’s announcement on forgiving abortion. Where John Allen sees a “double-play,” and Ed Peters is “less … Continue reading

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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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Laudato Sii: A Continuation of Tradition

Vincent Miller has a brief piece locating Pope Francis’s forthcoming encyclical squarely within the tradition of Leo XIII, John XXIII, Paul VI and John Paul II. Pope Francis’s letter on the environment, is thus not at all unusual. It will continue … 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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Trading Control Panel for Shepherd’s Staff

A confluence of two stories today struck me. First, Pope Francis on the relationship between bishops and lay people in a talk Rocco labelled “Pastors, Not Pilots.” Read, please: In reality, the laity who have an authentic Christian formation shouldn’t … Continue reading

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