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Pope Francis Address to CELAM 3: A Community of Disciples

Continuing with the address of the Holy Father to his brother bishops of Latin America. When we speak of the modern movement to discipleship, we are expanding on older, less complete understandings of the Church. The Church is the community … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Address to CELAM 2: God’s Voice, A Father To Children

Continuing with this address of the Holy Father to his brother bishops of Latin America. More typical of his writing and speaking, and well within Ignatian expectations, the personalism of God to believers: When God speaks to us in Jesus, … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Address to CELAM 1

Rocco Palmo thought much of this address of the Holy Father to his brother bishops of Latin America. As I read through it, I found much worthy of reflection and, since it is posted here, commentary too. We’ll take it … Continue reading

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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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