Pope Francis

November 3, 2014

Breaking: Pope to host international conference on complementarity of man and woman

Big news, just announced by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith: Rome, November 3rd, 2014. On November 17-19, 2014, the Congregation for the Doctrine
November 6, 2014

‘Sexy Jesus’ and #HotJesus — Reactions Roll in to ‘A.D.’ Casting

Was Jesus sexy? Who knows? Unless you’re a devotee of the Shroud of Turin image purported to be of Jesus Christ (which shows him as fairly
November 10, 2014
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Father Larry Richards Defends the Pope

“Ok, I have had it.” Father Larry Richards wrote on his Facebook page on Oct 28. There followed the first strong words of a defense of
December 2, 2014

No Greater Freedom

Each of us has our own hobbyhorses. Michael Sean Winters, for example, seems to have a thing about Philly’s Archbishop Chaput and the World Meeting of Families which
December 2, 2014

The Pope Didn’t Exile Cardinal Burke. The Pope Gave Him An Army. [Photos]

I wish someone would exile me the way Pope Francis exiled Cardinal Burke. When I think of exile or banishment, I think of tiny islands. Where
December 16, 2014

Should the Pope Keep Quiet?

Over at Aleteia, I run down the list of things the media got wrong about Pope Francis in “2014: The Year In Pope Francis Misunderstandings.” The media got
December 22, 2014

The Pope Criticizes the Curia

Pope Francis gave a talk to the officials of the curia that admonished them to guard against a variety of spiritual diseases.  The Washington Post seems
December 24, 2014

Patti Smith at the Vatican – A Thrill of Hope

I can understand why they think it’s not fitting, but that ship has sailed. She already performed there – last year.  And I think she did
December 26, 2014

Francis and Benedict: Who Am I to Judge?

A common view has it that Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict are light years apart.  There is something to be said for that view.  They