Pope Francis and the Media’s Conundrum

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Pope Francis and the Media's Conundrum

Robert the Bruce: Does any­one know his politics?

Craig: No. But his weight with the com­mon­ers could unbal­ance every­thing. The Bal­li­ols will kiss his ass, so we must.

Brave­heart 1995

I fell asleep on the couch while the Domini­cans defeated the Dutch last night, and when I woke up at 4:30 turned to MSNBC and to my sur­prise saw the Papal instal­la­tion mass play­ing live.

CNN and FOX is also car­ry­ing the mass live as is every Span­ish chan­nel and of course EWTN.

Now of course the Papal instal­la­tion is news but that every news net­work is car­ry­ing it live but even with the Papal trap­pings the Mass is the Mass is the Mass which is the basic form of Catholic wor­ship and any Catholic who attends Mass rec­og­nizes would rec­og­nize it instantly.

Open­ing prayers, First reading,Psalm, Sec­ond Read­ing (not included daily low mass) and then Gospel, After a Homily by the cel­e­brant, (pre­sum­ably the Pope this time) the Eucharis­tic Prayers, Holy Com­mu­nion and the end of the Mass. The Mass as it is and has been as opposed to the car­i­ca­ture that is oft­times painted

With the church increas­ingly being the rock that is stand­ing against he sec­u­lar­ism it is ironic that the MSM which hates the church as it is (let’s not pre­tend oth­er­wise) finds itself com­pelled to cover the Mass and his ser­mon on the feast of St. Joseph.

It is not the first time, let’s not for­get the Death of Mother Theresa where the net­works after fawn­ing over Diana Princess of Wales found itself com­pelled to carry her funeral mass live.

When he talks about Joseph “recep­tive to God’s plan and not his own” it is a direct chal­lenge to those who wor­ship the world. That the day after Hillery Clin­ton changes with the wind on “gay mar­riage” and Meme­o­ran­dum trum­pets the lat­est sup­port for it in the polls its chief oppo­nent in the entire world takes the world stage talk­ing about God’s plan which directly con­tra­dicts all the media loves.

On CNN the irony became more pro­nounced as Chris Cuomo brother of the Gov­er­nor of NY who has been push­ing Abor­tion even beyond the pale in the hopes of the nom­i­na­tion of the Demo­c­rat party in 2016 bluntly said there was noth­ing unortho­dox in his mes­sage. CNN as soon as the Homily was done piv­oted toward the Sex scan­dal but they couldn’t sus­tain the con­ver­sa­tion in that direc­tion as the Pope’s Homily pushed them in into a dif­fer­ent direction.

This Pope’s humil­ity and pop­u­lar­ity is going to be a thorn in the media’s side and his weight with the com­mon peo­ple will force the media to con­tinue to high­light his every move.

Do not let this fool you. The media will fol­low him, will report on him and quote him when­ever it serves to advance their agenda while, as Judas did “look for an oppor­tu­nity to hand him over” Mark 14:11b

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CPAC is over, trav­el­ing is over for now and the nor­malcy of writ­ing and local cov­er­age and of course the need to gen­er­ate that weekly pay­check and per­haps a few dol­lars more to cover CPAC bills now com­ing in.

It’s that first few dol­lars that can be the hard­est and while the ther­mome­ter has only moved $10 it HAS moved and that’s what counts fora start.

So if you want to be one of the fif­teen who can spare that $20 to move this meter hope­fully to the top, con­sider hit­ting DaTip­Jar to assure this cov­er­age can continue.




Robert the Bruce: Does anyone know his politics?

Craig: No. But his weight with the commoners could unbalance everything. The Balliols will kiss his ass, so we must.

Braveheart 1995

I fell asleep on the couch while the Dominicans defeated the Dutch last night, and when I woke up at 4:30 turned to MSNBC and to my surprise saw the Papal installation mass playing live.

CNN and FOX is also carrying the mass live as is every Spanish channel and of course EWTN.

Now of course the Papal installation is news but that every news network is carrying it live but even with the Papal trappings the Mass is the Mass is the Mass which is the basic form of Catholic worship and any Catholic who attends Mass recognizes would recognize it instantly.

Opening prayers, First reading,Psalm, Second Reading (not included daily low mass) and then Gospel, After a Homily by the celebrant, (presumably the Pope this time) the Eucharistic Prayers, Holy Communion and the end of the Mass. The Mass as it is and has been as opposed to the caricature that is ofttimes painted

With the church increasingly being the rock that is standing against he secularism it is ironic that the MSM which hates the church as it is (let’s not pretend otherwise) finds itself compelled to cover the Mass and his sermon on the feast of St. Joseph.

It is not the first time, let’s not forget the Death of Mother Theresa where the networks after fawning over Diana Princess of Wales found itself compelled to carry her funeral mass live.

When he talks about Joseph “receptive to God’s plan and not his own” it is a direct challenge to those who worship the world. That the day after Hillery Clinton changes with the wind on “gay marriage” and Memeorandum trumpets the latest support for it in the polls its chief opponent in the entire world takes the world stage talking about God’s plan which directly contradicts all the media loves.

On CNN the irony became more pronounced as Chris Cuomo brother of the Governor of NY who has been pushing Abortion even beyond the pale in the hopes of the nomination of the Democrat party in 2016 bluntly said there was nothing unorthodox in his message. CNN as soon as the Homily was done pivoted toward the Sex scandal but they couldn’t sustain the conversation in that direction as the Pope’s Homily pushed them in into a different direction.

This Pope’s humility and popularity is going to be a thorn in the media’s side and his weight with the common people will force the media to continue to highlight his every move.

Do not let this fool you.  The media will follow him, will report on him and quote him whenever it serves to advance their agenda while, as Judas did “look for an opportunity to hand him over”  Mark 14:11b

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Olimometer 2.52

CPAC is over, traveling is over for now and the normalcy of writing and local coverage and of course the need to generate that weekly paycheck and perhaps a few dollars more to cover CPAC bills now coming in.

It’s that first few dollars that can be the hardest and while the thermometer has only moved $10 it HAS moved and that’s what counts fora start.

So if you want to be one of the fifteen who can spare that $20 to move this meter hopefully to the top, consider hitting DaTipJar to assure this coverage can continue.