A few Catholic Stories worth a read

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A few Catholic Stories worth a read

This week is the 65th Anniver­sary of the ordi­na­tion of Pope Emer­i­tus Bene­dict XVI and some­how that made three Catholic sto­ries jumped out a me.

A very inter­est­ing inter­view with Arch­bishop Gän­swein on Pope Bene­dict:

Later on, he also says he would sum up Benedict’s papacy with the word Ver­i­tas. He says: “It is about the fact that truth became man in Christ, that is for him [Bene­dict] the great theme of his life which reap­peared again and again through­out his life in dif­fer­ent vari­a­tions and in dif­fer­ent forms.” Gän­swein adds that Benedict’s pon­tif­i­cate had “strength­ened the Church in her foun­da­tions,” con­clud­ing with the words: “That will remain.”

A lot of times in the back and forth about the world we for­get that in the end this fact is all that matters.

Yes­ter­day Pope Fran­cis & Pope Emer­i­tus appeared together and I think the most sig­nif­i­cant part of the story was this:

Fran­cis has recently dis­missed new ques­tions about the impli­ca­tions of Benedict’s res­ig­na­tion by insist­ing that there is only one pope — him­self — and that Bene­dict had pledged his obe­di­ence to him on the day he resigned.

He told reporters this week­end he felt that Bene­dict “had my back” and was con­tin­u­ing to help the church through his prayers. He added he had heard that Bene­dict had even chas­tised some nos­tal­gic faith­ful who were com­plain­ing about the “new pope.”

I may not know what the Holy Spirit is doing but I have faith that he does.

Finally here is a story about Fran­cis that the MSM has left alone

The Vat­i­can is sum­mon­ing the heads of two more female reli­gious orders so they can explain their “pub­lic dis­sent” from Church teaching.

The most recent com­mu­ni­ties to be sum­moned are the Sis­ters of St. Joseph of Caron­delet (CSJ) and the Sis­ters of Char­ity of the Blessed Vir­gin Mary (BVM). The Vatican’s con­cern in both com­mu­ni­ties involves their dis­sent from Church teaching.

When Bene­dict did this the MSM was up in arms, I guess this one is just too hard for the media to spin Fran­cis on this so they just let it be.

This week is the 65th Anniversary of the ordination of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and somehow that made three Catholic stories jumped out a me.

A very interesting interview with Archbishop Gänswein on Pope Benedict:

Later on, he also says he would sum up Benedict’s papacy with the word Veritas. He says: “It is about the fact that truth became man in Christ, that is for him [Benedict] the great theme of his life which reappeared again and again throughout his life in different variations and in different forms.” Gänswein adds that Benedict’s pontificate had “strengthened the Church in her foundations,” concluding with the words: “That will remain.”

A lot of times in the back and forth about the world we forget that in the end this fact is all that matters.

Yesterday Pope Francis & Pope Emeritus appeared together and I think the most significant part of the story was this:

Francis has recently dismissed new questions about the implications of Benedict’s resignation by insisting that there is only one pope — himself — and that Benedict had pledged his obedience to him on the day he resigned.

He told reporters this weekend he felt that Benedict “had my back” and was continuing to help the church through his prayers. He added he had heard that Benedict had even chastised some nostalgic faithful who were complaining about the “new pope.”

I may not know what the Holy Spirit is doing but I have faith that he does.

Finally here is a story about Francis that the MSM has left alone

The Vatican is summoning the heads of two more female religious orders so they can explain their “public dissent” from Church teaching.

The most recent communities to be summoned are the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (CSJ) and the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (BVM). The Vatican’s concern in both communities involves their dissent from Church teaching.

When Benedict did this the MSM was up in arms, I guess this one is just too hard for the media to spin Francis on this so they just let it be.