More fake news about the Pope?

This week the Pontifical Academy of Sciences hosted a workshop called "Biological Extinction: How to Save the Natural World on Which We Depend."  If you read the declaration on the workshop, or look at the workshop agenda, or read any of the articles linked on the Vatican's website, it doesn't seem controversial at all, and … Continue reading More fake news about the Pope?

Francis unspun on Mercy

As the year of Mercy Closes Pope Francis has made some significant moves in the context of mercy in an Apostolic Letter:  Mercy and Peace 16. The Jubilee now ends and the Holy Door is closed. But the door of mercy of our heart continues to remain wide open. We have learned that God bends … Continue reading Francis unspun on Mercy

The Hole is the Woman Priests “Culture” argument: Jesus is God

Tuesday Pope Francis very decisively reaffirmed the Catholic Church's teaching on an all male priesthood emphatically citing St. Pope John Paul II in an interview: The pontiff made the declaration in response to a female reporter asking whether he thought women would one day serve as Catholic priests and bishops, noting the head of Sweden's … Continue reading The Hole is the Woman Priests “Culture” argument: Jesus is God

Amoris Laetitia as it actually is V: Patience, Envy, Blame and forgiveness

The latest in my series of showing Amoris Laetitia as it is vs what some pretend it to be. Just a reminder Patience is a virtue and also makes things work 92. Being patient does not mean letting ourselves be constantly mistreated, tolerating physical aggression or allowing other people to use us. We encounter problems … Continue reading Amoris Laetitia as it actually is V: Patience, Envy, Blame and forgiveness

Amoris Laetitia as it actually is IV: Obligations, Conversions, Abortion & School Choice

The latest in a series of post looking at Amoris Laetitia as it's actually written as opposed to how it's spun. Did you know that marriage has obligations in terms of parenthood? This pope does 68. “Blessed Paul VI, in the wake of the Second Vatican Council, further developed the Church’s teaching on marriage and … Continue reading Amoris Laetitia as it actually is IV: Obligations, Conversions, Abortion & School Choice

Amoris Laetitia as it actually is II Truth, Conscience, Birth control and Same Sex unions

The latest in a series of posts looking at what the Pope's document Amoris Laetitia actually says vs the spin that has been applied to it by examining individual paragraphs that nobody is talking about: Trigger warning to our friends on the left: Assertion of Objective Truth imminent: 34. When these factors affect our understanding … Continue reading Amoris Laetitia as it actually is II Truth, Conscience, Birth control and Same Sex unions

Amoris Laetitia My take

By now you have seen plenty of spin on Amoris Laetitia from journalists, from pundits all telling you that this is all about either the Pope advancing their values or in the case of a few betraying the church. It's why I said this on day 1: The best advice I can give you on #amorislaetitia … Continue reading Amoris Laetitia My take

John Allen Nails it Twice on the Church and the Pope

You know the Boston Globe has for years had the best coverage of Baseball period, with John Allen they now have the best Catholic reporter in the world and he proved it again: Pope Francis can be understood as a living, breathing embodiment of the “both/and” instinct that’s so much a part of Catholic DNA, … Continue reading John Allen Nails it Twice on the Church and the Pope

Pope Francis In Context and Unspun on Mexico, Trump, Zika et/all

I had lunch with my pastor on Tuesday and the subject of Pope Francis came up. One of the things he noted is that Francis tends to talk like a pastor counseling an individual in a specific situation rather than like a theologian making pronouncements on the faith. The problem with this approach being that … Continue reading Pope Francis In Context and Unspun on Mexico, Trump, Zika et/all

Another Pope Francis Story the MSM isn’t interested in

At the Synod of the family we heard a lot about how Pope Francis. From the MSM we heard that he was doing his best to try to change how Gay Marriage and Divorce were viewed by the church and on the right we heard he was conspiring with German Cardinals to change church teaching … Continue reading Another Pope Francis Story the MSM isn’t interested in

Pope Francis, Clever as a Fox or Larry in the Boat

12th Doctor: Ashildr! He doesn't care. Ashildr: But I do. Oh, God, I do. I actually do. I, I care. 12th Doctor: It's awful, isn't it? It's infuriating. You think you don't care, then you fall off the wagon. Ashildr: Never mind about me. What are we going to do about them? We have to … Continue reading Pope Francis, Clever as a Fox or Larry in the Boat

Spinning a Synod vs Seeing the Synod

Well the Synod on the family has come and gone and the MSM message can be explained by two memes: Meme #1  those nasty conservatives have won: The final synod document restated Church teachings that gays should not suffer discrimination in society, but also repeated the stand that there was "no foundation whatsoever" for same-sex marriage, … Continue reading Spinning a Synod vs Seeing the Synod

Sir Humphrey Appleby at the Vatican

"...For this I was born and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice."  Pilate said to him, "What is truth?" John 18:37b-38a James Hacker:  Will you answer a direct question? Sir Humphrey Appleby:  I strongly advise you not to ask … Continue reading Sir Humphrey Appleby at the Vatican

Pope Meets with Kim Davis MSM & Left under heavy sedation

It's a very good thing the MSM doesn't believe in handgun ownership or upon seeing this story would likely blow their brains out. A Kentucky clerk who went to jail for defying a federal court’s orders to issue same-sex marriage licenses reportedly met briefly with the pope during his historic visit to the United States. … Continue reading Pope Meets with Kim Davis MSM & Left under heavy sedation

A Few Things Pope Francis Hasn’t said or Done During his US Trip

I've noticed that the MSM has not missed any opportunity to lionize Pope Francis at any time during his trip here to the US (with the possible exception of his visit to the little sisters of the poor which they ignored). I'm a fan of the Holy Father and have absolutely no objection to him … Continue reading A Few Things Pope Francis Hasn’t said or Done During his US Trip