Pope Francis reinstates Marxist to the priesthood (update DTG)

by Fausta Rodriguez Wertz Nicaraguan liberation theology advocate and member of Daniel Ortega's inner circle Miguel D'Escoto has been restored to the priesthood. He had been suspended by John Paul II (who knew a thing or two about Communists) in 1985: D'Escoto served as the Republic of Nicaragua’s Minister for Foreign Affairs for more than … Continue reading Pope Francis reinstates Marxist to the priesthood (update DTG)

Pope Francis takes the Secular media to Mass

At the end of the first run EWTN coverage of the Papal canonization mass Raymond Arroyo made a point to thank Mother Angelica the 91-year-old for founding the network and allowing the coverage of the historic ceremony and Mass. Most of the time that is exactly right. As a general rule if you wanted to … Continue reading Pope Francis takes the Secular media to Mass

Benedict XVI as John Paul I

Then the LORD said, "Go outside and stand on the mountain before the LORD; the LORD will be passing by." A strong and heavy wind was rending the mountains and crushing rocks before the LORD - but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake - but the LORD … Continue reading Benedict XVI as John Paul I

There was a point that Ross made in

the NYT, concerning John Paul II that deserves some elaboration. When I was reading the book Saved by my enemy I was struck by a particular story. The young lady couldn't get over the idea that George Bush wasn't jailing or executing people for disagreeing with him. Since all she knew was how "the rules" … Continue reading There was a point that Ross made in

I see the NYT has written the closest thing…

...to a fair story on the pope that they will likely ever produce: This isn’t an isolated case. In the 1990s, it was Ratzinger who pushed for a full investigation of Hans Hermann Groer, the Vienna cardinal accused of pedophilia, only to have his efforts blocked in the Vatican. It was Ratzinger who persuaded John … Continue reading I see the NYT has written the closest thing…

The Pope, the Prez and the PhD

Although his Papacy and his faith were very powerful, practically a renaissance for Catholics Pope John Paul the II had one weakness that I believe affected his ability to deal with the Pedophile scandal among primarily gay priests in the US. Although the Catechism of the Catholic Church released and confirmed by John Paul II … Continue reading The Pope, the Prez and the PhD