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)
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
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
George Weigel spoke about John Paul 2nd starting with his Pope, Bob Dylan story and he talked about the need for Virtue in a democracy You can order his entire speech here.
Namely the Six degrees of John Paul II blog. I actually can claim 1 degree having attended his mass in Boston with my Mother back in 1979. Boy was that day wet. In the words of the American Papist. Why do you tarry here? Hit the link and go check it out!
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
...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…
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