Tag Archives: Pope Francis

SSPX, 50 years of Vatican 2, and the Family Synod.

from: http://faithinourfamilies.com/2015/09/01/ Yesterday Pope Francis sent a letter to the President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization, and made a completely unexpected announcement regarding the SSPX: “A final consideration concerns those faithful who for various reasons choose … Continue reading

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Priests Invited to Be Missionaries of Mercy During Jubilee

I will be most interested in the comments to this.   Applications Accepted by Pontifical Council Rome, August 27, 2015 (ZENIT.org) This Ash Wednesday, missionaries of mercy will be sent forth by Pope Francis during a celebration in St. Peter’s, … Continue reading

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Vatican For Sale: Very Wealthy Rent the Sistine Chapel, Dine with the Pope and Buy Secret Archives

This article, be warned, is from the secular ForbesLife in the United States. However I hope I am not alone in finding the history of the Catholic Church available to the highest bidder a trifle distasteful.  It is impossible to … Continue reading

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When faithful Catholics get it seriously wrong

By kind permission of the Editor, Catholic Voice Ireland. by Deacon Nick Donnelly As an ordained minister of the Church the key purpose of my life is very straightforward – adoring God and saving souls. Nothing else matters. I proclaim … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: A Church 200 Years Out of Date

This is an interesting and indeed rather worrying post from Andrea Gagliarducci: This is a catastrophe waiting to happen. from:http://www.mondayvatican.com By Andrea Gagliarducci  Benny Lai, dean of Italian Vatican-watchers, during the last years of his life always insisted, “It’s not … Continue reading

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The Pope’s homily on Pentecost Sunday

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St Peter’s Basilica on the Solemnity of Pentecost  English translation the Pope’s homily this Pentecost Sunday“As the Father has sent me, even so I send you…  Receive the Holy Spirit” (Jn 20:21-22).  The gift of … Continue reading

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Pope at Santa Marta: Slain because they were Christian

A Christian woman prays for the 21 Copts killed by IS terrorists outside a church in Cairo, Egypt. – AP (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis offered Mass Tuesday morning for the repose of the souls of the twenty-one Coptic Christians martyred … Continue reading

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Why is same sex “marriage” a priority for Enda Kenny?

Reprinted by kind permission of the Editor, Catholic Voice, Ireland. Published: 22 January 2015 by Deacon Nick Donnelly In January 2014, Enda Kenny legalised the national tragedy of abortion in Ireland. This year he seems set on pitching the country … Continue reading

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Review of the Year – the highs and the lows (Deacon Nick Donnelly)

 By permission of the Editor, Catholic Voice, Ireland   by Deacon Nick Donnelly As the year draws to a close it seems to many that we are again living through revolutionary times in the Church. I suggest therefore that we … Continue reading

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Pope Francis…. and me.

I will start this post with a confession.  I am not the most enthusiastic admirer of Pope Francis. To my simple mind I find some of his pronouncements mildly confusing. When the proclamation was made: “Annuntio vobis gaudium magnum: HABEMUS … Continue reading

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Pope ‘deeply saddened’ by brutal killing of missionary nuns

By Ann Schneible on EWTN News/CNA Pope Francis has expressed his condolences following the brutal murder of three Italian nuns in Burundi over the weekend, assuring the community of his closeness. “The Holy Father begs the Lord to welcome into … Continue reading

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Cardinal Brandmüller Corrects Francis on Celibacy

Francis Speaks, Scalfari Transcribes, Brandmüller Shreds As a Church historian, the German cardinal refutes the notion according to which clerical celibacy was an invention of the 10th century. No, he objects: its origin is with Jesus and the apostles. And … Continue reading

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Bishop Mark Davies: Assisted Suicide Bill Will Put Lives of Many Vulnerable People at Risk

From zenit.0rg: Legislation Proposes Licensing Doctors to Supply Lethal Drugs to Those With Less Than Six Months to Live An English bishop has warned that a bill to legalise assisted suicide may inadvertently lead to the deaths of large numbers … Continue reading

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Bishop of Shrewsbury’s Pastoral Letter Marking End of Year of Faith

November 22, 2013 (Zenit.org)  As the Year of Faith draws to a close, an English bishop has encouraged his flock not to be discouraged by the antagonism they face when bearing witness to Christ in society. Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury … Continue reading

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God remembers

 From the Vatican Radio website: At his Angelus on Sunday, Pope Francis spoke about the day’s Gospel account of the conversion of Zacchaeus.  The Holy Father recalled that Zacchaeus, a man “short in stature,” because he was a publican “was … Continue reading

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