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Each individual cardinal, as well as each bishop and each priest is now called to preserve in his field of authority the Catholic Sacramental Order and to confess it publicly. If the pope is not willing to make a correction, it is up to another pontificate to officially put things back into order. The tipping […]

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As a (nominal) Catholic, the Pope matters to me.   Why is it that it matters so much to people who are not Catholic, and indeed oppose Catholicism at every opportunity?  Why are my crazy liberal friends spouting love for the Pope while recognizing that the man holds no authority over them?    Preview Open

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Not the Onion: The Argentinean-born Pope Francis, the first Pope born outside of Europe, has reignited a Catholic base and inspired millions outside his own religious denomination with his selfless, unifying messages that encourage climate change protection, assistance for the homeless and his hope for equality for all, even in the case of hot-button issues […]

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Over at the Federalist (are there any female writers working anywhere else these days?), Maureen dissects the formation of Pope Francis and notices others are reluctantly dipping their toes in the water: The mainstream press has begun to notice, although it puts a smile on the apparition. In a July article entitled “The Peronist Pope,” […]

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Julius II rang in the Renaissance, Pius VI, the Enlightenment. Francis…the Age of Discernment? He has my undivided attention. I am upright, straight backed and eyes front, this Pope has done more to get my attention than even Paul VI, from the balcony in St. Peter’s Square when I was a boy. Preview Open

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Hello, little people.  I don’t have much time, and with the way I must repeat everything several times just to achieve even short-term retention within your tiny yet heavy-browed skulls, I will be brief. Now you know that it pains me to be brief, not only because I love the sound of my own voice […]

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