Tag Archives: not-so-solemn nonsense

Kumbaya, my Lord, gather us in on eagles’ wings…

I know I’m late on this, but I just wanted to review the pope’s recent Decalogue of Happiness, found in his 77-minute filmed interview with the Argentine magazine, Viva, and see if anyone has thoughts on it. As I was … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments

Kaleidoscopic Katholicism…

A kaleidoscopic concatenation of current collocations from our cabal of clever Keystone Clerics… “This soteriological emergency requires, as a first urgent measure, that all would-be converts be welcomed and protected. These measures, however, will not be sufficient, unless they are accompanied by policies … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

And wave ’em like you just don’t care…

Pope Attends Charismatic Prayer Service To Experience What Torture Feels Like 2014 – “There was a lot of emotion.” / “Who am I to judge?” 1942 – “Judica me Deus, et discerne causam meam de gente non sancta: ab homine … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 13 Comments

Of two minds about two heads…

Despite the length and vigor of my recent post on the strange tale of the two popes, I would like to make it clear that I am not asserting anything dogmatically. I am merely running many peculiar data through the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 37 Comments

What a relief!

“This pope is not a liberal pope. He is a radical pope! … This pope goes back to the gospel. … I told the pope, ‘Holy Father, there will be a controversy [after the consistory]. … The pope laughed and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Protected: Pope Icarus alights…

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

Orders are, we don’t need to take this seriously…

…since it was published by the National Catholic Reporter. Call me old-fashioned, but I’m no fan of the genetic fallacy. Cardinal Schönborn: Pope Francis has already changed church by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt | Feb. 7, 2014 … Francis spoke of his … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Accept that the world is accepted…

“[T]here is a temptation to seek God in the past or in a possible future. God is certainly in the past because we can see the footprints. And God is also in the future as a promise. But the ‘concrete’ … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Extra communitatem nulla salvatione?

[After reading this, please refer to the follow-up post here.] “The underlying principle [of Americanism] is that, in order to more easily attract those who differ from her, the Church should shape her teachings more in accord with the spirit … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Let a hundred flowers bloom…

“4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty to God unto the pulling down of fortifications, destroying counsels, 5 And every height that exhalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every understanding … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 18 Comments

Birds of a feather…

[27] … How is it … that certain excellent persons, and of position in the Church, are often permitted by God to preach novel doctrines to Catholics? … [28] … The reason is clearer than day why Divine Providence sometimes … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 32 Comments

So, let me get this straight…

“26 And if any man think himself to be religious, not bridling his tongue, but deceiving his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.” — James 1 The following is another of what you might call my “data reflection” posts. I … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

He said, she said, God said…

“You shall not add to the word that I speak to you, neither shall you take away from it: keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you.” — Deuteronomy 4:2 “Add not any thing to his … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 9 Comments

“A vaccine against faith…”

Although I’m not the only one, I admit that I’ve found yet another headscratcher in Pope Francis’s recently released remarks, made in November to male religious superiors, about “gay unions” and “education”. According to the Vatican, spearheaded by the unsleeping … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

“Sorry, excuse me, thank you!”

“He who who does not sin is not human. … Life without conflict is not life. … We need to caress conflicts.” — Pope Francis, 29 Nov. 2013 [Catholic Herald; full PDF] The following is mostly an “impressionist” post, in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments