Tag Archives: Our Francis of the Interviews

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

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I like funny things…

“It’s true I don’t give interviews. I don’t know why. I just can’t. It’s tiresome,” he said [on his flight to World Youth Day in Brazil]. “But I enjoy your company.” “[F]or a Pope who does not want to give … Continue reading

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A follow-up on the Ecclesiology of Doublethink…

[Please confer the update of this update about the updated status of the trustworthy interview-that-wasn’t.] Hapless is the word of the hour. When the first Scalfari interview hit the press, there was a rush among Catholics to gainsay it as inaccurate and … Continue reading

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“Do a barrel roll!”

Even the Pope Critiques Himself. And Corrects Three Errors by Sandro Magister — ROME, November 22, 2013   I’ve already discussed (here on 3 Nov. and here on 14 Nov.) why this rollercoaster of Orwellian retractions is a major problem for soft … Continue reading

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The pope, the papacy, and the love of God…

[20 Nov 2013 — I have amended this post, a day later, as shown in red.]  Recently Steve Skojec highlighted a quotation that showed up in a combox at his blog, and, as far as repetitio mater studiorum est, it … Continue reading

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Now, this is my Pope!

Before leaving you with the Pope’s magnificent words which he spoke at the Prayer for the Marian Day on Saturday, 12 October 2013, I want to remind my reader of some ongoing principles that are guiding my codgitations these days. … Continue reading

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Just say the right thing…

In my prior post on the “mystical key” to Pope Francis, I briefly examined the background and formation of Pope Francis, and then closed with a consideration of the primacy of “the mystical” as a key to understanding him. In … Continue reading

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