Tag Archives: papal midrash

Good news, everyone, we are still at war with Eastasia…

A reader just alerted me to the fact that the October 2013 interview with Scalfari has once again been scrubbed from Pope Francis’s Vatican dossier.* What a relief! Now all the erstwhile defenders of its contents can revert back to agreeing … Continue reading

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Charity wearies not with waiting…

Only minutes after seeing this opinion piece, I stumbled upon the following quotation. In light of an earlier reflection I wrote about Pius X and Francis, the rhetorical contrast of those “plebeian popes” afforded me yet another chuckle. 13. But … Continue reading

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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

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An open letter to those on the ledge…

[A few hours after posting this, I made a few minor revisions. I also recommend this comment by Dale.] “6 Give strong drink to anyone who is perishing, and wine to the embittered; 7 When they drink, they will forget … Continue reading

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I’m not dead yet…

…but being dead to the world is sometimes the best medicine. When not interacting with friends and family, I spent most of my time over the Thanksgiving break reading, watching comedy, exercising, and tidying up some grade reports. I didn’t … Continue reading

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Papal bling photo caption contest?

“Assuredly it is a wise and most laudable thing to return in spirit and affection to the sources of the sacred liturgy. … But it is neither wise nor laudable to reduce everything to antiquity by every possible device. Thus, … Continue reading

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A fascinating glimpse…

…into the social psychology of soft ultramontanism. Louie Verrecchio is providing a stellar example of loyal but blunt criticism of the problems many are expressing in response to Pope Francis’s papacy so far. Doing so, however, is not without its … Continue reading

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