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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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The crimethought dragnet widens…

Shake Up the Church, Just Don’t Step Out of Line Historian Roberto de Mattei has been fired from his broadcast at Radio Maria for being critical of aspects of this pontificate. This follows on the heels of Radio Maria firing … Continue reading

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Just inside the line…

“God does not save those who are only imaginary sinners. Be a sinner, and let your sins be strong (sin boldly), but let your trust in Christ be stronger, and rejoice in Christ who is the victor over sin, death, … 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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This is why we can’t have nice things…

One can tolerate only so much comic relief. Not that most people need to have this clarified, but in the interest of transparency, let me make clear that the following is the kind of comment–especially when it caps off a … Continue reading

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“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

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