Tag Archives: #YOPO

Protected: Irony is so dead…

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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

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I give up!

This’ll give the pope’s fans something to chew on. Pope Francis Meets Chocolate Statue of Pope Francis Feb. 06, 2014 Pope Francis, made out of 1.5 tons of cocoa. . My colleague’s question is probably the only one that needs … Continue reading

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Rosman the Specious Blogs in Truisms…

“31 And the Lord said: Simon, Simon, behold Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: 32 But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and thou, being once converted, confirm thy … Continue reading

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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

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Up to bat for Pope Francis…

[Go here for a follow-up to this piece.] Who, me? Yes. This evening a friend mentioned some comments in the Holy Father’s recent Epiphany homily, which he found very unsettling: “One aspect of the light which guides us on the … Continue reading

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These are the woids you’ve been looking for!

[The following May 16 passage is based on my translation of the Spanish, not the least because the “official” Zenit report includes not a word of the pertinent claims. As such, my translation is subject to ongoing future revisions… All … Continue reading

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Stocking stuffers…

In case Pope Francis hasn’t given enough stones lately to fill your stockings, I’ll give you two more, on the house: 1) Cardinal Burke also removed from Congregation for Cause of Saints According to this 19 December Katholisches.info article: Pope … Continue reading

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All righty, then!

“The church is not a refuge for sad people, the church is a house of joy… [and] when a Christian becomes sad, it means he has strayed from Jesus. … However, great are our limits and our dismay, we are … Continue reading

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POPE ALL THE THINGS!

We finally made it to the big leagues!!! I finally belong to the popular crowd!* mtvU’s 2013 Man & Woman of the Year!  12.10.2013  by mtvU. In a year filled with students speaking out on a wide range of issues, Pope Francis and Lorde took … Continue reading

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The axe of St. Boniface…

After praying about it for a while, triggered by a surprising amount of cajoling from various readers that I should not abstain from commenting on this papacy, I have decided that I will add my two+ cents to some of the … 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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“Thou art Peter…”

Here’s the deal. God made man in His own image (CCC 356 ff.), but mankind has fallen away from God in its very origin (CCC 385 ff.), and yet God has intervened to remake the same human nature in His … Continue reading

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How dare they!

Who would dare criticize the pope (and for someone else to do so again)! The Pope is Christ on Earth for us! Someone should call these ferrets out! Or… Call them up? I felt the duty to remind the Pope that … Continue reading

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Looks like somebody forgot to take his meds…

His anti-ideology meds, that is. Here is a recent encapsulation of the prescription that Pope Francis is writing for the new order of bishops: “The Holy Father wants bishops in tune with their people,” [U.S. nuncio] Vigano said, noting that … Continue reading

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