Category Archives: Pope Francis

Pope Francis on Better to be an Atheist

Recently it has been widely reported that Pope Francis said, “it is better to be an atheist than a hypocritical Catholic.” The actual quote, while similar, is not that – AND – he’s actually stating that OTHER PEOPLE say that … Continue reading

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Pope on Super Bowl LI

Well, some are critical of Pope Francis’ address to Super Bowl LI and while some of their reasoning is justified, and while I don’t agree with the manner in which this pope speaks some of the time – I find … Continue reading

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True Love is Not Rigid?

So says Pope Francis, according to an interview posted on the Rorate-Caeli Blog: [Interviewer:] The simplicity of children makes me also think of adults, with a rite that is direct, participated intensely [translator’s note: reference to notion of ‘actuosa participatio’], … Continue reading

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French Priest Martyred

The first French priest to be martyred since the French Revolution: Pope Francis speaks about “Catholic violence…” However, what is interesting is the Muslim response to the martyrdom of Fr. Hamel. The CathApol Blog is a portal to the forums … Continue reading

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When may a Catholic disagree with Pope Francis?

Cathmom5’s introduction: The following post was used in the Catholic Debate Forum discussion on whether or not Catholics are allowed to disagree with the opinions or non-infallible writings of Catholic magisterium. Mr. Conte’s post on When May a Catholic Disagree … Continue reading

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AMORIS LAETITIA Full Text

POST-SYNODAL APOSTOLIC EXHORTATIONAMORIS LÆTITIAOF THE HOLY FATHERFRANCISTO BISHOPS, PRIESTS AND DEACONSCONSECRATED PERSONSCHRISTIAN MARRIED COUPLESAND ALL THE LAY FAITHFULON LOVE IN THE FAMILY (Full text, minus footnotes) 1.The Joy of Love experienced by families is also the joy of the Church. … Continue reading

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Walls and Christians

 “A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian. This is not the gospel,” the Pope told journalists who asked his opinion on Trump’s proposals to halt illegal immigration. Trump … Continue reading

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