Tag Archives: Pope Benedict XVI

In Search of Pageviews, HUFFPOST Manufactures Clash Between Pope Francis and Pope Benedict?

That’s what it looks like to me. They’ve done stuff like this to boost pageviews before, you know. And what, pray tell, is the cause of the supposed rancor? Advertisements

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NARAL Mistakes “Go Directly to Jail” Card for the “Get Out Of Jail Free” Card UPDATED

Pope Francis, see, had a little something to say to OB/GYN’s today. It’s probably a talk the Main Stream Media missed after they put him in the “all clear/ ignore” box after yesterday’s bombshell interview.

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Shocking! Pope Francis and I Agree on Politics

Did you see Pope Francis’s homily yesterday? Therein he said, “A good Catholic meddles in politics, offering the best of himself, so that those who govern can govern. None of us can say, ‘I have nothing to do with this, … Continue reading

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Which Pope Said What? Take The New York Times Challenge

The Gray Lady wants to test your knowledge of the Pope’s unique voice. So they put together a little multiple choice quiz asking readers to differentiate between the sayings of Popes John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and Francis. Give it … Continue reading

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Papal History Being Made, Right Here, Right Now UPDATED

Today Pope Francis and the Pope Emeritus met at Castel Gandolfo. In terms of historically rare moments, it doesn’t get much better than this.

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A Poem and a Prayer as a Pontiff Retires

Today’s gospel reading is a fitting reminder that the Christian model of leadership is not of this earth. Of course, Our Redeemer, who had also said “before Abraham was, I Am,” was of heaven. Thus Jesus tells the disciples,

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Smallville Sends a Cardinal Off to the Conclave UPDATED

Justin Francis Cardinal Rigali, Archbishop Emeritus of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, took wing today from the airport in Knoxville, Tennessee to gather with his peers in Rome for the conclave.

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Pope Benedict XVI’s Title After Retirement Revealed…

The speculation is over.

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Why I’m Not Outraged by Saturday Night Lives’ Blasphemous Skit on “Djesus”

Not that I’m turning cartwheels over it, or anything. Now, I didn’t catch it live last night, but I’ve seen the skit that portrays the risen Lord as a revenge killer in the sanguine style of Quentin Tarentinos’ take on … Continue reading

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Papa Tells a Story: “The Council As I Saw It” and Beware the Hermeneutic of Politics

At five times longer than your average blog post, the article from Vatican Radio published yesterday is well worth the read. I was going to blow it off though, even before I realized how long it was. That is, until … Continue reading

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