All the headlines screamed the same sound bite on Feb 18, 2016. Pope Francis Says Donald Trump is 'Not Christian', reported NPR. CBS' headline read, Pope Francis: Donald Trump Is not Christian. The NYT made an attempt at being somewhat honest with, Pope Francis Suggests Donald Trump Is 'Not Christian'. Reuters made it clear that… Continue reading Did Pope Francis Really Say Trump Is ‘Not Christian’?
Pope Francis canonized the Fatima seers Francisco and Jacinta Marto, 11 and 10 years old respectively, on May 13, 2017, the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady in Fatima, Portugal. It was also 100 years from when a flu virus epidemic began to ravage Europe that claimed the lives of both little seers… Continue reading Fatima, Francis, and the Coronavirus
The anti-Francis pundits have now offered their initial two (some less) cents worth of commentary on the Holy Father's recent Apostolic Exhortation, Beloved Amazon. They are to be found on both the far right, (the Pope is a liberal), and the far left, (the Pope is a conservative), sides of the Church's center aisle. As… Continue reading Holy Sprit: Once Forgotten Now Denied
Dear brothers and sisters, 1. Jesus’ words, “Come to me, all you who labour and are burdened, and I will give you rest” (Mt 11:28) point to the mysterious path of grace that is revealed to the simple and gives new strength to those who are weary and tired. These words of Christ express the… Continue reading Pope Francis’ Address for World Day of the Sick on the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes
The overriding consideration, never to be forgotten, is that we are all members of the one human family. The moral obligation to care for one another flows from this fact, as does the correlative principle of placing the human person, rather than the mere pursuit of power or profit, at the very centre of public policy.