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Habemus Episcopum

That did not take as long as I feared! Our dear Bishop Johnston was transferred to Kansas City last November by Pope Francis. We were very sorry to see him go, but in a certain way it seemed inevitable; he

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Posted in Ecclesiology, Etc, Francis I

Lumen Fidei Post 1 – Tradition and the Spirit

In Lumen Fidei, the first encyclical of his pontificate (a collaborative effort with his predecessor Benedict XVI), Pope Francis has this to say about the importance and role of Tradition in the Church: It is through the apostolic Tradition preserved

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Development for all, or the privileged few?

Many of us have alternately had a good laugh or got our dander up thanks to Limbaugh’s ludicrous assertion that Pope Francis’s Apostolic Exhortation (n.b.: not encyclical; there is a difference) exposed the Pope as a “Marxist [sic]”. One of

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Posted in Benedict XVI, Francis I, Rerum Novarum, Vatican II

Pope Francis quote of the day

Ask Jesus what he wants from you and be brave! Be brave, ask Him!!! [Text from the Vatican Radio website]

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Posted in Francis I

Habemus Papam

Lord, grant Your servant Pope Francis the grace and help of Your Spirit as he shepherds Your flock.

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Posted in Ecclesiology, Francis I, Papacy
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