Pope Francis

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Some Thoughts on Laudato Si

To me, one of the marks of Truth in the Catholic Church’s Social Doctrine is that it upsets people both on the Left and on the Right. Every time a new social encyclical comes out, both sides scramble to claim what they like and to ignore or outright dismiss those parts that do not fit […]

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Gazing into the Abyss of God-forsakenness

“God is dead.” Friedrich Nietzsche On this Holy Saturday, the strangest of days, Nietzsche’s famous declaration in fact rings true. On this one day of the year, the God of the Universe is dead. True, God is eternal and could never die in His divinity. But yesterday, Jesus Christ, God Himself made flesh, was brutally […]

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Rend your Hearts, not your Garments

If you discovered you were to die in 5 minutes what would your next thought be?  Your last words? And what if you discovered that you were going to be burned alive by the legitimate reigning government? Fear.  Anger.  Resentment.  Venomous threats and lashing out. Those are some of the thoughts that come to my […]

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Don’t Lose the Smell of the Sheep

I love Pope Francis. The manner in which he has refocused our attention on the long teachings of the Church has everyone, those who are Catholic and those who are not even religious, seeing the beauty and rationale in what has been laid before us. I hear over and over, from many who are usually […]

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The Francis Moment

This article from Our Sunday Visitor helped me form some thoughts on this, including the term, “The Francis Moment,” and is a good resource on its own. “I love our pope! He is so chill!” I looked at my agnostic friend with a chuckle, but restrained my eyebrows from hitting the ceiling. I used to […]

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