Category Archives: Pope Francis

Vatican II: A Great Gift to the Church

  I’m not a Vatican II scholar (I know, you’re shocked) but I’ve always had the notion that the Second Vatican Council was, all in all, a good thing. And I still do, but I don’t articulate why it was a good thing nearly as well as some other people do. I missed this article by George [...]

The Media Will Never Report What Pope Francis Just Said

  In a startling coincidence, every progressive Catholic media outlet and every mainstream Vatican correspondent was out sick today. All of them.  Down with the flu.  On the same day. How else to explain the complete and utter absence of any reporting by these sources on what Pope Francis said today during his general audience? [...]

The Pope’s Harley-Davidson Sold For How Much?!

Wow. We already knew that Pope Francis would be auctioning off the Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide that had been donated to him, and that the proceeds would go to help renovate a homeless shelter and soup kitchen run by the charity group Caritas Rome. But nobody expected the Holy Hog would raise $326,500. Not exactly [...]

Pope Francis and the Chaput Shocker

Barely two months ago the ecclesiastical news circuit was rocked with the revelation that Pope Francis had decided not to renew Cardinal Burke’s membership on the Congregation for Bishops. The New York Times, NPR, NBC and a host of other secular and Catholic news outlets went berserk, seeing in Pope Francis’ decision the promise of [...]

Pope to Catholic Academia: Be Both

There are three possible approaches to Catholic higher education. One is to retreat from the world, and be “just Catholic.” Another is to retreat from the Church and be “just a university.” The third is the hardest:  to fully engage the world with the fullness of the faith. Pope Francis spoke to visitors from Notre [...]

13 Quotes From Pope Francis on the Sanctity of Life

    One of the secular media’s favorite make-believe stories about Pope Francis is that he just doesn’t care that much about abortion or the sanctity of human life. Of course we know better, and somebody over at Catholic News Service has done an excellent job putting the following quotes together. Well worth reading, especially [...]

PPOTD: Call for Captions!

This photo taken by Paul Haring of CNS is just begging for funny captions: You know the drill — submit your funny caption in the comments below and then rate the captions left by other papists! Today is also the six month anniversary of my accident. You can read about my exciting rehab progress and [...]


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