Monthly Archive: October 2013

Defensor Doctrinae Project

In the previous post I described the purpose of the Defensor Doctrinae Project; a collection of Pope Francis’ doctrinally questionable comments, dated and properly sourced. Please feel free to comment and discuss the merits of the project, pro and con, below. I can …

Not “conservative” just mistaken

According to a recent article penned for Catholic Online, Deal Hudson no longer wants to be called “a conservative Catholic.” The reason? Media outlets are reporting, fairly or not, that “conservatives” are struggling with Pope Francis’ style, some even going so far as …

#1 Dad!

I have to get this off my chest… Last week, I had a most disturbing conversation with my neighbor; a seemingly decent man who lives rather modestly, and who has a real soft spot for the downtrodden. Anyway, I complimented him on his …

The consecration that wasn’t

Question: What, if any, is the difference between “entrustment” and “consecration”? Even those with very little interest in things religious, while perhaps unable to fully articulate it, know that there is a difference; furthermore, they have a sense that it’s substantial. Consider, pretty …

An important papal homily

Lately, I’ve taken some heat for daring to engage some of the, shall we say… doctrinally challenged things that Pope Francis has said over the last several months, but in this post I wish to highlight and applaud a very important teaching recently …

Speaking of solemn nonsense

If you wondering why Pope Francis considers the work of actively seeking converts (otherwise known as proselytism) nonsense, today’s General Audience should clear things up. Dear Brothers and Sisters: In the Creed, we profess that the Church is “catholic”; in other words, she …

No more surprises

In Pope Francis’ recent interview with Eugenio Scalfari, which Fr. Federico Lombardi has since confirmed as having accurately communicated the pope’s intended message, the Holy Father said: “Vatican II, inspired by Pope John and by Paul VI, decided to look to the future …