Monthly Archive: October 2013

Signs of the times

Vacationing last week in the South Carolina Low Country, I noticed these unusual road signs every half a mile or so. (At least I’ve never seen one before.) Needless to say, 98% them are positioned near the entrance to the worship site of …

A new genre of papal speech

From John Allen: While stressing the basic “trustworthiness” of a recent blockbuster interview with Pope Francis by Italian journalist Eugenio Scalfari, Fr. Federico Lombardi, the Vatican spokesman, left room on Oct. 2 for the possibility of small imprecisions … Pressed by reporters on …

Blessed are we!

With so many faithful Catholics feeling discouraged, I think we need to take a small step back to consider exactly where we find ourselves in salvation history. As I recently shared with a friend, those who want to know their faith can. Should …

Fairytale Fever

In the aftermath of yesterday’s blog post, it has become evident that Fairytale Fever has reached near epidemic proportions among the Catholic population. With the well-deserved criticism of Interviewgate 2 making its rounds, in particular as it relates to the pope’s insistence that …

Game on

Having absorbed the bitter reality of yet another revealing papal interview, one that somehow managed to offend Catholic sensibilities even more than the last, all but the most detached among us are now struggling to come to terms with what the future holds …

Here we go again

Apparently, Pope Francis left some important things unsaid in his exchange with the atheist founder of Italy’s La Repubblica newspaper, Eugenio Scalfari. And so another interview. I’ll have more to say on its contents later, but based on its opening paragraph, the title …

How much longer, O’ Lord?

According to Vatican Radio: Pope Francis on Monday morning held the Public Ordinary Consistory for the forthcoming Canonization of Blessed Pope John XXIII and Blessed Pope John Paul II. During the course of the Consistory in the Vatican’s Consistory Hall, the Pope decreed …