Posts Tagged ‘Pope Francis’

Pope Francis meme has some critics Comments 0

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

A new Pope Francis meme using Twitter’s tiled image format to make it look like the pontiff is holding up various things, ranging from The Lion King’s Simba to Baby Yoda has divided opinion on social media. “The pope meme is not funny. If you’re Catholic (or anyone who desires to have a modicum of Read more

Pope Francis is wrong, property rights are human Comments 0

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020
property

A friend of mine, who had spent many years establishing a successful printing business in the Midwest, opened his local newspaper to find a story about a fancy redevelopment project that the city had proposed in his neighbourhood. How nice, he thought, until he realized that planning officials were going to put the project on Read more

Dear Pope Francis, six reasons you should wear a mask Comments 0

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020
Francis without mask

Dear Pope Francis, it is extremely disappointing that almost all the photos of you since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic have shown you without a mask. This is bad on so many levels. You should know better. Please, wear a mask. Your friends in the media, including myself, have for the most part given Read more

Same-sex civil unions supported by Pope Francis Comments 0

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020
same-sex civil unions

Pope Francis has again indicated support for same-sex civil unions. His most recent comments were made in “Francesco,” a new documentary on his life and ministry. The film premiered Oct. 21 as part of the Rome Film Festival. In the film, Francis says that “Homosexuals have a right to be a part of the family. Read more

Criticism for mask-less pope Comments 0

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

Pope Francis is back to his mask-less old ways a day after donning a face mask for the first time during a liturgical service. A day after donning a face mask for the first time during a liturgical service, Pope Francis was back to his mask-less old ways Wednesday despite surging coronavirus infections across Europe Read more

Man at Pope’s house tests COVID-positive Comments 0

Monday, October 19th, 2020

A man living in the same Vatican residence as Pope Francis has returned a COVID-positive test. The Vatican says those with whom the symptomless man had direct contact are in quarantine, as is he. The man is the first to test COVID-positive at the Santa Marta residence – which has about 130 rooms and suites Read more

Pell vindicated not resurgent Comments 0

Thursday, October 15th, 2020
vindicated

After having been freed from jail in April when Australia’s High Court ruled unanimously he never should have been convicted of child sexual abuse in the first place, and after watching his erstwhile Vatican archenemy not just fall but plummet from grace last month, Cardinal George Pell completed his comeback tour Oct. 12 with a Read more

Pope calls for more female leadership in the church Comments 0

Thursday, October 15th, 2020
Pope calls for more female leadership in the church

Pope Francis used his post-Angelus remarks to call for more female leadership in the church. He would like women to “participate more in areas of responsibility in the church.” “Today there is a need to broaden the spaces for a more incisive female presence in the church,” he said on October 11, “because in general Read more

Pope Francis rides on hyodrogen Comments 0

Thursday, October 15th, 2020
Climate-Friendly Popemobile

Pope Francis has taken delivery of a hydrogen-powered climate-friendly Popemobile. The latest version of the Popemobile is a Toyota Mirai (meaning ‘The Future’) which he first had the use of on a visit to Japan in November 2019. Toyota customised two of the automobiles for Pope Francis’ visit, and one of these is now part Read more

The Catholic Church: who needs reform? Comments 0

Monday, October 12th, 2020
reform

There are many aspects to reform in the church. Different people and different reform groups, have their own take on what, or who, needs reform the most urgently. I must admit the recent article by Antonio Spadaro on Pope Francis has prompted me to think more about it.[1] I would like to share some of Read more