Posts Tagged ‘Pope Francis’

Book review: an intellectual history of Francis Comments 0

Monday, November 20th, 2017

A number of people close to Francis have been looking forward eagerly to a book out this week in Italy that is sure to lay to rest the myth that somehow, he lacks the philosophical and theological ballast to be pope. Massimo Borghesi’s dazzling ‘intellectual biography’ of Jorge Mario Bergoglio shows that this criticism – Read more

Non-sectarian Bible Museum opens Comments 0

Monday, November 20th, 2017

A non-sectarian Museum of the Bible opened in Washington on Saturday. The US$500 million museum’s aim is to entertain and educate visitors about the Bible’s history and significance. Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the Israeli Ambassador to the United States and the museum’s co-founder, evangelical businessman Steve Green, were at the opening. Wuerl spoke on behalf of Read more

Father Solanus Casey of Detroit beatified Comments 0

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Father Solanus Casey, known as a miracle worker to “legions” of Deroit locals, was beatified on Saturday. The Capuchin friar, who died in 1957, co-founded the Capuchin Soup Kitchen. Although he was a priest who wasn’t allowed to preach, he listened “with his ears and his heart” to the needy. His prayers and presence comforted Read more

Medical advances require greater wisdom, Pope says Comments 0

Monday, November 20th, 2017

The intersection between medical advances and human mortality mean we now need “greater wisdom” in evaluating the good of the patient, Pope Francis says. He was speaking to the president of the Pontifical Academy for Life and European World Medical Association representatives who met last week to discuss “end of life” issues. “Greater wisdom is Read more

US Bishops favour traditionalist Archbishop over Cupich Comments 0

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Archbishop Joseph Naumann has been chosen over Cardinal Blase Cupich to lead the US Bishops Conference Pro-Life Activities Committee. The vote was 96 to 82. The post is traditionally reserved for cardinals. Naumann’s victory has been reported as a snub for Cupich’s progressive approach. Like Pope Francis, Cupich’s approach focuses on dialogue and encounter. Naumann Read more

Vatican visitors threatened – ISIS wants “Christmas blood” Comments 0

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Vatican visitors may be Islamic State’s (ISIS) next terror targets. A pro-ISIS propaganda channel has made a poster depicting a car attack. The poster – reading “Christmas blood” – shows a masked jihadi driving a BMW at high speed towards St Peter’s Basilica. An assault rifle and a rucksack can be seen on the seat Read more

Cardinal Burke’s “final plea” to Pope Comments 0

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

In what he calls a “final plea”, Cardinal Raymond Burke has again gone public. He wants Pope Francis to clarify his apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia. Burke was one of four cardinals who wrote to Francis last year questioning aspects of Amoris Laetitia. The questions, called dubia, led to the four cardinals being called “the dubia Read more

Conscience not the same as personal preferences – Pope Francis Comments 0

Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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“Too many people confuse a rightly-formed conscience with personal preferences dominated by selfishness” Pope Francis said in a video message to an Italian meeting on ‘Amoris Laetitia,’ his exhortation on the family. “Conscience,” he said, “always has God’s desire for the human person as its ultimate reference point. “The contemporary world risks confusing the primacy Read more

Lamborghini gives Pope special edition Comments 0

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

The new Lamborghini given to the Pope is set to raise money. He’s going to auction the special edition Huracan and donate the proceeds to charity. The proceeds will go to rebuilding Christian communities in Iraq. Read more Related Posts:Vatican releases limited edition medallionPope’s special blessing for sick peoplePoor people a resource not a problem Read more

Conscience, heresy, Amoris Laetitia and Pope Francis Comments 0

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Developing and using your conscience is of prime importance when working your way around moral questions, Pope Francis told the Italian Bishops Conference on Saturday. His comments aimed to help the bishops explore their conference theme: “The Gospel of Love between Conscience”. Drawing on Amoris Laetitia (AL), his 2015 post-synodial document, Francis defended AL’s stance Read more