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Pope Francis’ Synod; No Consensus, Lots of Discontent

All parties to the Synod on Family Issues had their own views as to what should result from the two-week conference.  Unfortunately, no two attendees had the same views.  Even more unfortunate was no two could agree to a middle … Continue reading

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Pope Francis; Some Cardinals Rebel

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014: Cardinals offer a Conservative push back against a conciliatory statement yesterday in which questions were offered asking about accepting the gay community in a more open way. Let me quote CNN’s John Sutter, “The current middle ground — … Continue reading

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Pope Francis; In A Brave New World, Part One.

The Pope had a world-wide survey conducted in 2013 to determine the interests and issues most important to Catholics.  As a result of that survey a Family Issues Synod has been convened in Rome attended by various levels of clergy … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ House Cleaning Is Underway

Pope Francis has charmed much of the world with his down-to-earth manner, but he has also shown himself to be a tough and pragmatic manager.  Since his installment as Pope he has re-shaped Church policy in several areas and has … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: 2nd Step On A Short Ladder

In December of 1996, Jorge Mario Bergoglio became a Priest.  29 years later he was appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of Buenos Aires.   Between these dates he had held other positions, one of them as Rector for the Philosophical and Theological … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: The Start of His Career

Every story starts somewhere.  This story started long before Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who would later become Pope Francis, was ordained a priest in the Roman Catholic Church.  However, we don’t have accurate dates for many of those events, so this … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing?

The new Pope, Francis, has made an initial impression on his Church and among the world’s citizens as being a pleasant man who lives his life in a humble manner, following the teachings of Christ as represented by the Catholic … Continue reading

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