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BFP We Are Being Gamed by the Synod

By John B. Manos / October 25, 2022 /

The USCCB Synod Synthesis is a product of Game Theory, McKinsey and Co Communications, and a lot of Filtered Messaging designed to stuff you, faithful Catholic, into meaninglessness.

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BFP – The Consecration is Nice But Not What Our Lady Asks of Us Today

By John B. Manos / March 27, 2022 /

Was Friday’s consecration what Our Lady Asks of us today? The 2d secret of Fatima, history, and Akita, imply that we are not doing what she wants…

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BFP Cupich’s Padlock of Latin Mass Unity and the Motu Proprio Traditionis Custodes

By John B. Manos / July 25, 2021 /

We’ll explore the uncanny use of the word “unity” in the motu proprio, the letter, Cardinal Cupich’s statement on the Motu Proprio, and how he used in 2002 when he padlocked the Latin Mass parish out of their church for Easter Triduum, “as an invitation to be in unity with him.”

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Media-Created Hype and the Motu Proprio

By Cindy Paslawski / July 24, 2021 /

The Press: “Yay! The Catholic Church has a chance to be modernized. Getting rid of the old Latin Mass is a sign of that modernization!” But wait a minute…

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We Can All Breathe Easier Now that Fr. Weinandy resigned from the USCCB

By John B. Manos / November 1, 2017 /

Today, a dangerous force creeping into the Church was solidly quashed and quelled. After all, one must take firm and swift actions to keep the public order, right? After all, asking questions of the Holy Father is subversive and confusing to the laity. They might think the wrong thing. They might be encouraged to question his authority as…

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On a Mission from God… Literally! with Father John Paul Zeller MFVA: BFP 008

By John B. Manos / October 15, 2017 /

https://media.blubrry.com/bellarmineforumfootnote/bellarmineforum.podbean.com/mf/play/s5a46q/bellarmineforumpodcast_bellarmineforum_org_wp-content_uploads_2017_10_bfp-008-on-a-mission-from-God_-Literally-Fr_-John-Paul-Zeller-MFVA.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThere’s only 125 of these priests in the United States.  And there’s only a few over a 1000 worldwide.  Father John Paul Zeller MFVA joins John Manos on today’s episode to discuss confession, God’s mercy, and the special graces given to him by a Papal mandate. Father John Paul…

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The One Thing I Wonder About Pope Francis Meeting President Trump

By John B. Manos / May 22, 2017 /

I remember the buzz earlier this year when Pope Francis was sending a message to the United States for the Super bowl. I wondered what he would say. I had hoped it would not be a rehash of his statements about migrants. I thought it was an interesting idea that the Pope would think to send a message,…

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Despite all the Angst, Maybe Pope Francis is Right… And the reactions were wrong for the wrong reasons

By John B. Manos / June 26, 2016 /

In the past week, Pope Francis said something that got everyone in an uproar (imagine that).  Catholic blogs were immediately lambasting the statement.  Many claimed that he was wrong to say what he said.  A giant news network even got into the act and claimed it was time for him to resign.  I wonder if maybe…

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The Cosmic Battle, Two Pontiffs, and a Novena

By John M. DeJak / December 9, 2015 /

Is it weird to have a favorite holy water font? Well, I do. I’m weird. In the Basilica of St. Paul Outside-the-Walls–not far from the place where the Apostle was buried after being decapitated for the crime of not losing his head–stands a very curious holy water font. The casual Roman parishioner at St. Paul’s has likely seen this…

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PAPAL VISIT REPORT: Biblical Reflections on Seeing a Pope

By Adam E. Frey / September 30, 2015 /

Like many this past week, I was blessed to have the rare opportunity to see Pope Francis up close and personal during his U.S. tour. I’ve seen friends and acquaintances share their stories of their varying successes in seeing the Pope. Some got outside the U.S. Capitol building and saw him as a distant dot in a…

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