Pope Francis SJ

Francis, the object of Modern Tribalism

By John B. Manos / September 20, 2013 /

If you aren’t laughing at the idiots all fighting amongst themselves in reaction to Pope Francis’s interview, yet, then I hope this post will give you a perch from which you can start to laugh with me.  Yes, I was irritated at first, rightly so, but as I think it over, I’m finding a lot…

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Just War is An Act of Charity

By John M. DeJak / September 4, 2013 /

I recently had a brief exchange with a friend over the Obama Administration’s posture towards Syria and the recent words of Pope Francis at his Sunday Angelus where he echoed the words of his predecessor Pope Paul VI, “War never again!”  My friend who is an astute and brilliant attorney, was dissatisfied with the pope’s…

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Why People Don’t Get Pope Francis: He’s Too Traditional

By John M. DeJak / August 13, 2013 /

I will admit to an immediate apprehension when the media takes an especial liking to a particular Catholic bishop or even the pope.  I am even more apprehensive when I see a prelate “ham it up” for the cameras, never miss an opportunity to speak to some media outlet, or look like he is taking…

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No Holiness In Dissension From the Pope

By John M. DeJak / August 2, 2013 /

Recent days have seen much media attention focused upon the words and person of the Holy Father, Pope Francis.  Not a little bit of this commentary has been disconcerting, not only from those who would twist his words to fit a secular agenda, but also from those who are supposedly faithful but seem to want…

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Magazine – The Public Face of Vatican II: Change

By John B. Manos / July 5, 2013 /

The Summer 2013 Volume III, Issue 2 is out in the wild! Continuing our theme for the Year of Faith, where Pope Benedict XVI has given us a tool to unravel the false reforms conducted “in the spirit of Vatican II.”  Our focus is on the goal of the Year of Faith:  A true renewal of…

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Our Lady of Fatima and Two Humble Priests

By John M. DeJak / May 9, 2013 /

Having learned of Pope Francis’s desire to entrust his Pontificate to Our Lady of Fatima, I decided to settle down to the famous Fatima documentary from the mid-1980s narrated by Ricardo Montelban. Besides enjoying the suave and debonair devout Catholic and proprietor of TV’s Fantasy Island, something struck me in this documentary about Our Lady’s message to…

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Francis, Ignatius, and Reform

By wffguest / April 22, 2013 /

The first indication that the Church had a new Successor of St. Peter came to the Jesuit community at the Gregorian University during its weekly community Mass. As the main celebrant Fr. Javier López was preparing the gifts, a cell phone rang among the concelebrants and within a few seconds the bells of Rome could…

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The Plan of this Pontificate: The Standard of Christ

By John M. DeJak / March 18, 2013 /

It is fitting that the Holy Father’s Mass of Inauguration will be offered on the Solemnity of St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church, as the Holy Father has indicated his great devotion to St. Joseph. Indeed, the first days of his Pontificate have also shown his tender and devoted love for Our Blessed Lady,…

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Pope to have Greek at Mass, keeps St Joseph readings, and continues St. John the Baptist theme

By John B. Manos / March 18, 2013 /

Words circulating the internets today have yielded some information about Pope Francis, SJ’s installation Mass tomorrow. He is whacking the offertory procession. Thanks be to God, I say. Unless people are bringing livestock and candles and rugs, I don’t see a point to this glamorization of lay people at the liturgy. The people should be…

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Jesus wasn’t good enough for them either, Pope Francis, S.J.

By John B. Manos / March 15, 2013 /

Just because the Pope is on the balcony before the people does not mean that the people are supposed to scream “crucify him!”

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