Posts tagged "Pope Francis"

I didn't go to the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, but my friends did

This was the "official" rosary that was sold by vendors throughout the meeting.
In my previous post, I wrote about how I didn’t get to go to the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia.  Two of my friends were able to go and they were nice enough to bring me back a few things. I didn’t go to the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, but my friends... Read more »

Pope Francis is arriving in Philadelphia today

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Pope Francis is arriving in Philadelphia today!  I had planned to be there.  I put my deposit down and was looking forward to an amazing trip.  Reality hit quickly and I soon realized I couldn’t go.  I just didn’t have the rest of the money. I was disappointed, but I wasn’t going to stress over... Read more »

Do Christians have a serious illness called ideology?

Do Christians have a serious illness called ideology? Pope Francis seems to think so. Pope Francis described “ideological Christians having a serious illness within the Church:” He’s right of course. We create a fear-based religion and no one sees our joy! There’s a lot of us who get wrapped up in the rules, the dogma,... Read more »
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Heather King, an ex-barfly, ex-lawyer and Catholic convert weighs in on the Catholic blog comment box

I am a big fan of Heather King’s blog, SHIRT OF FLAME.  Heather’s own description of herself is simple and candid:  I’m an ex-barfly, ex-lawyer, Catholic convert with three memoirs …”  Heather comes from a place that few people survive and her writing reflects that.  It’s sometimes raw, sometimes sweet, but always thought-provoking. The other... Read more »

Pope Francis: A Christian Can Never Be Sad

On Palm Sunday, Pope Francis explained that as Christians, we can never be sad. “Our joy comes from having encountered a person, Jesus.” The full text: “I want to tell you: ‘Joy!’ Do not be men and women of sadness: a Christian can never be sad! Never give way to discouragement! Ours is not a... Read more »

Pope Francis in Motion

This short video by Catholic News Service, shows the newly elected Pope Francis “in motion” greeting the cardinals. I could watch this all day. And I LOVE the music! Happy Dance!
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The Leadership of the Catholic Church Lacks Proper Faith in Jesus Christ

“The leadership of the church lacks proper faith in Jesus Christ. They’re not living in a sense an evangelical life of poverty, chastity and obedience. They’re not living a radical life of devotion to the poor and the outcast and the marginal. They’re too concerned with worldly things. Now they’ve picked the man Francis who... Read more »