Posts tagged "Pope Francis"

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 »

Heather King, an ex-barfly, ex-lawyer and Catholic convert weighs in on the Catholic blog comment box

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 »
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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!

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 »