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 »

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!

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 »