Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: They Probably Make the Trains Run on Time Too

  Our old friend Argentinian Archbishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, go here to read about him, is back in the news, via a Google translation:     Beltramo explains that Mons. Sorondo visited Beijing (Beijing) for the first time a few

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Muslim Converts

This is interesting.  Muslim converts to Catholicism have penned an open letter to the Pope:   Here follows the text of an Open Letter to Pope Francis that you can sign if you so wish. ‬We will present it as

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Open Borders

The Pope is doubling down on his policy of putting the Catholic Church on those in the West advocating open borders:   Many destination countries have seen the spread of rhetoric decrying the risks posed to national security or the

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Apostasy

Father John Hunwicke reminds us of these prophetic words of Pope Paul VI three decades ago:   In 1977, Blessed Paul VI, on the sixtieth anniversary of the last Fatima Apparition, said this: “The tail of the Devil is functioning

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Jonathan Pryce

Well this is interesting.  Actor Jonathan Pryce is going to portray Pope Francis:   Add Pope Francis to Netflix’s continually growing TV and movie roster names. The streaming service is moving forward with the feature film The Pope, with Jonathan

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PopeWatch: Burke to Guam

        Just when you thought that things couldn’t get much weirder at the Vatican:   Cardinal Raymond Burke has traveled to Guam, to take testimony in the canonical trial of Archbishop Anthony Apuron of Agana. Archbishop Apuron,

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PopeWatch: Bear Growls: Leftist Cardinals

  Our bruin friend at Saint Corbinian’s Bear takes a look at the three new US cardinals appointed by Pope Francis: Cupich, Tobin, and Farrell new U.S. Francis Cardinals, signaling a switch away from culture wars. Actually, it signals a

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PopeWatch: Noncomformist on the Throne of Peter

  PopeWatch sometimes fears that the Pope Emeritus is in jeopardy of becoming the forgotten pope.  Sandro Magister at his blog Chiesa brings to our attention of a perceptive new look at his papacy by a Japanese agnostic: A NONCONFORMIST

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PopeWatch: Cupich of the West

  Christ told us by our fruits he shall know us.  In regard to Popes it is by their appointments that they tend to be known:   It’s being called the “Cupich appointment of the West,” and not without reason

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PopeWatch: America Bound

The Pope is coming to the US in September: “I wish to confirm according to the wishes of the Lord, that in September of 2015, I will go to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families,” said Pope Francis.  “Thank

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PopeWatch: Think Hard About This

The Pope spoke quite strongly against abortion, euthanasia and in vitro fertilization on Saturday to the Association of Italian Catholic doctors The dominant thinking sometimes suggests a “false compassion”, that which believes that it is: helpful to women to promote

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PopeWatch: Condolence and Love

    The habit of Pope Francis in calling people out of the blue has sometimes produced controversial results, but he made one call last week that all Catholics can support: Moved by the grisly images of James Foley’s murder,

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PopeWatch: Not Interested?

    Sandro Magister at his blog Chiesa puts his finger on what PopeWatch views as the single most dispiriting aspect of the papacy of Pope Francis:     Three days later, on June 4, the pope had a long meeting

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PopeWatch: Communion Gate

  From the only reliable source of Catholic news on the net, Eye of the Tiber: VATICAN––It was revealed today that senior assistants to Pope Francis conspired to snarl lines for Holy Communion in the basilica of a “rival Cardinal.” 

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