PopeWatch: Miscellania

      Sandro Magister at his blog Chiesa has brief reports on various stories swirling about the Vatican:   When Sant’Egidio upstages the secretariat of state On Saturday, February 21, German chancellor Angela Merkel spent 40 minutes with Pope

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PopeWatch: Libertine Atheism

Sandro Magister at his blog Chiesa has an interesting post examining an intellectual influence on the Pope:   His name is Alberto Methol Ferré. An Uruguayan from Montevideo, he often crossed the Rio de la Plata to visit his friend

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PopeWatch: The General Who Wants to Win Without Fighting

For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle? 1 Corinthians 14:8 PopeWatch has commented on how Pope Francis seems very reluctant to champion Church teaching under attack by elites throughout the West.  Sandro

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PopeWatch: Pressure

  One of the biggest mistakes thus far of the current pontificate is those idiotic questionnaires which were ordered in preparation for the synod on the family in October, at least, judging from what Sandro Magister at Chiesa is reporting,

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PopeWatch: Cash Cow

  Sandro Magister at Chiesa draws attention to the enlistment by Pope Francis of some rather expensive firms in his efforts to revamp Vatican operations: It may be “poor and for the poor,” the Church dreamed of by Pope Francis.

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PopeWatch: Three Errors

    Sandro Magister is noting that Pope Francis seems to be correcting three errors: ROME, November 22, 2013 – In the span of a few days Pope Francis has corrected or brought about the correction of a few significant

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PopeWatch: Francesca Immacolata Chaouqui

  PopeWatch has noticed that the closer one pays attention to the day to day operations of the Vatican the more one becomes convinced that the Roman Catholic Church is the True Faith.  Why?  Well for the same reason that

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PopeWatch: Untier of Knots

  Sandro Magister on his blog Chiesa notes that Pope Francis has a special devotion to Mary, Untier of Knots:     In Augsburg, in the church of the Jesuits, dedicated to Saint Peter, there is a venerated Marian image:

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PopeWatch: Keep Smiling!

  Father Z, here, links to an interesting story at The Eponymous Flower blog: Magister Effected Polite but Harsh Criticism of Decisions in the Liturgy by Pope Francis Finally, Sandro Magister gave his contribution as a lecture on which  Katholisches.info

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PopeWatch: A Liquid Message

  On Sandro Magister’s website, Chiesa, he has a post by Professor Pietro De Marco who analyzes the messages being communicated by the Pope: Pope Francis shows himself to be the typical religious of the Society of Jesus in its recent

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Triduum

As we enter into the Holy Triduum, I’d like to invite a reading of Pope Benedict’s catechesis given during yesterday’s general audience, appropriately deemed by Sandro Magister “A Handbook for Holy Week”: Dear brothers and sisters, Holy Week, which for

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