The Ballad of the Goodly Fere

Ezra Pound, fascist, anti-Semite, traitor and loon, was still a great poet.  I have always admired this poem, not because of the way Christ is portrayed, but the imagination behind it.  Christ and the apostles transformed into quasi Viking heroes of a

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PopeWatch: Cardinal Sarah

    We would all do well to ignore official Vatican statements about what is being said at the Synod.  (Isn’t that statement a sad commentary on the current state of the Church?)  At least that is the purport of

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Hermeneutic of Conspiracy

    Well, now the Pope is warning about “conspiracy theories”:     Pope Francis has warned bishops at a global church meeting on the family not to be taken in by conspiracy theories, as conservatives and liberals reportedly engage

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