Monday, May 21, 2018

Sandro Magister: Three Gone. The "C9" Keeps Falling To Pieces


The straw that broke the camel's back? There have been so many so far in this pontificate.

Blesseds Oscar Romero and Paul VI Will Be Canonized Oct. 14 by Hannah Brockhaus/CNA/EWTN News
The canonizations will take place during the 2018 Synod of Bishops.

The Next Consistory

Pope Francis to Create 14 Cardinals at June 29 Consistory by Edward Pentin

Francis’ New Cardinals by Matthew E. Bunson
The Pope empowers his trusted aides and further globalizes the College

Organic Development?

CWR: Mary, Mother of the Church, and two popes by Ines Angeli Murzaku
Pope Francis’ decision to create the new memorial of Mary, Mater Ecclesiae on Pentecost Monday is a fulfillment of Blessed Paul VI’s devotion to Mary under this title.

Pope Francis: A Man of His Word

Apparently this movie is not a documentary about the man or the person of the pope but about Christianity or Christian teachings, as transmitted by the writings and speeches of Pope Francis. So why the misleading title? Can the message be separated from the messenger? Of course it can. Imagine if a documentary had been made about the teachings of Jesus Christ instead.

Does the movie do anything to lessen the personality cult built around Francis by Catholics and liberals? It would seem not. Or to diminish Roman claims about the papacy? No.