So many other footsteps in Joseph and Mary

Pope Francis' Christmas Eve homily at St. Peter's

The following comes from a Dec. 24 posting on Whispers in the Loggia. HOMILY OF POPE FRANCIS THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD – MASS IN THE HOLY NIGHT ST PETER'S BASILICA 24 DECEMBER 2017 Mary “gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn” (Lk 2:7). In these plain and clear words, … [Read more...]

Paul VI beatification overshadowed by synod

Final document keeps controversial articles

The following comes from an Oct. 19 Reuters story Pope Francis has closed an assembly of Catholic bishops that revealed deep divisions on how to respond to homosexuality and divorce, saying on Sunday the Church should not be afraid of change and new challenges. Francis, who has said he wants a more merciful and less rigid Church, made his comments in a sermon to some … [Read more...]

Missing the message of these marriages

Did Pope Francis' brides and grooms complete prenuptial questionnaire?

The following comes from an early Fall blog posting by Bishop Robert Vasa of the Santa Rosa diocese. If evidence is needed how wrong some media commentators can get a story, look no further than the coverage of Pope Francis’ recent action of witnessing the marriages of 20 couples, some of whom had lived together or had children together prior to marriage. For instance, … [Read more...]