Category: Popes

Pope Francis: Answer the Four Cardinals

The cardinals have taken a necessary and courageous step in an effort to protect the holiness of the Church, its faithfulness to the teachings of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, and its faithfulness to the Church’s traditional teachings on faith and morals that have Our Lord’s teachings through Scripture and tradition as a foundation.

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Why I Cringe When Pope Francis Gets On An Airplane

My interpretation of the Pope’s remarks are this: Pope Francis thinks that the Church’s teaching on homosexuality, it’s “intrinsically disordered,” and homosexual act, they’re always “sinful,” have created in the minds and heart of Christians a prejudicial disdain toward homosexuals, lesbians, etc. In other words, Christians have not been able to love them authentically because Church teaching, as well as much Christian, has labelled them and their sexuality as unnatural and morally wrong.

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Life According to the Spirit — Pope Shenouda III’s The Life of Repentance and Purity

Repentance is neither a one-time event nor an occasional event: it is a daily activity and only the beginning of a lifelong journey. Some have difficulty taking this journey because of their love of sin. “The perfection of repentance is the hatred of sin,” Pope Shenouda writes.

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Amoris Laetitia: Pope Francis Looks First to the World

Essentially, traditional marriage for Francis is an ideal, merely an ideal, that most people cannot attain. And while the Church will continue to promote the ideal, because few can attain the Church’s ideal marriage what are thought of as irregular unions and marriages, Francis believes, should in practice be legitimized.

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Washing Women’s Feet or Who’s In Charge of the Catholic Church?

The internet is a hotbed of cynics, nay-sayers, pessimists, conspiracy theorists and just plain angry people. From the moment Pope Francis wakes up, those folks loudly criticize his every move and word. Sometimes, they might have valid points. It’s difficult to tell, though, because of the substantial disrespect dripping from every sentence they compose. I found a bunch of them on Facebook.

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When Mary Returned to Egypt: The Apparitions at Zeitoun

Egypt’s state-run General Information and Complaints Department issued the following statement: “The official investigations have been carried out with the result that it has been considered an undeniable fact that the Blessed Virgin Mary has been appearing on Zeitoun Church in a clear and luminous body seen by all present in front of the church, whether Christian or Moslem.”

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