Pope Francis

For those who thought religion was dead or the Catholic Church irrelevant: Feast your eyes on this!

July 30, 2013

For over a hundred years we’ve heard the foolish obituary, “God is dead!” The Enlightenment enlightened us to this truth and told us we were alone in the Universe. No God! We men are in charge and the center of all things. We shape our destiny, we create meaning for our existence, we can rid [...]

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Pope change Church Teaching on Gays and Women? The Media Seems to Think So!

July 30, 2013

Two excerpts: Teresa Tomeo: “Here we go again. That’s what went through my mind when I started seeing the very sensational headlines from CNN, CBS, the Daily Telegraph, the BBC and others indicating that the head of the Catholic Church is doing an about face on the core teachings concerning homosexuality and the male priesthood. [...]

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Pope Up Close

June 16, 2013

Great Mass this morning with the Pope and hundreds of thousands of Pro-life people to celebrate Life Sunday. It Was also Harley-Davidson day with thousands of Harley Davidson motorcycles and riders and the pope blessed all their motorcycles. Click on the image below for a cool up-close video.

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Day 2 in Rome with the Pope

June 12, 2013

General Audience with Pope Francis IMG_2229                  Steve Ray’s talks in two churches Visit to St. Paul Outside the Walls, Mass with Fr. Pavone at St. John Lateran, Mother Church of the World and dinner with a Prolife Hero. Fr. Pavone’s Powerful Homily at the Chair of St. [...]

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Did the Pope Really Say even Atheists are Redeemed? – Steve Ray will discuss with Teresa Tomeo

May 28, 2013

Tomorrow morning (9:15-9:35 AM Eastern) I will be on Ave Maria Radio’s Catholic Connections with Teresa Tomeo to discuss the seemingly controversial words of Pope Francis in a recent homily.  In one section of his homily on May 22, Pope Francis stated:  The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the Blood [...]

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Famous Exorcist Says Pope’s Simple Prayer Cast Out Demon

May 28, 2013

Rome, Italy, May 24, 2013 / 03:58 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Rome’s most well known exorcist says Pope Francis performed an exorcism in St. Peter’s Square last Sunday and that the man was possessed because of Mexico’s abortion law. “The Pope, in good faith, got close to him and performed an exorcism on him in the [...]

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Like St. Paul We Should Quit Being Comfortable and Annoy People

May 16, 2013

In his homily May 16 Pope Francis preached on the uncomfortable zeal of St. Paul. Zenit.org reports, “St. Paul exhibited a “healthy madness” that made him an effective evangelist, Pope Francis said in his homily at a Mass on May 16. “Paul is a nuisance,” the Pope told the congregation at the Domus Sanctae Marthae. [...]

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Canon Lawyer Ed Peters Comments on Vatican Press Offices Unfortunate Comments about Disregard for Liturgical Law with Foot-washing

April 1, 2013

UPDATE 4/6/13 Ed Peters Responds to a critic Ed Peters Discusses Disregard for Liturgical Law in Washing Women’s Feet and Unhelpful Response from the Vatican Press Office. http://wp.me/p25nov-AP The background to this controversy is the antinomianism that prevails today. The Church is passing through a period in which the relationship between ecclesiastical law and the [...]

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So, the Pope Washed Female & Muslim Feet on Holy Thursday (updated Friday 9:00 AM EST)

March 28, 2013

Ed Peters Discusses Disregard for Law in Washing Women’s Feet USA Today Catholic World Report UK Telegraph, included kissing foot of a young Muslim woman Full Content of Pope’s Holy Thursday Foot-washing Mass New: Vatican’s Comments on Pope Francis Washing Women’s Feet Jimmy Akin’s Comments here. Fr. Longnecker’s comments Fr. Z’s comments AP’s Pope’s Foot-washing [...]

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Pope Meets Pope Emeritus – a First in Catholic History

March 26, 2013

At this link, there are the first videos of the historic meeting. The first shows the helicopter landing and the first embarce of the two men:  http://video.repubblica.it/dossier/il-nuovo-papa/a-castel-gandolfo-lo-storico-incontro-tra-i-due-papi/123281/121771 (The first embrace of Pope Francis and Emeritus Pope Benedict, shortly after noon today in the Vatican Gardens at Castel Gandolfo, about 20 miles outside of Rome. Pope [...]

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Pelosi and Biden and Communion in Rome

March 20, 2013

Nancy Pelosi will not change on her own, by Canon Lawyer Dr. Edward Peters > (L’Osservatore Romano/AP) Pope Francis meets U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill, after his installation Mass at the Vatican on March 19, 2013. Communion time in St. Peter’s is, for the vast majority of lay persons (not heads [...]

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Interesting Video of Cardinal Dolan Talking about Pope Francis

March 14, 2013

Excellent and informative interview about yesterday’s precedings, the election and about Pope Francis. Lots of good footage too! Click here to watch the video (you will have to endure a 30 second gas commercial :-(

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