Tag Archives: Pope Francis

The Pope and Rhetorical Affirmation

President_Barack_Obama_with_Pope_Francis_at_the_Vatican,_March_27,_2014 - CopyA person seeking rhetorical affirmation asks a question, usually in a sarcastic manner, to which the obvious answer must be yes. Familiar examples abound:

Does a bear sh*t in the woods?

Is the sun hot?

Is the ocean salty?

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Tolerance and Judgment

Pope_Francis_and_Barack_Obama_at_the_White_House - CopyPope Francis has released a document that’s causing quite a stir in the media.  Here’s one reporter’s interpretation:

Pope Francis put his shoulder to the doors of the Catholic Church and shoved them open a little wider Friday, calling for the church to be more tolerant in practice while not changing any official doctrines.

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A Pro-Abortion Nun, a Gay Minister, and a Transgender “Woman”

So a Pro-Abortion Nun, a Gay Minister, and a Transgender “Woman” meet the Pope at the White House …

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Wanna finish the joke?

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Religious and Political Syncretism

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OH, LORD, PLEASE DON’T LET ME BE MISUNDERSTOOD.

Who can blame Evo Morales, the commie leader of Bolivia, for mistakenly believing that the Pope would relish a crucifix in the shape of a communist hammer and sickle? Perhaps a dried llama fetus would have been better appreciated, so that the Pope could have made a Bolivian-style sacrifice to “Mother Earth” (aka Pachamama).

Update: Francis likes it, despite his apparent puzzlement.

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Mad Monday

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It’s Monday and, as usual, I’m mad.  Angry. Perturbed. Annoyed. Vexed. Splenetic.  Love that last one.  Why am I mad?  Well, it’s Monday and this is the Obamanation.  As simple as that.

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What Did the Pope Not Say?

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A Jesuit-trained blogger, fluent in both “native” English and Spanish, translated anew Pope Francis’s recent publication Evangelii Gaudium. It’s not surprising that many have concluded that the “official” translation distorted the Pope’s meaning, especially with regard to “trickle down economics.”  JMG wrote:

The Pope’s message has been very significantly altered by a calamitous English (and ONLY the English) translation. 

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