Pope Francis’s traditionalists

John Paul II couldn’t strike a deal that satisfied the SSPX. Nor could Benedict. Enter the unlikeliest of bridge-builders On the weekend that posters of a scowling Pope Francis were plastered over Rome by traditionalists protesting against his “bullying” tactics, news filtered through that Rome is on the verge of signing a deal with the… Continue reading Pope Francis’s traditionalists

Pope Benedict XVI says cruelty ends only where there is mercy

In a new interview with Fr. Jacques Servais, Pope Emeritus, Pope Benedict XVI proclaiming his faith in God said, “Faith is a deeply personal communication with God, which touches my very core and places me in direct contact with the living God so that I can talk to Him, love Him and enter into communion… Continue reading Pope Benedict XVI says cruelty ends only where there is mercy

Quietly from Rome

It was a letter to some students and faculty in Rome’s Pontifical Urbanian University, read to them, Tuesday, by his secretary, Archbishop Georg Ganswein.At a time when modern, secular, revolutionary forces have again been unleashed in the capital of Christendom — when a synod on the beleaguered Christian family could be hijacked by a proposal… Continue reading Quietly from Rome