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Archive for March, 2013

The Francis Effect

What is the Francis Effect like at your place? What do you make of it?

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Pope Francis crashes lunch of priests who serve the poor

“He [the pope] is not one who listens to you thinking about what to say next,” Msgr. Feroci said. “He listens profoundly; empathetically; richly.”

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Papal preach on Good Friday: “…residue of past ceremonials, laws and disputes…”

“We must do everything possible so that the Church may never look like that complicated and cluttered castle described by Kafka…”

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AP: Pope’s foot-wash a final straw for traditionalists

“Virtually everything he has done since being elected pope, every gesture, every decision, has rankled traditionalists in one way or another.”

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Rita Ferrone on “Washing Feet”

At Commonweal.

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Pope Francis to work midnight shift at McDonald’s to help the poor

The manager who reviewed the Holy Father’s application stated that the Pope was, “ridiculously overqualified” for the job, but added, “but like, he’s the Pope. How exactly do you say no to him?”


Its official: the pope washed the feet of females at Holy Thursday Mass

A small folk group led the singing of hymns and the Mass parts to the accompaniment of a guitar. Vatican spokesman, Fr Federico Lombardi SJ, said the evening was an “extremely moving” experience.

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Pope Francis says God is like a father and mother

“God is interested in every man and woman, like a good father and a good mother is interested in each child…” – Pope Francis

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Tantum ergo

How my grandmother taught me about Aquinas.

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“Not so much about trappings and fine fabrics”: Pope Francis at Chrism Mass

“The beauty of all these liturgical things is not so much about trappings and fine fabrics than about the glory of our God resplendent in his people…” – Pope Francis

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