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How Does Pope Francis Baptize?

An account of a baptism by Pope Francis, recently published in America magazine, contains some puzzling features. Here’s a fact check.

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The big pope interview

“What is worrying, though, is the risk of the ideologization of the Vetus Ordo [old Mass], its exploitation.” – Pope Francis

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Startling Interview with Pope Francis

“We have to find a new balance,” the pope continued, “otherwise even the moral edifice of the church is likely to fall like a house of cards, losing the freshness and fragrance of the Gospel.”

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No more “liberals” or “conservatives”?

Should US Catholics avoid the terms “liberal” and “conservative” and “moderate” to refer to each other?

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Misdirections: Ten Sure-Fire Ways to Mix Up the Teachings of Vatican II

“Of course, astute readers will see that this is just a sneaky way of making positive points.” – John O’Malley, SJ

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America on the New Translation

“Most people accept the new texts, but that doesn’t mean they’re any good; look at how well they accepted the bland texts we used to have.” – awr

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Negative letters about the new missal in America

Arrrgh.

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A Prayer for Frustrated Catholics

“Help me to be peaceful when people tell me that I don’t belong in the church, that I’m a heretic for trying to make things better, or that I’m not a good Catholic. I know that I was baptized. You called me by name to be in your church, God.” – Fr. James Martin, SJ, at America

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America on the new translation

“Can we talk about a new edition of the Missal, not someday, but soon? (A costly question, for sure, but something tells me that many a priest would gladly help foot the bill.) Can we keep talking, not letting weariness with the whole business or indifference or fear of reprisals prevent us from talking and listening to each other?” – Fr. Michael Ryan

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Thank You, Sisters

“The Vatican document, no matter what you think of it, has saddened and demoralized many Catholic women, many generous Catholic sisters who have given their lives to the Church. So I think it’s a good time for us to say to them two words: Thank you.
From a video by by Fr. Jim Martin, SJ

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