Letter #22, 2017: After Fatima #3, Trump and Medjugorge: Francis Speaks

May 17, 2017, Wednesday “I never make a judgment of a person without listening to them.”—Pope Francis with regard to his upcoming May 24 meeting with US President Donald Trump. Francis spoke during an in-flight press conference as he flew back from Portugal to Rome on the evening of May 13, four days ago “I […]

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Letter #17, 2016: Kasper on the Synod Document

Cardinal Walter Kasper, born March 5, 1933, age 83

March 17, 2016, Thursday – Why Does Kasper Speak of “1700 Years”? “This Holy See has always held, the perpetual practice of the Church confirms, and Ecumenical Councils also have declared — especially those in which the East with the West met in the union of faith and charity — that the supreme power of […]

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Letter # 45, 2014: Another Papal Interview — also on Burke

December 7, 2014, Sunday — Another Papal Interview — also on Burke I just received this note from my good friend, Bill Doino, my colleague for many years and one of the world’s leading experts on the pontificate of Pope Pius XII (Bill will have an important essay on Pope Francis and his critics in […]

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