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"A Small Step Toward God... Even Just the Desire" – In Jubilee Book, the Pope's Call to "Mercy" WHISPERS IN THE LOGGIA - January 10, 2016 A key thread of a speech that dearly needs revisiting (coming as it did amid peak input overload), in his September talk to the US bishops the Pope sought to instruct the bench that, in episcopal ministry today, "Dialogue is our method, not as a shrewd strategy but out of fidelity to the One who never wearies of visiting the marketplace, even at the eleventh hour, to propose his offer of love." Much as Francis' preference for conversations over lectures has fleshed itself ...http://whispersintheloggia.blogspot.com/2016/01/a-small-step-toward-god-even-just.html
Pope Francis and His Audience SCELATA - October 31, 2015 ... the end of the speech, Pope Francis brought up two topics, one on the dignity of every human life and the other on the fundamental role of the family. During one of the pauses for applause, I emphatically whispered under my breath: "Say it! Say it!" What did I want Pope Francis to say, you ask? Two things, to be exact: 1. That all children deserve a mother and father, and that we can't allow gay marriage. 2. That it is murder to kill children in the womb, and that we can't ...http://scelata.blogspot.com/2015/10/pope-francis-and-his-audience.html
30th Sunday of Ordinary Time Year B - 2015 A FEW SIMPLE WORDS... - October 25, 2015 ... him overcome the challenge he was given.. I mention his story today because Bartimaeus also had a challenge. He was blind, he could not work. He was forced to beg on the streets. He was dependent on the goodwill of others. The gospel mentions no family or wife or children he was alone. In that culture and that time who would marry a blind man? One scholar I read said that many people who lived in Jericho were members of the priestly class who would have been opposed to Jesus ...http://frbobs.blogspot.com/2015/10/30th-sunday-of-ordinary-time-year-b-2015.html