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On Ignoring Doctrine, or Trying to "Develop" It MUSINGS OF A PERTINACIOUS PAPIST - October 31, 2014 I read two disturbing pieces online this morning. The first was Maureen Mullarkey's " King Francis " (First Things, October 24, 2014), which related (via Paul Anthony McGavin ) how Pope Francis, in his morning homilies at Saint Martha's during the Synod "hammered away every day at the zealots of tradition, those who load unbearable burdens onto men." In the early days of his pontificate, she writes, "the romance of Francis was stoked with charming stories ...http://pblosser.blogspot.com/2014/10/on-ignoring-doctrine-or-trying-to.html
Wow. MUSINGS OF A PERTINACIOUS PAPIST - August 22, 2014 Maureen Mullarkey, " Francis in Wonderland " (First Things, May 30, 2014): The papacy is swaddled in sycophancy in the best of times. Add to that the exultant adulation induced by celebrity culture. It is a heady mix that can beguile a decent man into a grandiose conception of himself that blinds him to the limits of his office. And encourages conceit in his own sympathies. Francis' excursion into Middle East politics illustrated the danger of a pope assuming office as ...http://pblosser.blogspot.com/2014/08/wow.html