A Boy Broke My Heart

For the first time in a long time, a boy broke my heart*.  Like a lot of people, I was crushed when I read Pope Francis met with Kim Davis.  How did Pope Francis go from “who I am to judge?” to a private meeting with a woman who not only thinks she’s fit to judge, but also to take it upon herself to deny fellow Americans their legal rights?  There’s no shortage of people, Catholics and non Catholics alike, would have given anything for an audience with the Pope.  Good people who work tirelessly to create a better world, so why Kim Davis?  I ...more

A Non-Catholic's Love Of The Pope

I’m not Catholic. In fact I love being a Jew, love the path that I took to get here. But I love Pope Francis.  In fact, just watching him makes me not only renew my belief in G*D but actually feel that he is certainly and angelic man....more
Yep. I'm an atheist and I love him, too. ;)more

All Dogs Go to Heaven and That Other Thing Pope Francis Never Said

I've done it, you've done it--go ahead, admit it--forwarded a meme or an email that was so perfect, such a reflection of and corroboration of our personal views, only to find our later it was a pack of lies.  It's human nature to crave affirmation, and when such a beloved and respected person as Pope Francis is doing the affirming, that's REALLY affirming.But let's remember the famous words of Abraham Lincoln, y'all:...more
JackiePage Thanks for commenting! Yes, it IS exhausting!  But those of us who care about truth ...more

Ezekiel’s Bones and The Church

Pope  Francis always emphasizes that God is in charge and in control of the Church, not man. In Ezekiel, it is God who, through the prophet, sends the Spirit upon the skeletons. Ezekiel humbly admits he doesn’t know what God’s plan is. Similarly, it is God Himself who breathes His life into the Body, the Church....more

Francis, It's NOT Funny!

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Finger-pointing: The “Sins” of Pope Francis

I am appalled by commentators and writers who quickly denounce Pope Francis, often misinterpreting or twisting the meaning of his comments by taking them out of context. These critics are acting like the‘ the accuser of our brethren… which accused them before our God day and night’. [Revelation 12:7-12] They seem poised, ready to pounce on any hint of his supposed sin against tradition....more

POINTING OUT SIN and CONDEMNING

Usually I have the good sense to ignore self-righteous bad mouthing in comments but I slipped during the last couple of weeks.  Actually  I made some darn good points and clarified my believes during the exchanges , not that anyone was convinced.  In that sense, it was a complete  exercise in futility....more

Pope Francis is TIME's Person of the Year: One Rusty Catholic's Thoughts

[Editor's Note: TIME Magazine named Pope Francis its 2013 Person of the Year for his message of compassion and healing in the church. Here's a letter that sums up one blogger's complicated relationship to the Catholic church and how Pope Francis might just be a step in the right direction. --Grace]...more
Love this.  Love your honesty.more

Pope Francis’s Witness to the Modern World Symbolized in a Single Image

Seven differences that Pope Francis has made  in one public  appearance are in keeping with this man's lifestyle. This image is also a visual symbol for this pope’s message to the world. Pope Francis has a special vocation to witness to social issues....more

On Being Catholic: The Mystery of Faith

My 10-year-old son had a play date after school the other day and when the friend’s mom came to pick him up, she asked if we were in a rush to get my guy to CCD.“A lot of kids seem to go on Tuesdays,” she said.“Um, we’re taking a break from being Catholic right now,” I told her, and she laughed at my joke, but I still feel really guilty about the whole thing.It must be the Catholic in me....more
As a former nun, and now a Lutheran, I so resonate with this, Amy. It was when I lost sight of ...more
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