"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Friday, May 01, 2015

What ze Peup sayz aujourd'hui: Catholic teachings on papal infallibility are "rarely" seen in reality.

Works for me.

The Holy Father said that this week while speaking to an audience with members of Cursillo.

Many years ago now, after my conversion, when I made my first confession to a holy Capuchin priest, I asked about two things, one of which was papal infallibility - which I clearly didn't understand, and the priest said, "Ah! Don't worry about that stuff.  The Pope rarely speaks infallibly anyway; the last infallible statement was the Dogma of the Assumption."

From the start, I haven't worried about it.  From the start, I never paid a lot of attention to bishops and academic debates and infighting by clergy and religious people about this or that issue - unless it seriously affected my life - and that too has been rare.

I accept Catholic teaching - I don't have a problem with it.

Instead I've always tried to keep my eyes fixed on Jesus.  I have to get to that again.

I'm waiting for Him ... "I will come back and take you to myself, so that where I am you also may be.  Where I am going you know the way." - Jn 14:1-6 (Friday of Fourth Week of Easter)


  1. One thing I like about Papa Francis is his sense of humor. I saw what he had to say about being disorganized and whatnot. He had the biggest smile on his face too and everyone laughed, clapped and I am sure prayed.

    Holy humor is truly a blessing.

    I ain't gonna worry about such either but just hope to keep praying and keep walking the Royal Road. <3

  2. I just wanna know, what's up with that zucchetto?...seriously, I have pasta bowls smaller than that thing. And each week it keeps getting bigger....!

    1. Haha - that's the pope from the Pink Panther movie.

    2. yeah, but Francis' zucchetto looks JUST like it....have you not noticed?...it just keeps getting bigger. Pretty soon it'll cover his ears.


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