December 2015

This post presents the results of a test I recently did in my ongoing look at the Synoptic Problem. In what follows, I will be testing the claim that if Matthew used Mark, he abbreviated the material he found in Mark. Note the “if,” because it’s important. I am not here arguing that he did […]

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This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 19 November 2015 to 31 December 2015. Angelus 13 December 2015 20 December 2015 26 December 2015 27 December 2015 Daily Homilies (fervorinos) 10 December 2015 – A father’s caress 14 December 2015 – A grandmother’s lesson 15 December 2015 – […]

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Lum and Abner was an Old Time Radio show that was kind of like a radio predecessor of The Andy Griffith Show. It was about two homespun characters–Lum and Abner–who ran a general store in the town of Pine Ridge, Arkansas. They had a series of comedic adventures with their fellow townspeople, as well as […]

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One of the challenges J.J. Abrams and company had in making Star Wars: The Force Awakens was making things feel familiar, yet different. That includes the main cast. Our new heroes needed to evoke Luke, Leia, and Han without being carbon copies of them. The solution they opted for was to take the character traits […]

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This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 29 November 2015 to 14 December 2015. Angelus 6 December 2015 8 December 2015 General Audiences 2 December 2015 9 December 2015 Homilies 8 December 2015 – Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy: Holy Mass and Opening of the Holy Door Messages 29 […]

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In a recent post, canonist Dr. Edward Peters offers some interesting reflections on a puzzling phenomenon: Why are there statements issued by the pope and by offices at the Vatican that are expressly flagged as being “non-magisterial”? The Magisterium of the Church is its teaching office, which consists of the pope and the bishops of […]

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The Holy See has released a new document dealing with the Jewish people, salvation, and evangelization. Here are 9 things to know and share . . .   1) What is the new document? It’s titled The Gifts and the Calling of God are Irrevocable (GCGI), and it was released by the Commission for Religious […]

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This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 6 August 2015 to 30 November 2015. Angelus 22 November 2015 Daily Homilies (fervorinos) 19 November 2015 – The way of peace 20 November 2015 – A daily struggle 23 November 2015 – The one treasure Homilies 26 November 2015 – […]

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