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The pope is a good papist (Fri, 12 Jul 2013 12:00:00 GMT)
Pope Francis this month cleared two former popes for sainthood: John XXIII (even though he has not been
credited with the traditionally required second miracle) and John Paul II (on track to be canonized eight years after his
death, beating the former fast-track record of 27 years for the canonization of Opus Dei founder Josemaria Escriva).
So then, why these divergences from tradition? If sainthood is important, which is clearly the position of the
Roman Catholic church, isn’t the process important? Regardless of Francis’ authority to make these adjustments,
why adjust this process for these men? Are they just that saintly,
or are do they get extra points for having been popes?
I do not accuse Francis of trying to set himself up for sainthood, but what’s the rush for John
and John Paul? John simply doesn’t have that second miracle, and John Paul left a legacy of sex-abuse coverups
and Vatican scandal. I’m not saying John and John Paul would not eventually deserve sainthood, but one more time,
why are they so special? If the traditional canonization process is flawed, then should all traditions be adjusted?
Will we soon see women priests, same-sex marriages and birth control? Or, just more sainted popes?
Chicken soup (Fri, 08 Feb 2013 12:00:00 GMT)
I will laugh in the face of winter storm Nemo as I make Grandma’s chicken soup.
I suppose there’s not all that much special about it. I peel the chewy strips off the celery,
but still, it’s just celery. It’s fun to think of Grandma, though.