Further to my apples and oranges post, there’s comparing popes and there’s comparing popes.
There’s no shortage of social media memes doing the rounds right now, which compare popes through a hermeneutic of continuity. This sort of comparison, I think, is faithful to the Catholic view that each pope is successor to St Peter — as opposed to each pope being their predecessor’s replacement.
And then there are memes which don’t really provide any lesson, but which are funny enough that people repost them again and again.
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- ASK FATHER: Faculties of the Missionaries of Mercy after the Year of Mercy Fr. Z's Blog, 24 February 2017
- I am a lawyer, not a mind-reader In the Light of the Law, 24 February 2017
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- The Benedict Option in Practice: Living the Rural Life is Surprisingly Normal The Catholic Gentleman, 23 February 2017
- Who am I for? Fr Ray Blake's Blog, 15 February 2017
- Confraternity of Catholic Clergy Colloquium 2016 The hermeneutic of continuity, 5 November 2016
- MacKillop-Woods Way Pilgrimage 2016 II: Day Four (Tostaree to Orbost) Sentire Cum Ecclesia, 5 October 2016
- An Open Letter to the Editor Who Fired Mark Shea Diary of a Wimpy Catholic, 22 August 2016