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.
- There Be Dragons: a tale of two (or possibly three) films
- Pope JPI on St Josemaría
- The sensual allure of gluttony
- TV Mass
- A few changes
- The reluctant martyrs
- It’s not “radical” if it’s mainstream
- How to “admonish the sinner” in 5 easy steps
- Famous last words (or: excuses, excuses)
- Rebooting the blog
- Maryse said Thank you Fr John for this piece on St Josemaria....
- Maryse said I couldn’t resist relaying your story of Ort...
- Fr John said Yum! That sounds pretty good Maryse! Healthy, hone...
- Fr John said I guess that’s where degustation meals trip...
- Fr Joel said Food ought to be presented well, but when it is pl...
- Your Sunday Sermon Notes Fr. Z's Blog, 26 June 2016
- Europe Fr Ray Blake's Blog, 25 June 2016
- Build a Bonfire for the Nativity of St. John the Baptist The Catholic Gentleman, 23 June 2016
- Why You Don’t Genuflect After Receiving Communion Taylor MarshallTaylor Marshall, 20 June 2016
- Papal comments on cohabitation and civil marriage suggest a direction In the Light of the Law, 19 June 2016
- Mamma Mia! Emergency Baptism at 30,000 Feet Diary of a Wimpy Catholic, 27 May 2016
- Peter, teach us; confirm thy brethren The hermeneutic of continuity, 24 April 2016
- A Modern Pilgrim reads Belloc’s “Path to Rome” Sentire Cum Ecclesia, 18 April 2016