by JENNIFER ROBACK MORSE

This article was first posted January 26, 2015, at National Catholic Register.

The recent news-cycle flap over Pope Francis and the bunnies has confused many people inside and outside of the Catholic Church.

Lots of people continue to be concerned that the Holy Father ought to be clearer in his manner of speaking. I would like to make something good out of this latest situation.

The idea came to me from listening to homilies from two very faithful priests. I do not mind naming them. I heard Father Carl Gismondi, of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter and of St. Anne’s parish in San Diego, give a homily on the “Who am I to judge?” comment. I heard Father Jerome Fasano of St. John the Baptist parish in Front Royal, Va., preach on a similar topic.

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…and how we Catholics can help him

by Jennifer Roback Morse

This article was first published at The Daily Caller on January 9, 2015 and at aleteia.org, January 10, 2015.

Pundits left and right have been jockeying for position in anticipation of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment. This is quite amazing, considering that even the publication date hasn’t been published yet!

I do not know what he is going to say. Neither, dear reader, does anyone else whom you are likely to read. However, I can tell you two things that he will certainly NOT say. And those two unsaid things have the potential to speak volumes, if only we will listen.

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Tough Love is Still Love

On November 22, 2014, in Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D, by Betsy

by Jennifer Roback Morse

First published November 19, 2014, at MercatorNet.com.

The recent two-week-long synod on the family in the Vatican has been an on-going source of headlines around the world, and not just in Catholic media. After a year of reflection, it will resume next year. In the meantime, many critics are claiming that it is impossible to reconcile traditional Catholic teachings on sexuality with 21st century compassion. Jennifer Roback Morse sees things differently.

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For purposes of this article, I set aside my Ph.D. degree: I am speaking strictly on the authority of my MOM degree.

Ok, everyone. I realize I have been out of the loop for a while. I have been trying to finish a book. And I had an unexpected family emergency to deal with.

But Mom’s home now. Time to shape up.

What have you kids been doing, talking about your Father like this? Just today on my Facebook feed, I found someone referring our Holy Father Pope Francis as a “world class smart ass!”  And this person evidently considers himself a good Catholic! A better Catholic than the Pope!

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Are the Hebrews finally getting with the times and joining the Roman Empire? …This is how I respond to people who are concerned about the Pope’s recent comments on atheists.

by Jennifer Roback Morse

Many of my Evangelical friends have asked me what I think of the controversy over Pope Francis supposedly saying that atheists can be saved.  This is my answer.

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