Lent with Fr. Pontifex - Sacrifice
Before his conversion to Christianity, Constantine refused to accept the rank of caesar given him by Galerius and Licinius (Nov 11, 308); he practiced forbearance in regard to the Christians; Each emperor (Constantine, Licinius, and Maximin ...
ACN’s John Pontifex is interviewed on BBC World about persecuted Christians in Syria
You probably have a strong opinion about whether it's the color of the Pontifex's hat , or the Backstreet Boys' fourth studio album , or the color of the Pontifex's hat. It's been around since 1995, and has more than 100 shops throughout the U.K. It's also blissfully unaware of the commotion it's caused on this side of the pond, if this photo of a grumpy monkey on its last Facebook post is any indication.
In recent times, popes have held the office of cardinal prior to their election as pontifex maximus (a none biblical title that came from paganism). Hence, from the mere jingle of words, persons and things essentially different were confounded; and Paganism and Christianity jumbled together, that the towering ambition of a wicked priest might be gratified; and so, to the blinded Christians of the apostacy, the Pope was the representative of Peter the apostle, while to the initiated pagans, he was only the representative of Peter, the interpreter of their well known Mysteries.
The federal government is considering the appointment of one of its own to a plum European posting in another example of what some will see as jobs for the boys.
This report is contributed by John Pontifex of Aid to the Church in Need. Describing how the group is strategically superior to the Nigerian army and is now recruiting in countries across North and Sub-Saharan Africa, Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme of Maiduguri said that Western military intervention was the only viable option in the fight against the militants who have now allied themselves to the Islamic State. The bishop said the attacks on Baga revealed the ineptitude of the Nigerian military; he called for senior officers who failed to do their job properly to be sacked "as a lesson to the others."
The last time we heard news of Pontifex's College of Cardinals, he was demoting one for being a touch too conservative...or for comparing the present-day church to "a ship without a rudder." Referring to the Vatican, Francis told faithful in St. Peter's Square that the churchmen come "from every continent" and "show the indelible tie with the church of Rome to churches in the world."
Recently Fast Company featured an article titled " Blogging Nuns, Tweeting Monks, And The Catholic Church's Digital Revolution " that examines a "movement sweeping the Catholic world: monks, nuns, everyday people of faith, and, most famously, the Pope ( @Pontifex ) himself, are embracing digital media."
Lorelee Prentice with model Ashleigh Pontifex in her entry into the Elucent National Costume Competition. Ms Prentice designed the costume with her interpretation of uniquely Australian symbols in mind: a swimsuit -- ''the staple of every Australian wardrobe'', the blue sash and draping to represent the ocean, and the long white gloves showing our nation's ''ties to the monarchy''.
Vatican City, August 5 - Pope Francis warned Tuesday against becoming too attached to buying and keeping things. "If you hoard material possessions, they will rob you of your soul," Francis said in a post on his Twitter feed @Pontifex. The Argentine pontiff has often called for people to live more simple lives and has set an example by continuing to reside in a Vatican guesthouse where he takes breakfast in the communal dining room.
"The app allows you to follow live streaming of papal events, receive notifications of important events, view papal photos, videos, @Pontifex tweets, full texts of homilies and speeches, a calendar of events and links to all the Vatican media," the Pontifical Council for Social Communications said in its description of the app in the Google Play store .