Pope Francis

September 5, 2013

Bringing the Gospel to the Burgeoning Catholic Latino Population in the U.S.

In person interview with Diana Richardson Vela, president of the Catholic Association of Latino Leaders

September 3, 2013

Report: Pope Francis Says John Paul II to Be Canonized April 27

The Vatican has yet to confirm this date, which will likely include the canonization of Pope John XXIII. The papal spokesman says the official announcement will be made after the Sept. 30 consistory.

September 3, 2013

Pope Picks Highly Credentialed Diplomat for Vatican Secretary of State

Archbishop Pietro Parolin, the youngest secretary of state since 1930, has more than 25 years of experience in Vatican diplomacy.

August 31, 2013

Pope Chooses Humble and Respected Diplomat as Secretary of State

August 30, 2013

Pope Francis Praises 'Month of Martyrs' in Korea

The Church in Korea remembers 8,000 Catholics killed for faith in Jesus Christ in the 19th century alone.

August 30, 2013

Pope Francis Tells Augustinian Order to Be ʻRestlessʼ in Love

The Holy Father asks them to imitate St. Augustineʼs zeal to never cease ʻevangelizing with courage, without fear.ʼ

August 30, 2013

Pope Francis and Jordan's King Urge Dialogue to End Syria Civil War

The Holy Father urged support for 'fruitful dialogue.'

August 21, 2013

Report: Benedict XVI Resigned After ‘Mystical Experience’

The pope emeritus reportedly disclosed God has planted the ‘absolute desire’ in his heart ‘to remain alone with him, secluded in prayer.’

August 20, 2013

Benedict XVI Makes Brief Trip to Castel Gandolfo

August 19, 2013

Pope Francis Warns Christians Against ‘Decorative’ Faith

‘To follow Jesus requires renunciation of evil, of egoism, and choosing good, truth, justice,” the Pope told crowds.

August 16, 2013

‘Theology of Women in the Church’ Only Beginning to Be Revealed

COMMENTARY

August 14, 2013

Pope Francis to Consecrate the World to Mary’s Immaculate Heart

The Holy Father’s prayer will be part of a two-day Marian celebration in October, the month of the Rosary.

August 12, 2013

Pope Francis: Does Jesus Attract Our Hearts ʻLike a Magnet’?

‘What is the force that holds the family together? It is precisely the love of God,’ the Holy Father said.

August 12, 2013

Abortions in Argentina Predicted to Increase With Down Syndrome Tests

An Argentinian pro-life group fears new procedure will lead to more abortions and fewer persons born with Down syndrome.

August 9, 2013

Pope Francis' Summer Break Includes Impromptu Visits to Vatican Workers

The Holy Father is also forming his plan for Curial reform, according to a Vatican source.

August 9, 2013

Before Pope Francisʼ Election, Conclave Warned of Europeʼs Dying Faith

Cardinal Prospero Grech told cardinals the conclave was both a ‘strong moment of grace’ and ‘the maximum responsibility.’

August 9, 2013

Sainthood on the Horizon for G.K. Chesterton?

An investigation has begun into whether to open the cause for canonization of the English writer and convert.

August 8, 2013

Abortion Polls Test the Conscience of a Church

Pro-life outreach in parishes and colleges and to Hispanics may prove decisive toward a Catholic culture of life.

August 8, 2013

Pope Francis Issues Motu Proprio on Vatican Finances

‘For the Prevention and Countering of Money Laundering, the Financing of Terrorism and the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction,’ issued Aug. 8, strengthens the Holy See’s supervisory powers.

August 8, 2013

Priests Race to Scene of Deadly Argentina Explosion

The archbishop of Rosario has urged Catholics to show solidarity by offering their prayers and support for the suffering city.

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