Pope Francis

December 17, 2013

Happy Birthday Holy Father!

Pope Francis turns 77 today

December 16, 2013

Pope Makes Major Changes to Congregation for Bishops' Membership

December 16, 2013

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone Takes St. Francis’ Mission to Heart

San Francisco’s shepherd discusses the challenges and opportunities that go with being the bishop in a large multicultural region.

December 15, 2013

Pope Francis takes on allegations and rumors about his papacy: 9 things to know and share

December 11, 2013

SSPX and the Church Dialogue in Limbo

Relations with the traditionalist society, which is outside full communion with the Church, have deteriorated since mid-2012, but hope remains for full reconciliation.

December 11, 2013

Pope Francis: Final Judgment Brings Comfort, Despite Our Fears

The Holy Father says we help determine our own judgment by the way we live every day.

December 10, 2013

Pope Urges Egyptian Christians to ‘Be Strong; Do Not Fear!’

The Holy Father and the Coptic Catholic Patriarch celebrated Mass together, advocating peace and reconciliation in Egypt.

December 10, 2013

Vatican Launches Global Campaign to Fight ‘Scandal of Hunger’

Pope Francis threw his ‘full support’ behind the initiative at a Dec. 10 conference.

December 9, 2013

The Economic Message of Pope Francis’ ‘Evangelii Gaudium’

COMMENTARY

December 9, 2013

On Marian Feast, Pope Francis Prays for Desire for Holiness

The Holy Father marked the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception with visits to the Piazza de Sapgna and the Basilica of St. Mary Major.

December 6, 2013

Asian Bishops Encourage Bible-Inspired Apostolates

‘Crossing the Borders: Renewed Biblical Apostolate’ is a seminar that is going on through Dec. 7 in the Thai city of Pattaya.

December 5, 2013

The Thing That Used to Be Conservatism Puts Out a Hit on Francis

December 5, 2013

Pope Francis: The ‘Seed of Eternity’ Has Been Planted in Our Hearts

The Holy Father continued his catechesis on the Creed, discussing ‘the resurrection of the body.’

December 4, 2013

Harvesting Fruits of the Year of Faith

The bishops of Shrewsbury and Portsmouth, England, are building on the just-concluded jubilee in 2014.

December 3, 2013

Argentina Lawmakers Recommend Pope Francis for Nobel Peace Prize

The resolution, overwhelmingly approved in the House of Representatives, now goes to the Senate for ratification.

December 3, 2013

Pope Francis: A Church Without Joy Is Unimaginable

The Church’s mission is to transmit this message, which brings authentic peace, the Holy Father said in his Dec. 3 homily.

December 2, 2013

Pope Francis Expresses Hope for Catholic-Orthodox Unity

In a letter to Patriarch Bartholomew, the Holy Father says ‘God … has taught us throughout these years to regard one another as members of the same family.’

December 2, 2013

Pope Francis: Use Well-Formed Intelligence to Understand Signs of the Times

Our conscience is a great gift from God, he said, but not a weak conscience, formed by the world.

November 27, 2013

Pope Francis Cautions Against ‘Trivialized’ Vision of Death Without Hope

The Holy Father continued his catechesis on the Creed by discussing ‘the resurrection of the body.’

November 27, 2013

Pope Francis’ Meeting With Vladimir Putin Focuses on Middle East

Of particular interest to the Holy Father was the plight of Christians in the strife-torn region.

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