Pope Francis

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.

August 7, 2013

Pope Francis Calls for Courageous Christians to Work in World Missions

‘The men and women of our time need the secure light ... that only the encounter with Christ can give,’ the Holy Father said.

August 5, 2013

Jamming the Papal Message

NEWS ANALYSIS: Vatican communications mishaps may be hampering Pope Francis’ capacity to evangelize at full effectiveness.

August 5, 2013

U.S. Senate Approves Ex-Catholic Relief Services Chief to Vatican Ambassador Post

Ken Hackett says he believes U.S. government and the Holy See can ‘really make a difference’ by working together on shared priorities.

August 3, 2013

English Translation of Second Part of Papal Press Conference

August 2, 2013

The Frankness of Francis

COMMENTARY

August 2, 2013

A Francis-can World Youth Day

The Holy Father’s pastoral passion energizes millions of Catholics in Rio de Janeiro and beyond.

August 1, 2013

English Translation of Pope Francis' Press Conference

July 30, 2013

Misinterpreting Francis

NEWS ANALYSIS: A Vatican official chided the mainstream media for its conflation of the Holy Father’s remarks on homosexuality.

July 29, 2013

Post-WYD Surprise: Pope Francis Gives Wide-Ranging In-Flight Press Conference

The Holy Father touches on the ‘gay lobby’ and Vatican Bank reform, as well as several other high-profile issues.

July 29, 2013

7 things you need to know about what Pope Francis said about gays

July 28, 2013

Poles Thrilled to Hear Next World Youth Day in Krakow

Pope Francis announced that WYD 2016 will be in Blessed John Paul II’s former archdiocese.

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