Pope Francis

May 22, 2013

Vatican Officials Repudiate Misinterpretation of Their Comments on Same-Sex Unions

Cardinal Christoph Schönborn and Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia say they in no way endorse such illicit relationships and that their misinterpreted remarks were used by opponents of the Church.

May 21, 2013

Pope Praying for Children, Others Struck by Oklahoma Tornado

There are children among the dead, but officials said the death toll is expected to increase, in wake of tornado that hit the southern Oklahoma City suburb of Moore on May 20.

May 21, 2013

Pope Francis Sends Message of Condolence to Oklahoma

May 20, 2013

Meeting Pope Francis

May 20, 2013

Pope Francis Ties Mass With Church Movements to First Pentecost

'Always carry the power of the Gospel!' the Holy Father encouraged May 19.

May 20, 2013

Holy Spirit’s ‘Surprises’ Pave the Way to Happiness, Pope Francis Says

God brings true fulfillment and true joy that we can’t find anywhere else, the Holy Father tells the throng gathered for Pentecost Mass.

May 17, 2013

Parishes Worldwide Prepare for Eucharistic Adoration Hour

May 17, 2013

‘Chasm’ Exists Between Pope Francis and Liberation Theology

Even though the Holy Father has been praised by liberation theologians, he has always disagreed with that interpretation of the Gospel, even at the cost of finding himself isolated.

May 17, 2013

Pope’s Plan to Visit Bonaria Shrine Thrills Pastor

Pope Francis announced at the end of his May 15 general audience that he will travel to the city of Cagliari in September.

May 17, 2013

The LCWR vs. the Vatican: Setting the Record Straight

NEWS ANALYSIS: The facts don’t support complaints by the U.S. women’s religious group about its Vatican-mandated reform process.

May 17, 2013

Pope: ‘If We Annoy People, Blessed Be the Lord’

The Pope says that the Church needs apostolic zeal to proclaim Jesus Christ among people who do not know him.

May 16, 2013

Pope Francis Plans Trip to Sardinia

Along with his scheduled visit to Rio de Janeiro for World Youth Day in July, the Holy Father said May 15 that he will likely travel to the Italian island in September.

May 16, 2013

Clergy Must Be Shepherds, Not Wolves, Says Pope

Pope Francis asked the Catholic faithful to pray for bishops and priests to be poor, humble and meek in the service of the people.

May 16, 2013

Cardinal O’Brien Leaving Scotland for Penance, Prayer

The disgraced former archbishop of St. Andrews and Edinburgh will spend several months for the purpose of spiritual renewal, prayer and penance.

May 16, 2013

Church Movements Bringing 50,000 More Than Vatican Expected for Pentecost

The Vatican invited Church movements to gather in Rome as part of the Year of Faith, an initiative aimed at evangelizing and helping Catholics become more fervent in faith.

May 15, 2013

Pope Francis and lying to save life

May 15, 2013

Pontificate of Pope Francis Consecrated to Our Lady of Fatima

Cardinal Jose Polycarpo celebrated the consecration at the Portuguese shrine dedicated to Our Lady, with thousands of the faithful present.

May 15, 2013

Holy Spirit Leads to Truth Amid Relativism, Pope Counsels

Francis encourages the faithful to be open to the Holy Spirit and to the word of God.

May 14, 2013

Vatican Stats Show Continued Growth in Africa, Asia

The Pontifical Yearbook reports 3,000 new priests in the two continents in 2011 and that in the last 10 years the numbers increased by 39.5% in Africa and 32% in Asia.

May 13, 2013

Images of Rome's 2013 March for Life

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