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The Pope Video • For Children Who Suffer

“The Pope Video” series continues! Watch the latest 2-minute installment: For Children Who Suffer.

The Pope Video • For a Church Open to Everyone

“The Pope Video” series continues! Watch the latest 2-minute installment: For a Church Open to Everyone.

The Pope Video • For the Abolition of the Death Penalty

“The Pope Video” series continues! Watch the latest 2-minute installment: For the Abolition of the Death Penalty.

The Pope Video • For Small Businesses

“The Pope Video” series continues! Watch the latest 2-minute installment: For Small Businesses.

Pope Francis excuses self

With a touch of humor Pope Francis excuses himself from Plenary Assembly of Argentine Bishops "due to 'Commitments Assumed Recently' according to (Zenit.org) - In a note reflecting Francis' sense of humor as well as his missionary zeal, the Pope offered guidelines to...

Even Pope Francis Has To Deal With Complainers

Pope – don’t turn back the clock

Under the heading "Pope: 2nd Vatican Council, work of Holy Spirit but some want to turn back the clock" Vatican Radio reports on his attitude and words regarding Vatican II. Pope Francis said the Holy Spirit pushes people and the Church forward but we resist this and...

Pope – “combat evil with good”

The Holy Father offers prayer... and path forward. At this time of mourning the Holy Father prays that all Bostonians will be united in a resolve not to be overcome by evil, but to combat evil with good (cf. Rom 12:21), working together to build an ever more just,...

Pope – take life as it comes

Pope Francis: Learning to take life as it comes, the good with the bad (Vatican Radio) When things go badly, we should not masquerade them. We should learn to have faith in God, and how to accept what happens in life, the good with the bad, always knowing that Christ...

The language of Francis … and Vincent

According to someone who knows him well,  the Auxiliary Bishop of Buenos Aires, Francis' actions reveal  five characteristics of Francis -  simplicity, approachability, continuity and fidelity to the Magisterium, tenderness and service. Those who know him closely say...

Even Pope Francis Has To Deal With Complainers

The “Francis effect”

Deacon Greg Kendra writes in a guest post.... "It’s a phenomenon I know a lot of clergy have reported at their parishes: a dramatic uptick in Mass attendance over the last few weeks, and not just because of Easter. Is it the “Francis Effect”? Have you noticed this...

Understanding the piety of the Pope

"In Argentina, they say that if you want to understand the priestly soul of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, then you have to know the villas miserias, literally "villas of misery," meaning the slums in Buenos Aires where the poorest of the poor are found " writes John Allen in...

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