Francis and Vincent on Mercy

Francis and Vincent on Mercy

A comparison of Pope Francis and St. Vincent on mercy Pope Francis views morality as response to God’s mercy  Value of Mercy according to Vincent de Paul recently translated from a Spanish study. Pope Francis views morality as response to God’s mercy ....
Pope Francis – Palm Sunday Homily

Pope Francis – Palm Sunday Homily

Palm  Sunday in three words… Joy, Cross and Youth JOY “Jesus enters Jerusalem. The crowd of disciples accompanies him in festive mood, their garments are stretched out before him, there is talk of the miracles he has accomplished, and loud praises are heard:...
Challenges to Francis’ Vision

Challenges to Francis’ Vision

John L. Allen Jr.  offers thoughts on Challenges to vision of a ‘Poor Church for the Poor’   “How I would like a poor church for the poor,” Francis said. It’s a fitting sentiment for a pope who took his name from Francis of Assisi, a...
Francis and dialog

Francis and dialog

“Dialogue is born from an attitude of respect for the other person, from a conviction that the other person has something good to say. In order to dialogue it is necessary to know how to lower the defenses, open the doors of your house, and offer human warmth.”’...

Widow of slum priest praises Pope

Francis “will be a great Pope”: Clelia Luro de Podesta weighs in on the new pontiff Maybe to the new generation of Christian militants accompanying the slum priests, Monseñor Jerónimo Podestá’s name doesn’t mean much. But those who have been...

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