“Seeing” – the Necessary Beginning of Systemic Change

St. Vincent’s pastoral insight was “See, Judge and Act.” It all began with “Seeing”!

Lessons – Pope Francis on laundry duty

A former Jesuit seminarian and former Managing Director of JP Morgan, Chris Lowney  offers insights into Francis' leadership in this CNN piece When Pope Francis was put on laundry duty. There is much food for thought... and practice here. (CNN) – Every day, millions...

Pope Francis in 4 minutes

In order to help Catholics around the world learn more about Jorge Mario Bergolgio, now Pope Francis, Cathnolic-link has worked together with Catholics from around the world produce this 4 minute video in 15 languages. See the video here:

What the Cardinals knew when they voted

And what we might expect... A fascinating look at Pope Francis' thought about the Church from a pre-conclave speech given to his then-brother cardinals, has been released with his permission on Radio Vaticana. The following points are from the  Popes own handwritten...
Video interview with Pope Francis

Video interview with Pope Francis

EWTN's exclusive 15-minute interview with Cardinal-Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, now Pope Francis. Conducted just six months ago, the future pope discusses His Holiness Benedict XVI's call for a Year of Faith, Latin America as a spiritual resource...

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 kicking around...

Stages in the life of a Pope

Catholic News Service offers a  timeline of Pope Francis' life Dec. 17, 1936: Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Italian immigrant parents. -- 1957: At age 21, falls gravely ill; eventually severe pneumonia is diagnosed, right lung partially removed. -- March 11,...

Cardinal Bergoglio’s Lenten Letter, 2013

Cardinal Bergoglio’s Lenten Letter, 2013

And rend your hearts, and not your garments, and turn to the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, patient and rich in mercy, and ready to repent of the evil. (Joel 2:13) Little by little we become accustomed to hearing and seeing, through the mass media,...

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