Articles for Pope Francis

The Pope Video • For Families

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

The Pope Video • For Health Care Workers

“The Pope Video” series continues! Watch the latest 2-minute installment: For Health Care Workers.

‘City of friendship’ unites poor of Madagascar, Argentina

According to Argentine missionary Father Pedro Opeka, “it will be very difficult to rebuild” after the country was hit by four cyclones with winds of 130 miles per hour.

The Pope Video • For Religious Sisters and Consecrated Women

“The Pope Video” series continues! Watch the latest 2-minute installment: For Religious Sisters and Consecrated Women.

Pope – take life as it comes

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

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...

The “Francis effect”

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...

Pope preaching in metaphors

Pope preaching in metaphors

Metaphors did not come to Pope Francis with the papacy. As archbishop of Buenos Aires, he used similar figures of speech to get simple, yet powerful, ideas across to his listeners writes Carol Glatz in The CatholicSpirit. The following are some metaphors that appear...

Pope to priests – “go to the outskirts”

Pope to priests – “go to the outskirts”

During the Chrism Mass Pope Francis  asked priests to go to the “outskirts,” where they are most needed.  Words reminiscent of Frederic "Let us go to the poor". “Dear priests, may God the Father renew in us the Spirit of holiness with whom we have been anointed. May...

The language of Francis … and Vincent

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 . Christian...

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 saint renowned for his love affair...

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