Pope Francis

March 15, 2013

Neither Left nor Right, Greek nor Jew, Male Nor Female

We’ve all been bombarded with information, notions, guesses, photos, hopes, and fears about the new pope over the last forty-eight hours.  Indeed, 50 hours ago (at
March 15, 2013

Pope Francis, the Conservative Liberal

We are used to Popes who transcend categories like “liberal” and “conservative.”  (It almost happens naturally.) Pope Francis seems a little bit different. He seems positively
March 15, 2013

Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi will represent the United States at Pope Francis’ Inaugural Mass

Vice President Joe Biden, Minority leader Nancy Pelosi, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez and Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia will represent the United States at
March 17, 2013

The Demographics of a Changing Church: The First Pope from the Americas

In his most recent column, Pat Buchanan reflects on the recent conclave and what has happened in Europe to usher in the first pontiff from the
March 17, 2013

JP in Rome: Pope Francis’ First Angelus

This afternoon, Pope Francis delivered his first Angelus address. He appeared at the window of his papal apartment, which is still being prepared for him. Crowds
March 18, 2013

Catholics begin mad rush to have “conclave babies”

Disclaimer:  None of the names used below are real, but the people probably are. Get ready, because they’re coming. Begotten amid the excitement and fervor surrounding
March 19, 2013

A Quick Note to Benedict on Pope Francis’ Inauguration Day

“Behold, a faithful and prudent steward, whom the Lord set over his household.” – Entrance Antiphon, Joseph, Spouse of Mary, March 19 Dear Benedict, Emeritus Pontiff;
March 19, 2013

JP in Rome: At Pope Francis’ Installation

Ciao di Vaticano! Folks, at the moment we’re seated on top of Bernini’s Colonnade inside the Vatican. That places the papal altar just a few hundred