Pope Francis

April 10, 2013

Thompson: “Fears for the health of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI”

Damien Thompson at the Telegraph is reporting that concerns have emerged for Pope Emeritus Benedict’s apparently rapidly fading health. Thompson writes: I think all of us
April 13, 2013

“But I’m the Pope. Sit down.”

An Italian soccer news site has a sweet story about Pope Francis who apparently gets up very early without an alarm. Loose translation of the story: Recently, when
April 18, 2013

Pope Francis and the Devil

The terrorist attacks in Boston this week have prompted many people to ask themselves why. Why did this happen? Why would anyone do such a thing?
May 6, 2013

Five Questions with Alejandro Bermudez

EDITOR’S NOTE: CV is happy to include a new entry in our “Five Questions” series. This interview features Alejandro Bermudez, the Executive Director of the Catholic
May 6, 2013

Pope Francis Urges Bishops to Practice “Eucharistic Coherence”

John-Henry Westen of LifeSiteNews notes that Pope Francis has recently urged Argentinian bishops to follow the Aparecida Document as “guidelines we need for this time in
May 6, 2013

Who Will Play Pope Francis on the Big Screen?

Disclaimer:  Please forgive this foray into somewhat lighter matters.  For those hoping for the sort of heavy theological and sociopolitical analysis of the kind I usually
May 8, 2013

Pope Francis Against the Self-Referential Church, Part 2

Last month I blogged about Pope Francis’s remarks against the idea of a “self-referential” Church.  The Church, the Pope believes, must reach beyond itself, must seek