Pope Francis

July 30, 2013

Pope Francis’s Three Parting Words from World Youth Day

“Go and make disciples of all nations.”  From these words of Jesus, Pope Francis, in his Sunday homily, drew three parting ideas to give to World
July 31, 2013

WYD 2016: A Pilgrim’s Primer to the City of John Paul II (Part Two)

Kraków is thick with the spirit and memory of the soon-to-be-canonized John Paul II. It is a place full of what Pope Francis called, in Lumen
August 5, 2013

What the Church Really Thinks About Women

Pope Francis caused some eyebrows to go up last week when he remarked, in an offhand way, that, “We don’t have a deep theology of women
August 9, 2013

Mercy–In Context

One aspect of the recent World Youth Day that has gotten a lot of attention is Pope Francis’s emphasis on mercy, especially in some of his
August 15, 2013

The Pope’s Friend Mary

My wife just consecrated herself to Mary today (using Fr. Michael Gaitley’s book) , and I’m preparing to do the same (on Sept. 8, along with
August 28, 2013

NFL Star Passes to Pope Francis

Philip Rivers is the quarterback for the San Diego Chargers. But you probably knew that. He’s also Catholic. You might have known about that. (It’s not
September 2, 2013

Pope Francis Beats Obama on Syria

Pope Francis has called for a worldwide day of fasting and prayer for peace on Sept. 7. His global strike for peace will beat Obama’s military