Pope Francis

September 24, 2013

Is Francis Talking to Me?

On Saturday evening, my friend Chris and I went exploring. Our first stop was a beautiful old Church in a once beautiful Pittsburgh neighborhood. Chris had
October 4, 2013

Pastry Shop Catholics

In his homily in Assisi today, on this Feast of St. Francis, the Holy Father made the following point: Franciscan peace is not something saccharine. Hardly!
October 7, 2013

Justice Scalia: “Who am I to Judge?”

New York Magazine has published a fascinating interview with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. It’s a rare and fascinating look at one of the nation’s highest-profile
October 9, 2013

An Atheist Praises the Pope

Pope Francis’s efforts to reach out to non-Catholics have provoked a lot of comment, some of it from unexpected sources.  This week, for example, the Washington
October 20, 2013

Pope Francis’ Plain-Talk Catechism

Rome priest Father John Wauck told some Benedictine College students the other day that when Pope Francis repeats lessons from the Catechism in everyday language, the
October 22, 2013

Hear Pope Francis Speaking English

Via Rocco de Palma: For all the waves the 266th Bishop of Rome has made across the Anglophone world these last seven months, perhaps the most
November 21, 2013

12 Must-Read Quotes From Bishop Paprocki’s Same-Sex Marriage Exorcism

  In a much-publicized event on Wednesday that coincided with Governor Pat Quinn signing gay marriage into law in Illinois, Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield led
November 24, 2013

Pope Francis Earns His Name

Some of Pope Francis’s comments have caused some conservative Catholics to throw up their hands, even during the relatively short period he has been pope.  Francis