Vatican

March 13, 2013

Habemus Papam! Pope Francis!

It’s incredible the surprises the Holy Spirit has in store for us! The first non-european pope. A Jesuit who has chosen the name Francis. The first […]
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 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

Video: The Moment I Called the Conclave in Advance

It’s amusing to see the mainstream media react to the shocking news that the new pope is … catholic. Of course, I had that one figured […]
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 […]
March 21, 2013

JP in Rome: What I Saw at the Installation Mass

On March 19, Pope Francis celebrated a Mass commemorating the inauguration of his pontificate. Of course, Pope Francis became the head of the Catholic Church after […]