Vatican

March 22, 2013

Catholics need to take their own advice when it comes to intra-faith dialogue

It’s been a week since I was accused of “pope bashing.” Why was I labeled a “pope basher?” In a column I wrote in the days […]
March 25, 2013

JP in Rome: When Francis met Benedict + Palm Sunday at St. Peter’s Square

Over the weekend, Pope Francis visited Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI at Castel Gandolfo. That meeting was unprecedented. No Bishop of Rome has succeeded a living predecessor […]
March 29, 2013

JP in Rome: Triduum at St. Peter’s

This morning at Saint Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, Pope Francis celebrated the annual Chrism Mass for the Diocese of Rome. It was the first time […]
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 […]
June 21, 2013

Why Isn’t Obama’s New Ambassador to the Vatican Gay?

Many prominent Catholics have praised the appointment. But what I’m curious to know is, why didn’t Obama nominate a gay man or woman to become the next U.S. […]
July 5, 2013

Top 15 Quotes From the Pope’s New Enyclical “Lumen Fidei”

So here are my top 15 favorite quotes! I hope reading this encourages you to read the entire encyclical, either online or as a downloadable PDF. […]
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 26, 2013

Cardinal Burke: Pelosi Should be Denied Communion

We hear lots of talk about the importance of “dialogue”, and truly the ability to find common ground and converse with those who do not share […]