Vatican

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 […]
December 11, 2013

How to Send a Christmas Card to Pope Francis

Yes, you can send a Christmas card to the Pope! I know, it’s not exactly earth-shattering news, but most people (e.g. me, five minutes ago) have […]
December 16, 2013

Reality check: Burke’s star will shine on

The knives are out for Cardinal Burke this morning. He’s on the next plane out of Rome after Pope Francis sacked him and summarily ended all […]
December 23, 2013

The Choice 2014 [Updated]

Catholics face an important choice in 2014 and in the years ahead. Some of the comments and reactions to my post earlier this week on Pope Francis’s […]
December 25, 2013

A 12 Days of Christmas Year in Review

What’s the best answer to Christmas sentimentality? The Christmas season liturgy. In the days that follow Christmas, the Church brings us the slaughter of innocents, the […]
January 27, 2014

Memo to the Vatican: Save the Doves!

As if we needed any more proof that it’s time to end the silly practice of releasing doves as a symbol of promoting peace, two more […]
February 10, 2014

Pope Francis and the Chaput Shocker

Barely two months ago the ecclesiastical news circuit was rocked with the revelation that Pope Francis had decided not to renew Cardinal Burke’s membership on the […]