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Pope Francis I is changing centuries of Church practice by decisively detaching prelates accused of severe wrongdoing from their positions rather than waiting years, or even decades, for determinations of guilt, and University of Chicago Booth School of Business Prof. … Continue reading
Today is the Feast of St. Joseph, a Solemnity (which means Lenten restrictions don’t apply, so if you gave up chocolate and want to eat some, please do). Read what Pope Francis had to say about St. Joseph here.
Trafficking in human beings, a real form of slavery which affects all countries, including the most developed, was condemned by Pope Francis in a speech to new ambassadors to the Vatican. Trafficking in human beings which “affects the most vulnerable … Continue reading
Time magazine has named Pope Francis its Person of the Year, citing the speed with which he has captured the world’s imagination. You can read Time’s story here.
Pope Francis has been in the news lately, having written a new apostolic exhortation. Have you read it? If not, fear not. Here’s a link to a good collection of quotes (compiled by Catholic News Service) from the document: http://cnsblog.wordpress.com/2013/11/26/the-joy-of-the-gospel-our-top-picks-of-quotable-quotes/ … Continue reading
President Obama shouldn’t resort to military intervention in Syria. That’s the message conveyed by the President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the USCCB’s Committee on International Justice and Peace, said in a letter to President Obama. Instead, … Continue reading
Pope Francis has called on us to pray and fast for peace this Saturday, Oct. 7 — for peace in Syria, peace in the Mideast and peace in the world. That’s an appropriate day to pray for peace, because it … Continue reading
In the wake of Pope Francis’s call for the world’s Catholics to a day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria, the Middle East and the world, leaders of U.S Catholics urged the faithful to embrace the Holy Father’s … Continue reading
There was a shocking paragraph on the front page of today’s Wall Street Journal. The Journal notes that although the White House authorized the CIA in June to help arm moderates fighting the Assad regime in Syria, no weapons have … Continue reading
Although Pope Francis I had one lung removed due to an infection when he was a teenager, “he can still function normally, without shortness of breath,” according to Loyola University Medical Center pulmonologist Dr. Daniel Dilling. The only downside is … Continue reading