Mar 13, 2013 - 06:02 pm .- Bishops across America voiced joy and gratitude over Pope Francis accepting his election as Bishop of Rome and Vicar of Christ on March 13.
Mar 13, 2013 - 05:47 pm .- American politicians offered prayers and congratulations upon hearing the news that Cardinal Jorge Bergolio, SJ, had been elected as the Successor to St. Peter, taking the name Pope Francis.
Mar 13, 2013 - 03:46 pm .- Pope Francis lives very simply, brings a pastoral approach to his ministry, and is a man of prayer, according to the Vatican’s press office director.
Mar 13, 2013 - 02:56 pm .- The Vatican has announced Pope Francis' schedule for the coming days, which will begin with Mass on Thursday, March 14 in the Sistine Chapel together with the cardinals at 5 p.m.
Mar 13, 2013 - 01:55 pm .- Pope Francis began his first words to the Church by saying that the cardinals “went to the end of the world” to find the new Bishop of Rome.
Mar 13, 2013 - 01:50 pm .- American archbishops Samuel J. Aquila and Charles J. Chaput voiced gratitude to Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, for accepting election as Bishop of Rome and Vicar of Christ today.
Mar 13, 2013 - 01:01 pm .- Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires has become the next Pope of the Catholic Church, taking the name Francis.
Mar 13, 2013 - 12:06 pm .- White smoke billowing from the Sistine Chapel’s chimney on March 13 indicated that the College of Cardinals had chosen a new Pope.
Mar 13, 2013 - 11:04 am .- The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has agreed to pay $9.99 million to settle a case brought by four supposed sex abuse victims of Michael Baker, who was formerly a priest of the archdiocese.
Mar 13, 2013 - 09:05 am .- The smoke signals that indicate whether or not a new Pope has been chosen might be earlier than in the past because there are no cardinals in the infirmary.
Mar 13, 2013 - 08:00 am .- Last night black smoke poured out of the Sistine Chapel smoke stack, leaving no doubt that a single cardinal was unable to reach the two-thirds of the vote needed to be elected the next Pope.
Mar 13, 2013 - 05:33 am .- At 11:38 a.m. local time on March 13, black smoke rose from the Sistine Chapel’s chimney, indicating that the cardinals gathered at the Vatican have not yet reached an agreement on the next Pope.
Mar 13, 2013 - 04:05 am .- Celebrating the liturgy with reverence and beauty helps facilitate the encounter with Christ during the Mass, reflected a monk involved in organizing a conference on liturgy in Rome this summer.
Mar 13, 2013 - 02:03 am .- On her 90th birthday, noted philosopher and Catholic theologian Alice von Hildebrand has been lauded for both her teachings and example of “authentic womanhood.”
Mar 13, 2013 - 12:03 am .- A Christian game developer has launched a new Facebook game based on the History Channel mini-series “The Bible,” aiming to offer internet fun while promoting knowledge of Scripture.