May 4, 2013 - 11:50 am .- After praying the Rosary this evening, Pope Francis reflected on how Mary “gives us health” by helping Christians mature in their faith and not remain “teenagers for life.”
May 4, 2013 - 06:06 am .- The cardinal who designed Pope Benedict XVI's coat of arms says he needs a new one now that he is no longer the pontiff.
May 3, 2013 - 12:06 pm .- Pope Francis has approved miracles attributed to a Sicilian queen and a 20th-century Italian laywoman, placing them one step closer to sainthood.
May 3, 2013 - 10:25 am .- Pope Francis and Lebanese president Michel Sleiman met to discuss the Syrian fighting and the influx of refugees it has sent into his country.
May 3, 2013 - 08:29 am .- In keeping with his style, Pope Francis cautioned about the dangers of a lukewarm faith by telling a childhood story on the importance of believing in the physical resurrection of Jesus.
May 3, 2013 - 04:25 am .- Pope Francis has appointed Jesuit Father Michael C. Barber the next bishop of the Oakland, California diocese.
May 2, 2013 - 12:33 pm .- Pope Francis said that Church divisions begin when it does not say ‘yes’ to the Holy Spirit and allow it to work.
May 2, 2013 - 10:26 am .- Benedict XVI has returned to the Vatican after moving to the papal summer household outside of Rome to not interfere with the papal election.
May 2, 2013 - 08:45 am .- The number two official from the Vatican’s Secretariat of State has dismissed wide-ranging speculation about the reforms Pope Francis will make as “absolutely premature.”
May 2, 2013 - 07:22 am .- The Vatican’s top official for interreligious dialogue, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, sent a message to all Buddhists urging a joint commitment to “unmask the threats to human life.”
May 1, 2013 - 10:42 am .- Marking the feast of Saint Joseph the Worker, Pope Francis said at his General Audience this week that work should serve man and contribute to his dignity, rather than man serving his work.
Apr 30, 2013 - 09:00 am .- Israeli president Shimon Peres invited Pope Francis to visit the Holy Land during an April 30 meeting with him at the Vatican.
Apr 30, 2013 - 08:30 am .- Benedict XVI will return to the Vatican on May 2 by helicopter, coming back the same way he left just two months ago when he resigned as Pope.
Apr 30, 2013 - 06:50 am .- The “greatest danger” for the Church is if it becomes worldly, since this prevents her from communicating the message of the Cross, Pope Francis said.
Apr 29, 2013 - 09:46 am .- Pope Francis said the Sacrament of Confession does not work like a dry cleaner but is a moment in which Jesus imparts his peace.
Apr 29, 2013 - 07:17 am .- Pope Francis understands the important role the liturgy plays in the New Evangelization and combines it with his own style to communicate the grace of God, says Bishop Dominique Rey.
Apr 28, 2013 - 01:27 pm .- Pope Francis offered condolences and prayers, along with calls for worker safety, after a factory collapsed and killed more than 350 people in Bangladesh.
Apr 28, 2013 - 09:33 am .- At a Mass where he confirmed 44 young people, Pope Francis encouraged the youth of the world to persist in their faith even in the midst of obstacles.
Apr 26, 2013 - 12:24 pm .- Before meeting with the first Latin American Pope on Thursday, Colombian Cardinal Rubén Salazar Gomez said the South American Church will help the universal Church with its rich history of evangelization.
Apr 26, 2013 - 10:06 am .- “The whole journey of life is a journey of preparation” for heaven, Pope Francis said during his homily at Friday morning Mass.