Nov 23, 2016 - 03:42 am .- While the Jubilee might be over, Pope Francis hasn’t stopped talking about mercy, telling faithful Wednesday that the works of mercy of counseling the doubtful and instructing the ignorant, are rooted in a deep faith, and are things we can do every day.
Nov 23, 2016 - 03:02 am .- In a sit-down interview with CNA Monday, Cardinal Joseph Tobin opened up about his appointment and his thoughts on the U.S. elections, as well as Pope Francis’ warning to cardinal’s against ‘polarization’ and his emphasis on mercy.
Nov 22, 2016 - 11:48 am .- Death and God’s judgment should be on everyone’s mind, but faithfulness to God will conquer our fears, Pope Francis has said.
Nov 22, 2016 - 07:43 am .- On Tuesday the Vatican announced the themes for the next three World Youth Day encounters, which are focused on Mary and form the basis of a spiritual journey culminating in the next global encounter in Panama in 2019.
Nov 21, 2016 - 04:00 am .- Although the Jubilee of Mercy has ended, Pope Francis has decided that some of the novelties he applied in the Church for the Holy Year will continue. Until further notice he is allowing all priests to absolve the sin of abortion, while SSPX priests will be to continue hearing confessions validly.
Nov 20, 2016 - 09:29 am .- Pope Francis still remembers meeting with a former prostitute during the Jubilee of Mercu, and hearing how she suffered untold atrocities.
Nov 20, 2016 - 03:58 am .- On Sunday Pope Francis closed the Holy Door in St. Peter’s Basilica, officially marking the end of the Jubilee of Mercy, which he said is a reminder that love is at the core of God’s attitude, rather than power and prestige.
Nov 19, 2016 - 07:36 pm .- After becoming the first prelate from Bangladesh to ever get a red hat, newly-elevated Cardinal Patrick D'Rozario said his country is waiting for the Pope’s visit in 2017, which will not only rejuvenate the Church, but will help strengthen interfaith ties.
Nov 19, 2016 - 02:38 pm .- When Pope Francis spoke out sharply against the “virus of polarization,” three new American cardinals saw a chance for a serious examination of conscience.
Nov 19, 2016 - 03:59 am .- On Saturday Pope Francis handed a red hat to 17 new cardinals, warning them against the danger of falling into polemics and animosity and encouraging them to be close to their people, imitating God’s mercy.
Nov 18, 2016 - 03:26 pm .- In a simple rite this Saturday, 17 prelates will receive a red biretta from Pope Francis and thus join the College of Cardinals.
Nov 18, 2016 - 01:12 pm .- On Friday Pope Francis stopped by a formation course for bishops on the new marriage nullity process, telling attendees that as bishops, and now as local judges in annulment cases, they must pursue the truth, but never exclude those whose marriages have failed.
Nov 18, 2016 - 12:38 pm .- Pope Francis on Friday had a question for priests: “Are you attached to money?”
Nov 18, 2016 - 11:05 am .- Venezuelan Archbishop Baltazar Enrique Porras Cardozo is one of the Pope's picks from the peripheries who will get a red hat this weekend, which the new cardinal-elect says is a sign of the Vatican's concern for the people amid the country’s ongoing crisis.
Nov 18, 2016 - 06:08 am .- In a lengthy new interview, Pope Francis opened up about his thoughts on the Jubilee of Mercy as well as progress made in the field of ecumenism, both of which he said have roots in the Second Vatican Council.
Nov 17, 2016 - 08:37 am .- In a meeting with the Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East Thursday, Pope Francis criticized ongoing violence in Iraq and Syria, saying no motive can justify or allow the killing of innocent people, especially children.
Nov 17, 2016 - 06:06 am .- On Thursday Pope Francis warned Catholic business leaders against the danger of worshipping money, saying corruption is to follow the lies of the devil, whereas practices aimed for the common good are always built around principals of honesty and fraternity.
Nov 16, 2016 - 04:21 am .- The spiritual works of mercy – especially teaching the faith and putting up with the annoyances of others – are very important, Pope Francis said Wednesday, but first we must examine our own conscience to see if we are practicing the things we preach.
Nov 16, 2016 - 03:02 am .- When it comes to talking about women and their role in the Church, discussion tends to focus almost exclusively on getting ordained or being placed in high ranking, decision making positions.
Nov 15, 2016 - 01:01 pm .- In a video message sent to the US bishops' plenary meeting on Tuesday, Pope Francis urged them to continue reaching out to immigrants, especially commending the upcoming fifth national “Encuentro” on Hispanic/Latino ministry.