Archive of March 17, 2018

What US Catholics see as Pope Francis' most notable action

Mar 17, 2018 - 04:35 pm .- What has been Pope Francis’ most notable action so far in his papacy?

Benedict’s praise for Francis booklets came with previously unmentioned caveats, letter shows

Mar 17, 2018 - 12:36 pm .- Amid accusations of concealment, the Vatican's communications department has released the entirety of a letter written by Benedict XVI, revealing a previously unpublished paragraph which contains Benedict’s comments about a theologian known for his “anti-papal initiatives.”

Prayer is about being with God, not stress relief, Francis says

Mar 17, 2018 - 07:33 am .- On Saturday Pope Francis asked Catholics if they try to pray as Jesus did – out of love for God – or if they only pray when they need something from God or want a ‘shot’ of stress relief.

The theological formation of Pope Francis

Mar 17, 2018 - 06:00 am .- A recent letter from Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has become the subject of controversy, after a Vatican office admitted to releasing a photo of the letter blurring some lines.

Pope Francis in Pietrelcina: Padre Pio loved Mother Church

Mar 17, 2018 - 04:40 am .- Speaking Saturday in Pietrelcina, the town where St. Padre Pio was born, Pope Francis encouraged devotion to Holy Mother Church, explaining how despite the imperfection of its members, it was beloved by Padre Pio.