Category Archives: Pope Francis

English Translation of Final Synod Report

  Bishop Michael G. Campbell from the Diocese of Lancaster in England has provided an English language translation of the 2015 Synod of Bishops’Relatio Finalis (or, ‘Final Report). Papal biographer and Church historian, Austen Ivereigh, who is fluent in both English and Italian, the language in which the report was composed, calls Bishop Campbell’s translation […]

Pope Francis Talks About Selling The Pieta

In a recent interview, Pope Francis spoke frankly about something that more than a few people have speculated on – whether he will sell the Vatican’s priceless works of art and give the money to the poor. In an interview with a Dutch newspaper published by homeless people, Pope Francis was asked whether, given his […]

Fox News’ Kirsten Powers: Welcome Home to the Catholic Church!

Yesterday, Friday, Oct. 9, following an announcement on Fox News’ afternoon panel show “The Five,” FNC sent out a tweet about FNC contributor and author Kirsten Powers, a self-described Democrat and liberal:   .@KirstenPowers had big news on #TheFive: “Tomorrow night at 7 o’clock, I’m becoming Catholic!” — Fox News (@FoxNews) October 9, 2015 Following that was […]

What Pope Francis Just Did for Religious Freedom in America

In Pope Francis’ visit to America, religious freedom was a key theme in his public addresses from the White House to Independence Hall in Philadelphia. But even more significantly, it was the center of Pope Francis’ unscheduled meetings: With the Little Sisters of the Poor, and with Kim Davis, the clerk who went to jail […]

Vatican’s firing of gay priest puts “Who am I to Judge” to the test

  Today, on the eve of the Synod on the Family, a Polish priest who works–or rather, worked–in the Vatican decided to announce that he’s gay and has a partner. In an interview with “Corriere della Sera,” Msgr. Krzystof Charamsa said: I want the Church and my community to know who I am: a gay […]

I Have Two Questions About Mo Rocca

If you don’t know what transpired at the papal Mass at New York City’s Madison Square Garden — within the archdiocese that is under the direct control of Cardinal Timothy Dolan — then click here to read a giddy Huffington Post article about reporter/comic Mo Rocca’s appearance as a lector. I’m not interested in getting into the […]



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