Category Archives: Pope Francis

‘Little Boy’ Promotes Kindness, Hopes for Success

At the core of the message in the feature film “Little Boy,” opening nationwide on Friday, April 24, are the Corporal Works of Mercy, called “the Ancient List” in the film. Jakob Salvati stars as a 7-year-old California boy during World War II who takes on the list — armed with “faith the size of a […]

Statue of Junipero Serra Could Be Removed from U.S. Capitol Building

A statue of Junipero Serra, the Franciscan missionary who founded many of California’s early missions, is in danger of being removed from its place in the U.S. capital building. The National Statuary Hall inside the capital includes two statues from each of the fifty states.  California is represented by Junipero Serra and Ronald Reagan. Despite […]

Pope Francis, Management Guru

It’s not often that the Harvard Business Review shares papal wisdom for the benefit of its readers. But the Harvard Business Review just did. Gary Hamel, a big name in management advice, yesterday posted there the online piece “The 15 Diseases of Leadership, According to Pope Francis.” A professor from Benedictine College’s School of Business […]

Modern Martyrs’ Stations of the Cross

Opening prayer: Lord Jesus, Pope Francis has asked us to contemplate “the martyrs of our own time” saying, “They refuse to deny Jesus and they endure insult and injury with dignity. They follow him on his way.” Help us learn from them to follow in your footsteps. First Station Pilate condemns Jesus “Crucify him!” they […]

Saint’s Dried Blood Liquifies in Pope Francis’ hands

According to people who know about these things, the dried blood of St. Januarius miraculously liquified after the reliquary holding the blood was handed to Pope Francis at an event on Saturday in Naples. St. Januarius was a fourth century bishop and martyr.  The vial of the saint’s dried blood is reported to turn to […]

Signs of Hope: The Benedict Bishop Bump

One of the memes currently circulating is that Pope Francis is in the midst of radically changing the American episcopate in a leftward, “progressive” direction. And whether or not you like using terms like “progressive” and “orthodox”, the media and some figures in the church are eager to claim that big change is happening. The […]

Pope Francis: Having A lot of Children is not “irresponsible”

. Okay, so a few weeks ago Pope Francis used some less than delicate language to state what the Church has always taught: Catholics are not obligated to have as many children as physically possible. I don’t have to repeat the whole saga for you.  You remember:  the media went wild, the people who hate […]


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