During his all too brief tour of the United States over the last several days, Pope Francis gave multiple speeches each day covering a wide range of topics, but with several recurring themes. He spoke often of entering into dialogue with different viewpoints, ideologies, and religions–many of which are in direct opposition and some of which are antagonistic to the teachings of the Catholic ... More
Short Answer: No
Pope Francis made some impromptu remarks for reporters while returning from World Youth Day, and now headlines across the mainstream media blare that he made some kind of stunning reversal of Catholic teaching. Earlier in the same interview, he half-jokingly said, “I think like a Jesuit.” True to the stereotype of the Society of Jesus, Pope Francis has a very logical mind, so ... More
Today is Pope Benedict’s fifth and final day in Brazil, during which he will celebrate Mass at the famous shrine of Aparecida and inaugurate the fifth general conferences of Latin American and Caribbean bishops, before departing and flying back to the Vatican in the evening. Once again, this post will be updated and expanded throughout the day, so keep visiting. Thanks!
NB: Complete roundup ... More
The best three pictures from Pope Benedict’s final day in Brazil:
Pope Benedict XVI celebrates an open-air mass in the vast explanade of the Aparecida basilica, in Aparecida.
Pope Benedict XVI waves goodbye at the air base in Sao Paulo, Sunday, May 13, 2007, after his first trip as pontiff to Latin America.
General view of the open-air mass conducted by Pope Benedict XVI in the vast expl... More
Today, Pope Benedict continues his apostolic journey to Brazil for a fourth day, visiting a center for drug rehabilitation and then praying the rosary at the famous Shrine of Aparecida. Once again, this post will be updated and expanded throughout the day, so keep visiting!
NB: Complete roundup of my coverage here, the best photos from the trip here.
Highlights of Saturday’s papal itinerary ... More
The photographers for L’Osservatore Romano have special access to papal events, with obvious results:
Pope Benedict XVI walks on the altar during his meeting with Brazilian Bishops at Se Cathedral in Sao Paulo, Friday, May 11 – AP Photo/L’Osservatore Romano.
Pope Benedict XVI prays during his meeting with Brazilian Bishops at Se Cathedral in Sao Paulo, Friday, May 11 – A... More
Residents on a farm near Potim catch a glimpse of Pope Benedict XVI as his vehicle drives past after visiting the Fazenda Esperanca drug rehabilitation center, near the Aparecida sanctuary in Sao Paulo State, May 12, 2007. The Pope is visiting Brazil through Sunday. REUTERS/Caetano Barreira (BRAZIL)
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Today, Pope Benedict continues his apostolic journey to Brazil for a third day, celebrating the canonization Mass of Brazil’s first native-born saint (Bl. Fr. Antonio Galvao) and then spending the night near the famous Shrine of Aparecida. Once again, this post will be updated and expanded throughout the day, so keep visiting!
NB: Complete roundup of my coverage here, the best photos from th... More
Photo highlights from the Pope’s Holy Mass and canonization of Bl. Antonio Galvao:
AP Photo/Dado Galdieri
AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia
REUTERS/Tony Gentile (BRAZIL)
(AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan) REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL) REUTERS/Tony Gentile (BRAZIL) Paulo Whitaker/Reuters REUTERS/Sergio Moraes (BRAZIL) REUTERS/Caetano Barreira (BRAZIL) REUTERS/Bruno Domingos (BR... More
*Day Three Coverage HERE*
Pope Benedict continues his sixth apostolic journey for the second day today. This is his first papal trip outside of Europe (excluding Turkey), traveling in the most populous Catholic country in the world, Brazil. Please stay tuned for complete coverage.
NB: Complete roundup of coverage here, top photos of the trip here.
Thursday’s papal itinerary (all times EST)... More