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Pope Francis: ‘Easter Means Being Close To Those Crushed By Life’s Troubles’

Pope Francis: ‘Easter Means Being Close To Those Crushed By Life’s Troubles’

Pope Francis gave his Easter message to huge crowds in St. Peter’s Square. So great were their numbers that they overflowed the huge square, which was bedecked with row after row of potted daffodils, sprays of blue hyacinths and bunches of white roses. Waving flags from the pope’s native Argentina as well as from Brazil, […]

April 20, 2014 / More... ( comments)

A Photo Of The Pope You Wouldn’t Expect To See

Pope Francis went to confession publicly, not something one normally associates with a photo op.   Repost This Article Now read this:Hundreds Flock To Glow-In-The-Dark Virgin Mary Statue (Mar 13, 2014) 31% Of Christians Giving Up Social Media For Lent (Mar 10, 2014) Catholic League Pres: Marriage ‘Not About Love’ (Feb 27, 2014) Federal Court […]

March 31, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Sensitive Issues Arise At Meeting Between Obama And Pope

Touchy subjects came up in the meeting between Pope Francis and President Obama. The Vatican says the Catholic Church’s objection to a contraception requirement under the Affordable Care Act was raised during President Barack Obama’s visit. The Vatican says other areas of discussion during Obama’s historic visit included abortion, immigration reform, human trafficking and international […]

March 27, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Obama Tells Pope He Is ‘Great Admirer’

The Pope and the President sat down for 50 minutes Thursday. “It’s a great honor; I’m a great admirer,” Obama told Pope Francis. Obama is the ninth president to make an official visit to the Vatican. His audience marks a change of pace for the president, who has devoted the past three days of a […]

March 27, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Pope Francis Marks His 1-Year Anniversary As Pontiff With One Simple Tweet

Please pray for me. — Pope Francis (@Pontifex) March 13, 2014   Repost This Article Now read this:Pope Benedict Blesses A Male Stripper’s Parrot (Feb 1, 2014) Pope Blesses Porn Actor’s Parrot (Jan 31, 2014) Pope Makes Cover Of Rolling Stone (Jan 29, 2014) White Peace Doves Released By Pope Immediately Attacked (Jan 26, 2014) […]

March 13, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Pope: Divorces Deserve Compassion, Too

Pope Francis once again shows his heart as he understands the need for compassion for the divorced. During a recent morning Mass, he made news when he said the divorced should be “accompanied,” not “condemned.” This message will be balm to many divorced Christians—Catholic or not—who have had fellow believers heap shame and judgment on […]

March 9, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Cardinal Says Pope Wants Church To Study Gay Marriage

New York’s Cardinal Dolan said on Meet the Press that Pope Francis wants the church to look at gay marriage. According to Dolan, Francis wants church leaders to “look into it and see the reasons that have driven them.” “It wasn’t as if he came out and approved them,” Dolan said. “He said, ‘Rather than […]

March 9, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Pope Francis: Church Could Support Civil Unions

Pope Francis reaffirmed the church’s opposition to gay marriage, but said the church could support civil unions. The Pope reiterated the church’s longstanding teaching that “marriage is between a man and a woman.” However, he said, “We have to look at different cases and evaluate them in their variety.” For instance, civil unions provide financial […]

March 5, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Pope Urges Dialogue

Pope Urges Dialogue

Pope Francis is urging world leaders to engage in dialogue to avoid furthering the Ukraine crisis. Speaking to thousands of people in St. Peter’s Square during his traditional Sunday midday appearance, he said: “I am making a heartfelt appeal to the international community: support every initiative for dialogue and harmony.” Francis urged all segments of […]

March 2, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Pope Permits Married Father To Become Priest

This is the first time in almost a century that such an exemption has been issued. [Wissam] Akiki was ordained in St. Raymond’s Maronite Cathedral in St. Louis Thursday night with his wife and 8-year-old daughter by his side. The Vatican banned this exemption in the U.S. in the 1920s because bishops complained it was […]

February 28, 2014 / More... ( comments)

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