• Pope says to ignore the poor is to ‘despise God’

    Pope says to ignore the poor is to ‘despise God’

    • May 18, 2016

    ROME—During his weekly Wednesday audience, Pope Francis addressed a world in which riches and resources are in the hands of a few, warning that “to ignore the poor is to despise God.” “We must learn this well: Ignoring the poor is despising God!” he said. God’s mercy, he said, is

  • Study of women deacons won’t be first, but might answer questions

    Study of women deacons won’t be first, but might answer questions

    • May 18, 2016

    WASHINGTON — When Pope Francis accepted a proposal at the Vatican May 12 to form a commission to study the possibility of women serving as deacons today, it generated plenty of buzz. The pope’s agreement on the idea — raised by members of the International Union of Superiors General, the

  • Cardinal Burke warns of ‘betrayal of truth,’  even by bishops

    Cardinal Burke warns of ‘betrayal of truth,’ even by bishops

    • May 18, 2016

    Quoting a late Jesuit catechetical writer, American Cardinal Raymond Burke said that Catholicism is facing “the worst crisis in its entire history,” due in part to a “betrayal of truth by those who claim to follow Christ and to be members of the Church,” and has warned faithful Catholics to