• A reminder that this Jesuit pope is also highly Franciscan

    A reminder that this Jesuit pope is also highly Franciscan

    • Nov 3, 2016

    Yes, Pope Francis is a Jesuit to his core, from his spirituality to his leadership style, and that’s especially clear now as the Jesuits meet in Rome. Yet there’s a sense in which, despite that Jesuit background, this is nonetheless also a deeply “Franciscan” papacy.

  • Catholic Church in Maine to give blessing to pets

    Catholic Church in Maine to give blessing to pets

    • Oct 9, 2016

    Explaining the decision to welcome pets into Catholic Churches around the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, one parish in Maine explained, “The love we give to a pet, and receive from a pet, can draw us more deeply into the larger circle of life, into the wonder of our common relationship to our Creator.”

  • Twin Towers forever changed the lives of three priests

    Twin Towers forever changed the lives of three priests

    • Sep 12, 2016

    For one New York area priest, Father Mychal Judge, the Twin Towers attack made him a martyr. For two others, the experience of ministering to the survivors and caring for the dead remains an indelible memory that forever changed their lives and priesthoods.

  • Franciscans protest Trump adviser’s dig at the Church

    Franciscans protest Trump adviser’s dig at the Church

    • Aug 25, 2016

    The Franciscan Action Network released a statement Thursday accusing the new CEO of the Trump campaign of “anti-Catholic” and “racist” undertones when he suggested Catholic leaders back immigration reform because “the church in this country is dying” and needs new members.