• Women form the vanguard of Pope Francis’ agenda

    Women form the vanguard of Pope Francis’ agenda

    • May 11, 2016

    ROME— Pope Francis has called for greater leadership by women in Catholicism in the future, but already in the here and now there are multiple arenas in which women are the vanguard of implementing his agenda, including the Church’s response to forced migration, modern-day slavery, and war. All, of course, are

  • Pope’s visit to Greece comes at time of fear, uncertainty for refugees

    Pope’s visit to Greece comes at time of fear, uncertainty for refugees

    • Apr 13, 2016

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis’ trip to Lesbos, Greece, April 16 comes at a frightening and critical time for tens of thousands of refugees and migrants waiting and wondering where they will end up, said members of Catholic aid agencies. Maristella Tsamatropoulou, spokeswoman for Caritas Hellas, the Catholic charity

  • Pope Francis on major issues of concern to Americans

    • Sep 21, 2015

    Pope Francis has injected new energy into the Catholic Church with an outspoken manner and teachings that emphasize mercy over moralizing. In style and substance, his approach to the issues confronting the world’s 1.25 billion Catholics has differed from his predecessors — though he has not changed official Church doctrine.

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  • Pope Francis comes to call on the ‘New Irish’ in the Philippines

    • Jan 15, 2015

    MANILA, Philippines — As the world watches the rapturous reception Pope Francis is receiving in the Philippines Jan. 15-19, it’s easy to forget that there are 10 million more Filipinos out there, likely equally enthused, but who won’t be seen or heard in the streets this week. That’s because they’re

  • What the bishops didn’t talk about

    • Oct 18, 2014

    ROME — When the Synod of Bishops on the family ends Sunday after an intense two-week debate, attention will likely be focused on how the summit’s big battles are resolved — how much of an opening to same-sex unions remains, and what line is adopted on allowing divorced and remarried