- Dec 11, 2019
Padre Pio pointed us back to God, reminding us of the humbling reality that the God of All cannot be controlled by human machinations nor conditioned by human reason.
Catholics should speak up when things go wrong in the Church, but theirs must be constructive criticism delivered with love, Pope Francis said, otherwise the devil is at work.
Documents obtained by Crux detail how Church authorities, and even the Vatican, were aware of some of the scandals and issues regarding a Catholic lay association in Sicily, whose leader today faces trial for allegedly abusing at least six underage girls.
Pope Francis reminds faithful to imitate Saint Padre Pio, the famous stigmatic Capuchin, during his visit to his birthlace in southern Italy on the 50th anniversary of his death.
By visiting a hospital and sanctuary founded by Padre Pio next Saturday, Pope Francis will highlight the complicated way the Church thinks about suffering.
The Vatican announced Friday that Pope Francis has added two day trips in Italy to his schedule for spring 2018.