• Sanders 'not expected' to meet pope at Vatican event

    Sanders 'not expected' to meet pope at Vatican event

    • Apr 13, 2016

    VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis is not expected to grant an audience to Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in Rome this week, dashing hopes that the U.S. senator could win the backing of the popular pontiff — or at least the most coveted photo-op on the planet. A Vatican official

  • Catholic women, plastic surgery, and ‘the truth of the feminine self’

    • Mar 16, 2015

    May a good Roman Catholic get a nose job? What about a tummy tuck? Or a breast enhancement? Does the tradition of Pope Francis, which has been getting such enthusiastic attention lately, have wisdom to offer about cosmetic surgery? The Church’s official catechism cautions believers not to “idolize physical perfection,”

    By nyt
  • Pope calls for female empowerment, but not at the expense of their family role

    • Feb 7, 2015

    ROME — Pope Francis has called on all spheres of society, including the Catholic Church, to promote the empowerment of women without diminishing the central role they play in family life. “You cannot forget the irreplaceable role of women in the family,” the pope said Saturday. “The qualities of delicacy,