Posts Tagged ‘Pope Francis’

Why you should see Pope Francis movie Comments 0

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

It’s true. Wim Wenders’ film, “Pope Francis: A Man of His Word,” is long, and sometimes a badly done movie. In the end, you feel uneasy at such a hagiography and the personality cult it exudes, to which the Catholic Church lends itself so easily, even if one guesses that this pope is fundamentally opposed Read more

U2’s Bono sings Pope Francis praise Comments 0

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Pope Francis is an extraordinary man for extraordinary times, says Irish singer Bono. The U2 frontman told reporters he met privately with Francis on Wednesday to sign an agreement between his charity, ONE, and the Scholas Occurentes educational charity supported by Francis. “We haven’t figured out what we are going to do together,” Bono said, Read more

Pope tells it straight to Sicilian mafia Comments 0

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Pope Francis has told members of the Sicilian mafia, who are regular worshippers, that they cannot believe in God and be Mafiosi. Francis was in Sicily on the weekend to honour a priest murdered by the mob 25 years ago while trying to save youngsters in poor neighbourhoods from falling into their hands. “You can’t Read more

Pope summons world’s top bishops to Rome Comments 0

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

Protecting minors and vulnerable adults from abuse will be discussed at a special meeting at the Vatican next February. Pope Francis has called all the presidents of the world’s Bishops’ Conferences to attend the meeting. Francis called the meeting after consulting the Council of Cardinal Advisors (also called the C9) at their meeting in Rome Read more

Families don’t appreciate teachers, Pope says Comments 0

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

Today families don’t appreciate teachers, Pope Francis told a parents’ organisation that supports education as both a scholastic and social effort. He said the relationship between education and the family is declining. “The educational pact is declining. The family no longer appreciates the work of teachers as they did at one time,” Francis says. “To Read more

Japanese visit on cards for Pope Comments 0

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

A Japanese visit is a possibility for Pope Francis next year. If he goes, it will be only the second time a Catholic pontiff has visited visit Japan. St Pope John Paul II visited Japan in 1981. Francis made the announcement of his proposed visit to members of the “Tensho Kenoh Shisetsu Kenshokai” association he Read more

Wuerl to discuss his resignation with Pope Comments 0

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

Cardinal Donald Wuerl’s possible resignation will be the subject of a discussion he plans having with Pope Francis, he wrote in a letter to the Washington archiocese bishops. He told them he will be going to Rome soon to discuss his possible resignation. Wuerl’s letter followed an extraordinary meeting at which he talked with archdiocesan Read more

Pope’s meeting agenda included abuse and his resignation Comments 0

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

Demands from a Vatican archbishop for the Pope’s resignation and America’s clergy sexual abuse scandal were on the agenda when Pope Francis met with several US bishops yesterday for talks. Read more Related Posts:Pope Francis accepts Archbishop Philip Wilson’s resignationPope accepts resignation of Bishop Juan Barros of ChileAll Chile’s bishops resign after papal blastChilean bishops Read more

The Catholic Church is sick with sex Comments 0

Monday, September 10th, 2018

One pope was a father of 10 through multiple mistresses, a man who purchased the papacy with mule-loads of silver. It is said that Alexander VI, the most debauched of the Borgia pontiffs, elected in 1492, even had an affair with one of his daughters. Another pope contracted syphilis during his reign — a “disease Read more

The other scandal Comments 0

Monday, September 10th, 2018

The Pope’s popularity in Italy has dropped from 88 percent in 2013 to 71 percent in 2018. But you’d be mistaken to think that the decline has to do with Archbishop Viganò’s charge that Francis had covered-up for Cardinal McCarrick. The poll was taken before that story broke. According to the poll’s author, much of Read more