Posts Tagged ‘Pope Francis’

Catechists need passion and creativity to beat new paths

Monday, September 20th, 2021
passion and creativity to beat new paths

Catechesis is a tradition that is lived from heart to heart, from mind to mind, life to life. Pope Francis made the comments while participants in a meeting promoted by the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelisation on Friday. He was following up on the comments he made at St Martin’s Cathedral, Bratislava during his Read more

Lay lust for power is not about the Gospel

Monday, September 20th, 2021

A lust for service, rather than a lust for power is what should drive the Church’s lay-leaders, Pope Francis says. Their “mission is to serve, not to wield power or exert control over others.” Francis made the comments in a meeting last Thursday with moderators of Catholic lay associations, ecclesial movements and new communities. Many Read more

Faith involves identifying with suffering

Monday, September 20th, 2021
Faith involves identifying with suffering

On his last day in Slovakia Pope Francis told 60,000 mostly masked faithful that faith involves identifying with suffering. He encouraged Slovak Catholics to open their hearts to “a faith that becomes compassion” that “identifies with those who are hurting, suffering and forced to bear heavy crosses.” It is “a faith that does not remain Read more

Christianity is a relic – it’s time to get creative says Pope

Thursday, September 16th, 2021
Christianity is a relic

Christianity is a relic that no longer neither speaks to many people nor affects the way they live their lives, Pope Francis said on Tuesday. He made the comments to Catholic Church clergy and lay leaders in St Martin’s Cathedral, Bratislava during his pastoral visit to Slovakia. “The centre of the Church is not the Read more

Pope questions vaccine skeptics, including cardinals

Thursday, September 16th, 2021

Pope Francis said Wednesday he didn’t understand why people refuse to take COVID-19 vaccines, saying “humanity has a history of friendship with vaccines,” and that serene discussion about the shots was necessary to help them. “Even in the College of Cardinals, there are some negationists,” Francis said Wednesday, en route home from Slovakia. He noted Read more

Vatican mum on whether women can vote in 2023 synod

Thursday, September 9th, 2021
Pope appointed woman to Synod

Vatican officials are not saying whether women can vote in the 2023 synod of bishops on concrete proposals about the future of the Catholic Church. By 2023 the two-year synodal path process Pope Francis will formally open next month will be complete. For years, women, including nuns, have pressed to be able to vote at Read more

Pope Francis is preparing a radical reform of the church’s power structures

Monday, September 6th, 2021
Francis reform

In 2001, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio was a rapporteur for the summit of bishops at the Vatican — and he did not like what he saw. The Catholic Church had adopted a top-to-bottom approach that stripped local churches of any decision-making power, and the synod of bishops was reduced to nothing more than a stamp of Read more

Commission for female deacons to hold first meeting

Thursday, August 26th, 2021
Vatican News

It is almost two years since Pope Francis said he would re-form the commission on female deacons. Although he announced the new members’ names in April 2020, their meetings have been delayed as a result of COVID 19. On Monday, however, the new commission confirmed it will hold its first meeting in Rome in the Read more

Pope Francis gets a new toy

Thursday, August 19th, 2021

Pope Francis has received dozens of soccer jerseys and game balls during his eight-year pontificate but he got a new football-themed toy on Wednesday: his very own foosball table. Read more Related Posts:A film director and a soccer player to be ordained by PopePope hints at an encyclical letter about sportCriticism for mask-less popePope ousts Read more

Pope acts fast to accept sex video bishop’s resignation

Thursday, August 19th, 2021

The Vatican’s mills usually grind slowly, but the Pope acted fast in accepting a Brazilian bishop’s resignation days after a sexually explicit video spread on social media. The video featured someone resembling and purporting to be the bishop. Sao Paulo’s Bishop Tomé Ferreira da Silva’s name has already been connected with a number of serious Read more