Posts Tagged ‘Pope’

Even popes can get spooked by an eclipse Comments 0

Monday, August 21st, 2017

ROME – On August 21, a large part of the United States will witness one of the most stunning and awe-inspiring spectacles offered by nature: A total eclipse of the sun. Those who will be looking up on the path of totality, where the eclipse is best visible, will watch as the light turns gradually Read more

The teens who serve the Pope inside the Vatican Comments 0

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

It’s not every day you find a group of young men, ranging from 15 to 18, who willingly make a three-year commitment to wake up at 6:30 a.m. every Sunday morning to pray and study in the house of the pope. “The boys’ willingness to come in the first place is a sign of a Read more

Check your perspective before you check the facts Comments 0

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

To be Catholic in a post-Christian age is to suffer many misconceptions. One example is the idea of papal infallibility. Many assume the doctrine requires Catholics to hold that the Pope makes no mistakes. But the actual terms of papal infallibility is narrowly defined. So much so that it hardly ever applies. In fact, there Read more

Are the bishops up to the pope’s challenge to build a synodal Church? Comments 0

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

There has been attention on Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis’ 2016 apostolic exhortation that elaborates on discussions regarding marriage and the family, which took places in 2014 and 2015 within the Synod of Bishops. But something has largely been neglected. It is the reception of the pope’s focus on synodality and its importance for the Church Read more

What Pope Francis has changed Comments 0

Monday, March 13th, 2017

The date 13 March 2013, marks the day on which Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was the first South American in history to become Pope. Four years later, “La Croix” asks four individuals to give their perspectives on what changes the Pope has brought about in their particular domains. “A real encouragement of our activities” Sylvie Read more

Pope Francis’ call to action! Comments 0

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

You may not have heard about it, but it was a big deal – big enough to inspire Pope Francis to get involved. The big deal was the under-reported U.S. Regional World Meeting of Popular Movements (WMPM) that recently gathered (Feb. 16-19) in Modesto, Calif. Drawing together hundreds of faith-based and social justice organizers from Read more

New TV series The Young Pope a hit with Catholics Comments 0

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

The Young Pope is a new television series that premiered in the northern hemisphere in October. A youthful pope is in the job because the other cardinals hope to manipulate him, particularly the superficially cheerful Secretary of State. But Pius XIII, Lenny Belardo, makes it clear early on that he will be his own man. Read more

7 insanely bad TV shows and movies featuring popes Comments 0

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

The National Catholic Register’s Matt Archbold went back and looked up some movies in which the pope and the Church were portrayed. What he came up with was not encouraging. Many Catholics are rightly upset about the scandalous anti-Catholic new HBO show called “The Young Pope.” But Hollywood has been attacking the Church for years. Read more

Taking the advice of the Pope: dare to dream Comments 0

Friday, July 8th, 2016

Here are four ideas that have helped me move forward with my dream of making a difference in the Church Last month, Pope Francis had an inspirational message for the laity, “Dare to dream!”. I am energised by his words because they reminded me why I left everything to follow Christ. Five years ago, I Read more