Pope Francis

Pope says indigenous people must have final say about their land

Francis echoes growing body of international law and standards on the right to ‘prior and informed consent’<p>In the 15th century papal bulls promoted and provided legal justification for the conquest and theft of indigenous peoples’ lands and resources worldwide - the consequences of which are still …

Catholicism

Pope Francis Warns Young People: Texting During Meals Is the ‘Start of War’

Pope Francis wants young people to keep their cell phones far away from the dinner table.<p>Addressing a young crowd at a university in Rome on Friday, …

Catholicism

Vatican, Rome's Jews putting on first-ever joint museum show

ROME (AP) — The museums of the Vatican and Rome's ancient Jewish community have teamed up to host their first-ever joint exhibit, building on decades of improved Catholic-Jewish relations after centuries of mistrust.<p>The exhibit's focus is the menorah, the seven-armed candelabrum depicted in Jewish, …

Catholicism

“Why did you become Pope?” Francis explains the conclave to children

“The man picked as pontiff “ perhaps isn’t the most intelligent, the shrewdest, and the quickest to do what has to be done.” But Pope Francis says …

Overcome divisions to protect God's creation, bishops ask US government

Washington D.C., Feb 20, 2017 / 02:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The United States government has the opportunity to overcome political divisions and …

Climate Change

Card. Kasper on Anglican, Catholic parishes 'twinning' for papal visit

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis’ historic visit to the Anglican church of All Saints in central Rome on Sunday will be marked by the ‘twinning’ of the …

Steve Bannon Allies with Catholic Theo-Fascism Against Pope Francis (2/2)

transcript<p>PAUL JAY: Welcome to The Real News Network. I'm Paul Jay.<p>We're continuing our discussion with Matthew Fox about Pope Francis -- a Pope who, …

Catholicism

5 Books for The Young Pope Obssessed

Are you watching <i>The Young Pope</i>? If not, you should be. It’s about a pope, who’s young, and wants to resurrect the Catholic Church to the point where …

Catholicism

Viganò, the Failed Reformer. With All the Vatican Media Against Him

<b>> Italiano</b><br>> English <b><br>> Español</b><p>One week ago Monsignor Dario Edoardo Viganò, prefect of the secretariat for communication, reported to Pope Francis and …

Catholicism

A pastor says the ‘Amoris’ mess on Communion must end

The course of true love never does run smooth, and neither does any papal pronouncement about love. The tsunami caused by <i>Humane Vitae—</i> Pope Paul VI’s …

How Catholic hospitals can help heal Syria – literally

Rome, Italy, Feb 20, 2017 / 02:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- There are about three million people without heath care in war-torn Syria, and the papal envoy …

Syria

New Mexico’s Bishops: Trump immigration draft act of ‘war’

ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico’s Catholic Bishops say a Trump administration proposal to use National Guard troops to round up immigrants would be a …

Christianity

Myanmar cardinal warns 'merchants of hatred' are stirring

MUMBAI, India — Myanmar, once called Burma, is a rather opaque nation to most in the west. It is known for a few things such as the politician Aung …

South-east Asia

Surge in Vancouver drug deaths prompts Catholic response

Vancouver, Canada, Feb 20, 2017 / 04:29 pm (Aid to the Church in Need).- After hundreds of lethal drug overdoses in British Columbia in the last …

Addiction

Priest who denied a duty to report abuse faces abuse charges

Monsignor Tony Anatrella, a prominent French priest and psychoanalyst who stirred controversy in 2015 when he advised newly appointed Catholic …

Christianity

Why Michael Novak was a true American gentleman

I treasure a memory from April 2014, the weekend of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII’s canonizations. It was a warm evening in Rome, and a small …

Christianity

The Priest Who Helps Illegal Immigrants

Like others in the Franciscan order, Father Brian Jordan ministers to the least powerful—the families of undocumented immigrants struggling to make a home here.<p>I was going to write one of those columns about undocumented aliens (no person is illegal) working so hard and adopting American values, …

Immigration

Pope visits parish of Santa Maria Josefa del Cuore di Gesù

2017-02-19 Vatican Radio<p>(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis travelled across Rome Sunday afternoon for a visit to the parish of Santa Maria Josefa of the …

Catholicism

Pope Francis: to love your enemies, prayer is a game-changer

Vatican City, Feb 19, 2017 / 01:21 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The path to holiness and sainthood, Pope Francis said, requires imitating Christ by loving …

Christianity

US Bishops join Mexico colleagues, denounce 'Santa Muerte'

Bishops in the United States are denouncing La Santa Muerte — the skeleton folk saint in Mexico linked to the illicit drug trade.<p>Santa Fe Archbishop …

Religion

Pope Francis shares words of wisdom - Living Faith - Home Family

<b>'Our smallness is in fact the seed, that then germinates, grows.'</b><p>The Christian mission today means facing new challenges with simplicity, holiness, …

Catholicism

Pope: Christ's law of love overcomes law of retaliation

(Vatican Radio) During his Angelus address on Sunday, Pope Francis said the day’s Gospel – part of the Sermon on the Mount, from the Gospel of Saint …

Christianity

In powerful speech, San Diego bishop challenges organizers to disrupt, rebuild

It took all of six minutes for San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy to rouse a crowd of nearly 700 community organizers and social justice "protagonistas" …

Catholicism

The Young Pope's Women

I was pleasantly surprised to enjoy <i>The Young Pope</i>. The show centers around the newly elected Pope Pius XIII, played distantly and ghostly by Jude …

Catholicism

Pope laments plight of child soldiers in Congo fighting

Pope Francis has expressed dismay about clashes in the Democratic Republic of Congo he described as "violent and brutal."<p>In remarks to the faithful …

Catholicism

Pope prays for victims of violence in DR Congo and Pakistan

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis led the crowds gathered for the Sunday Angelus in a prayer for the victims of violence in Africa and around the world. …

Catholicism

On the 'Great Storm' and the trouble with the tremendous

Rudolph Otto famously described the religious sentiment as the <i>mysterium tremendum et fascinans</i>, “the tremendous and fascinating mystery,” but to be …

Religion

Charismatic Renewal marks 50th anniversary of founding

NEW ORLEANS — For the past 50 years, Patti Gallagher Mansfield has kept the Champion Wiremaster stenographer’s notebook, 5-by-8 inches, safely tucked …

Religion

Steve Bannon's Cardinal Pal Denies Guam Post Is Pope Punishment

Political battle simmerin in Vatican with arch-conservatives waiting in the wings.<p>An arch-conservative American cardinal has denied that his sudden posting to Guam in the wake of a Vatican fake news attack on Pope Francis is a punishment from the liberal pontiff.<p>The Vatican dispatched Cardinal …

Catholicism

Christian Twitter Users Tell the Pope Why God Believes In Extreme Vetting

The Pope has been critical of President Trump’s treatment of immigrants. But some American Catholics think the Pope needs to slow his roll. Yes, some …

Catholicism