SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Junno Arocho Esteves

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May 22, 2019
Pope Francis led thousands of pilgrims in prayer for a Spanish missionary sister killed in Central African Republic. While greeting French pilgrims attending his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square May 22, the Pope said he was saddened to hear of the brutal murder of Daughter of Jesus Sister Inés Nieves Sancho, a 77-year-old
May 05, 2019
Pope Francis has told a group of Argentine bishops on pilgrimage in Rome that, although he wants to visit his homeland, current obligations impede him from fulfilling his wish, the bishops said. The Pope met with first of two groups of bishops from Argentina’s coastal and northeastern regions on May 2 during the ad limina
April 28, 2019
Chilean bishops have said that while they support legislation requiring priests and religious authorities to report crimes, they also fear that an update to the country’s current law would force clergy to break the sacramental seal of confession. The 155-member Chilean House of Representatives unanimously approved a measure on April 23 that would add clergy
April 17, 2019
As people in Paris and around the world watched in horror as flames consumed the roof of Notre Dame Cathedral, the blaze also stirred genuine emotions that could come only from witnessing the loss of beauty, art historian Elizabeth Lev said. The April 15 fire that engulfed the centuries-old Gothic cathedral showed that although Notre
April 01, 2019
Nations that actively engage in arms dealing and help foment war in other countries should not expect to find peace in their own lands, Pope Francis has said. During a wide-ranging interview with the Spanish news programme, Salvados, which aired on March 31, the Pope was asked his opinion by journalist Jordi Evole regarding the
January 28, 2019
While sharing a private lunch with pilgrims from around the world, Pope Francis expressed his solidarity with victims of sexual abuse by members of the clergy and emphasized the need for unity and prayer, a US pilgrim said. Brenda Noriega, a youth minister from the Diocese of San Bernardino, California, told journalists Jan. 26 that
January 25, 2019
Young men and women in the Church can bring the joy of the Gospel to the world by showing that God’s love extends to all people and excludes no one, Pope Francis said. “By your actions and your approach, your way of looking at things, your desires and above all your sensitivity, you discredit and
November 25, 2018
In a video message to young men and women around the world, Pope Francis has called on them to provoke an uprising of change by serving others. In helping those who are suffering, both young believers and non-believers can find “a strength that can change the world,” the Pope said in a video message to
November 18, 2018
Love for neighbour means being close to people, especially those facing oppression and violence for being Christian, and engaging in charitable work that that reflects Christian values and promotes inter-religious dialogue, Pope Francis has said. Meeting members of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, the Pope said that “the tragic situations of
October 28, 2018
Francis tells bishops that 'through us, the great accuser wants to attack' mother Church
October 18, 2018
The remark was made to South Korea's president, Moon Jae-in
October 15, 2018
Francisco José Cox and Marco Antonio Órdenes were both accused of abuse
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