At today’s general audience Pope Francis thanked the faithful for their prayers following the death of his two great-nephews and their mother (full text, short video, full video).
Bishop Peter Libasci of New Hampshire has described the ISIS killing of journalist James Foley as an act of “unspeakable evil“.
Church leaders must be internet savvy because social media “are a ‘given’ part of ordinary daily reality“, Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles has said.
Ronald Lauder argues that Jewish people have a duty to stand up for persecuted Christians.
Ann Carey says the US Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) is determined to continue resisting the Vatican.
Barbie Latza Nadeau wonders if there will soon be “three living popes“.
And the South American football champions San Lorenzo have shown off their new trophy to their most famous fan.
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