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Pope Francis
April 20, 2021
"To be clear," Paul Fahey argues in this essay, "this is not a conservative or liberal problem. Cantalamessa is not chastising any particular political agenda. He is criticizing the subjugation of the Gospel to any ideology."
April 20, 2021
In his Good Friday homily this year, the preacher to the papal household warned the Church against division. He should have turned around and spoken to the greatest source of it, Pope Francis himself.
April 15, 2021
The priests who testified on Wednesday are Frs. Angelo Magistrelli, Enzo Pacelli, and Luigi Portarulo. They all appeared to cast doubt on the testimony of a key witness: former Saint Pius X seminarian Kamil Jarzembowski, whose claims regarding the climate and culture of the institution have contributed to public scrutiny and been a focal point of the criminal proceedings.
April 13, 2021
A statement on the website of the Crookston diocese says that Pope Francis has "asked for, and has now accepted" Bishop Hoeppner's resignation "after an extensive investigation."
April 05, 2021
When it comes to stepping on their own message, neither the pope nor the Vatican has need of the press corps’ help. This time, however, it's different.
April 04, 2021
Pope Francis noted the restrictions under which Christians in many parts of the world – owing to the pandemic and other reasons – are worshipping this Easter. “Once again this year,” Pope Francis said, “in various places many Christians have celebrated Easter under severe restrictions and, at times, without being able to attend liturgical celebrations.”
April 03, 2021
Pope Francis presides at the Stations of the Cross outside St. Peter’s Basilica, April 2, 2021. Image ©Vatican Media CNA Staff, Apr 2, 2021 / 03:00 pm MT (CNA).- Pope Francis led the Way of the Cross, featuring meditations prepared by children, at the Vatican on Good Friday evening. With Italy still facing coronavirus restrictions,
April 02, 2021
"Fomenting division," Cardinal Cantalamessa said, "is the work par excellence of the one whose name is diabolos -- that is, the divider."