Tag: Pope Francis

World Meeting of Families pilgrims urged to commit

World Meeting of Families pilgrims urged to commit

| February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Catholics planning to join the local pilgrimage to September’s World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia — and see Pope Francis there — are encouraged to register soon due to limited space, said Jean Stolpestad, director of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ Office of Marriage, Family and Life. The pilgrimage is Sept. 22-28.

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Pope modeled peace, unity during trip to Turkey

Pope modeled peace, unity during trip to Turkey

| January 15, 2015

Acknowledging the deep desire of the pope and patriarch for greater mutual accord ought to encourage all of us in our prayer and in our dialogue as we approach our annual celebration of the Church Unity Octave, Jan. 18-25.

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Cardinal counts: Nominees nudge numbers toward greater representation

Cardinal counts: Nominees nudge numbers toward greater representation

| Cindy Wooden | January 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

A pope’s impact on the College of Cardinals is naturally discussed after his death when his nominees and those of his predecessors enter the Sistine Chapel to elect a new pope.

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Preparing for Christmas one papal homily at a time

Preparing for Christmas one papal homily at a time

| Cindy Wooden | December 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

As Advent got under way, Pope Francis included in his morning Mass homilies specific graces Catholics should pray for as they prepare for Christmas.

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Young women share hopes, sorrows in letters to pope

Young women share hopes, sorrows in letters to pope

| Tim Johnson | December 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Students, supported by St. Mary’s Center for Spirituality and the college’s campus ministry, organized a national letter-writing response to Pope Francis’ outreach to young people to encourage the millennial generation — those born between 1981 and 1995 — to write to the pope about their love for Catholic tradition and offer ideas about how the Church might better reach their demographic.

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In Pictures

In Pictures

| November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

A HALLOWEEN TREAT
PAPAL POSTAGE

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Having Patience for the Sausage-Making Synod

Having Patience for the Sausage-Making Synod

| Father Robert Barron | October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

The midterm report on the deliberations of the Synod on the Family has appeared and there is a fair amount of hysteria all around. John Thavis, a veteran Vatican reporter who should know better, has declared this statement “an earthquake, the big one that hit after months of smaller tremors.” Certain commentators on the right have been wringing their hands and bewailing a deep betrayal of the Church’s teaching. One even opined that this report is the “silliest document ever issued by the Catholic Church,” and some have said that the interim document flaunts the teaching of St. John Paul II. Meanwhile the New York Times confidently announced that the Church has moved from “condemnation of unconventional family situations and toward understanding, openness, and mercy.” I think everyone should take a deep breath.

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In Pictures – September 25, 2014

In Pictures – September 25, 2014

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

MOVED TO TEARS
BISHOPS VISIT HOLY LAND

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Holy Father as a Jesuit

Holy Father as a Jesuit

| Father Kenneth Doyle | July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Q. Is Pope Francis still bound by the religious vows he professed as a Jesuit? I would imagine that Ignatian spirituality still plays a large role in his daily life, but is he still technically a member of the religious order? As pope, would he no longer be subject in obedience to the Jesuit Superior General?

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Overheard – July 17, 2014

Overheard – July 17, 2014

| July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Such a humanitarian emergency demands as its first measure the urgent protection and properly taking in of these children.”

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In Pictures – July 3, 2014

In Pictures – July 3, 2014

| July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

PALLIUM MASS
PRAYER RALLY

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Overheard – July 3, 2014

Overheard – July 3, 2014

| July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

“In this dialogue, the Church rejoices in the marvelous progress of science, seeing it as a sign of the enormous God-given potential of the human mind.”

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