Tag: Pope Francis

Pope shares with U.S. bishops his frustration with reaction to Amazon text

Pope shares with U.S. bishops his frustration with reaction to Amazon text

| February 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis told a group of U.S. bishops that, like them, he is accused of not being courageous or not listening to the Holy Spirit when he says or does something someone disagrees with — like not mentioning married priests in his document on the Amazon.

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Papal advice: Hail Marys and humor

Papal advice: Hail Marys and humor

| Jonathan Liedl | February 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

Last month, the seminarians from Region 8 (Minnesota and the Dakotas) had the privilege of joining Archbishop Hebda, Bishop Cozzens, and the region’s other bishops for the beginning of their meeting with Pope Francis in the Apostolic Palace. After greeting each of us individually, the Holy Father shared some spiritual guidance with the gathered seminarians. “Keep your sense of humor, pray your rosary, and stay close to the Madonna,” he told us, before giving us his blessing.

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Generous help of Knights counters culture of indifference, pope says

Generous help of Knights counters culture of indifference, pope says

| February 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis praised the Knights of Columbus for their charitable efforts and thanked them especially for helping Christians in the Middle East.

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‘Educational compact’ between families, world is broken, pope says

‘Educational compact’ between families, world is broken, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | February 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

Shirking responsibilities in educating future generations has led to a collapse in cooperation among families, schools and social, cultural and religious institutions, Pope Francis said.

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Game changers: Vatican opens doors to leaders ready for finance reform

Game changers: Vatican opens doors to leaders ready for finance reform

| Carol Glatz | February 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

The same day Pope Francis dedicated his general audience talk to explaining “Blessed are the poor in spirit,” high-level finance ministers and economic experts were meeting nearby to come up with concrete solutions to overcome chronic global inequalities, instability and injustice.

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Archbishop Ganswein not on leave of absence, Vatican says

Archbishop Ganswein not on leave of absence, Vatican says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | February 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Vatican downplayed the absence of Archbishop Georg Ganswein from several papal audiences after an article claimed he was placed on an indefinite leave.

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Via El Paso bishop, Pope Francis sends rosaries for mass shooting victims

Via El Paso bishop, Pope Francis sends rosaries for mass shooting victims

| Rhina Guidos | February 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

During a January visit with Vatican officials to report on the status of his diocese, Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Texas, mentioned to Pope Francis the tragic events that took place at home Aug. 3, 2019.

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Pope, Pence meet at the Vatican

Pope, Pence meet at the Vatican

| Junno Arocho Esteves | January 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

After Pope Francis and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence met privately for nearly an hour at the Vatican, Pence told the pope that his Roman Catholic mother will be pleased with the visit.

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Evolving door: New Year may bring new opportunities for women at Vatican

Evolving door: New Year may bring new opportunities for women at Vatican

| Cindy Wooden | January 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis opened 2020 with a strong call to acknowledge the dignity of women, end violence against them and stop the exploitation of women’s bodies.

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Pope prays for dialogue as tensions mount between U.S., Iran

Pope prays for dialogue as tensions mount between U.S., Iran

| Junno Arocho Esteves | January 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis led pilgrims in prayers for peace as tensions between the United States and Iran escalated following the assassination of a top Iranian general.

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Young adults to share ad limina experiences in Rome through The Catholic Spirit

Young adults to share ad limina experiences in Rome through The Catholic Spirit

| January 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

Young adults traveling to Rome with Archbishop Bernard Hebda and Auxiliary Bishop Andrew Cozzens will share their trip with others even as they experience it.

That’s the plan for a regular blog posting on The Catholic Spirit website as 25 men and women ages 21 to 35 accompany the bishops Jan. 9-18 for the bishops’ Jan. 13 visit with Pope Francis.

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When it comes to pope, social media comments don’t always reflect reality

When it comes to pope, social media comments don’t always reflect reality

| Dennis Sadowski | December 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Throughout his papacy, Pope Francis has welcomed dialogue that has led to often candid assessments from clergy and papal advisers about the path he is charting for the Catholic Church.

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