Father Fessio’s EWTN interview on ‘From the Depths of Our Hearts’
Addresses issue of whether book is anti-Pope Francis

Father Fessio on EWTN: "There's a lot of pressure on Pope Francis." Father Joseph Fessio of Ignatius Press, who is the publisher of the English-language version of From the Depths of Our Hearts by Cardinal Robert Sarah and

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“Christendom no longer exists!”
Pope Francis warns against rigidity as Church undergoes a period of epochal change

In his annual Christmas address, Pope Francis advised the Vatican civil service not to allow “rigidity” to get in the way of “epochal change.” In his Dec. 21 address to the Curia, the Argentinian pontiff discussed the inevitability and necessity of

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2019-12-26T10:17:59-08:00December 26th, 2019|Categories: Vatican News|Tags: |46 Comments

Archbishop Gomez: the good materialism of Christmas
Origen, St. Jerome, Charles de Foucauld, John Paul II have made the pilgrimage to Bethlehem

Basilica of the Nativity, Bethlehem Pope Francis gave us an early Christmas gift with “Admirabile Signum” (“Enchanting Image”), his little letter on the ancient custom of setting up Nativity scenes as a way to prepare for the birth

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2019-12-23T15:56:40-08:00December 25th, 2019|Categories: Spirituality and Faith|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Pope’s encounter schools launched in L.A.
LA Mayor Eric Garcetti joins Archbishop Gomez

Archbishop Gomez, Auxiliary Bishop David O’Connell, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti, and high school students inside the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels conference room (Photo by Isabel Cacho) “Scholas Occurrentes,” a global education project promoting a “culture of encounter”

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2019-12-18T07:26:39-08:00December 18th, 2019|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , , |4 Comments

The political vision of Pope Francis
The time has come to make a leap

Tim Cook of Apple with the Holy Father at the Vatican (Photo from YouTube) ...According to Bergoglio, “it takes a myth to understand the people.” And he has recounted this myth, as pope, above all when he called around

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2019-12-13T15:39:20-08:00December 15th, 2019|Categories: Vatican News|Tags: , |19 Comments

Bergoglio, the young Peronist
Retired bishop Gracida cites Sandro Magister on pope's closeness to Bolivian ex-president Morales

Evo Morales presents Pope Francis with crucifix on hammer and sickle, 2015. (Photo from NBC News) In Argentina, the student and labor uprisings flared up shortly after those in Paris or Los Angeles, in 1969, the year in which

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2019-11-15T12:11:23-08:00November 16th, 2019|Categories: Vatican News|Tags: , , |10 Comments

Pope Francis declares Sunday of the Word of God
Replaces Third Sunday in Ordinary Time on liturgical calendar

Pope Francis Monday declared the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time to be the Sunday of the Word of God in order to promote a closer relationship with holy scripture and its dissemination in the world. “A day devoted to

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2019-10-01T06:24:26-07:00October 1st, 2019|Categories: Church life|Tags: |15 Comments

Pope says clericalism is consequence of fixation on sexual morality
Francis tells fellow Jesuits: “We focus on sex and then we do not give weight to social injustice, slander, gossip and lies”

In a meeting with Jesuits in Mozambique earlier this month, Pope Francis said that clericalism is a direct result of rigidity and linked to a fixation on sexual morality. “One dimension of clericalism is the exclusive moral fixation on

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2019-09-28T09:04:58-07:00September 28th, 2019|Categories: Church life|Tags: |28 Comments

U.S. not the only source of heartburn for pope
Francis to reporters on papal plane: “Criticism comes not only from the Americans, they’re coming from all over”

Responding to a mini-fracas set off by his recent declaration that he considers it “an honor when Americans are attacking me,” Pope Francis told reporters during an inflight news conference Tuesday that the U.S. is not his only source

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2019-09-15T18:06:03-07:00September 16th, 2019|Categories: Vatican News|Tags: |15 Comments

“It’s an honor when the Americans attack me”
Papal spokesman quickly backpedals on comment by Pope Francis

Pope Francis told a reporter that it is “an honor when Americans attack me.” The pope made his comments to Nicolas Seneze, a reporter from La Croix, the French Catholic daily newspaper, during the flight Sept. 4 from Rome

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2019-09-05T06:29:05-07:00September 5th, 2019|Categories: Vatican News|Tags: |22 Comments