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Feb 19, 2019

Pope Francis approves four priorities for the Jesuits' next decade  America Magazine

Arturo Sosa, S.J., the superior general of the Society of Jesus, today made public the four main reference points that are to guide the life and work of the Jesuits ...


Feb 16, 2019

Pope Francis Defrocks Former U.S. Cardinal Guilty of Sexual Crimes  TIME

Pope Francis has defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of various sexual crimes.


Feb 18, 2019

Pope at Mass: "Where is your brother?"  Vatican News

Reflecting on the episode of Cain and Abel in the Bible, Pope Francis in his homily at Mass on Monday said we are asked many uncomfortable questions ...


Feb 19, 2019

Analysis: Pope Francis' position on Venezuela. Published 2/19/2019. World.  The Pilot

Vatican City, Feb 16, 2019 CNA.- Pope Francis' recent letter to Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro confirmed the Holy See's position on the Venezuelan crisis, while ...


Feb 19, 2019

Pope Francis expresses solidarity with globalist summit`s `sustainable development goals`  Lifesite

Sustainable development includes access to contraception and abortion and support for the climate change agenda.


Feb 16, 2019

Pope Francis marks 50th anniversary of Augustinianum  Vatican News

Pope Francis meets with students and staff of the Augustinianum Patristic Institute in Rome, which is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its ...


Feb 19, 2019

Pope lifts suspension on Nicaraguan priest Fr. Ernesto Cardenal  Vatican News

Pope Francis has lifted sanctions on Fr. Ernesto Cardenal of Nicaragua. The 94-year old priest was suspended from his priestly ministry and duties in ...


Feb 4, 2019

Pope Francis Breaks Some Taboos on Visit to Persian Gulf  The New York Times

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- Pope Francis used the keynote address of his roughly 40-hour stay in the United Arab Emirates to breach delicate taboos ...


Feb 17, 2019

Angelus: Pope invites prayers for Protection of Minors meeting  Vatican News

Pope Francis during the Sunday Angelus asks for prayers for the upcoming "Meeting on the Protection of Minors".


Feb 5, 2019

Pope Francis confirms priests' abuse of nuns included "sexual slavery"  CBS News

Nuns have suffered and are still suffering sexual abuse at the hands of Catholic priests and bishops, and have even been held as sexual slaves, Pope Francis ...


Feb 19, 2019

Romano Guardini: A Brief Introduction to the Theology of Pope Francis  Patheos

The next installment in the little series that Where Peter Is is running: While well-educated and academically trained, it can be said that Pope Francis does not ...


Feb 6, 2019

Pope Francis Acknowledges Sexual Abuse Of Nuns  NPR

Pope Francis, for the first time, acknowledged the sexual abuse of nuns by priests and bishops.


Jan 20, 2019

Pope Francis Invites Followers To Join Him In Prayer on Praying App  Fortune

If you've ever wanted to join the Pope in prayer, there's an app for that. Pope Francis is inviting people to pray with him using "Click To Pray," a praying app that ...


Feb 19, 2019

Pope Francis warns against idolatry, Jesus calls us to happiness  Catholic Outlook

Before the recitation of the Marian Prayer, the Pope reflects on Sunday's Gospel reading from Luke in which, he says, Jesus in the form of the Beatitudes "opens ...


Feb 15, 2019

Pope Francis: liturgy is not about 'a past that no longer exists' or a 'presumed future'  Catholic Herald Online

The liturgy, Pope Francis said Thursday, cannot be reduced to a matter of taste, becoming the subject of ideological polarization, because it is a primary way…


Feb 14, 2019

Why Does the Catholic Church Keep Failing on Sexual Abuse?  The Atlantic

Cardinal Seán O'Malley has spent decades cleaning up after pedophile priests. Now he's once again found himself in the middle of a crisis.


Jan 23, 2019

Pope Francis Says the Fear of Migration Is 'Making Us Crazy' During His Trip to Central America  TIME

Pope Francis addressed the proposed border wall Wednesday on the way to Panama. 'It is the fear that makes us crazy,' he said of migration.


Feb 9, 2019

Sacked cardinal issues manifesto in thinly veiled attack on Pope Francis  ABS-CBN News

VATICAN CITY - A cardinal who was sacked from a senior Vatican post by Pope Francis has written his own 'Manifesto of Faith,' in the latest attack on the ...


Feb 6, 2019

Pope Francis offered $1m charity donation to go vegan for Lent  The Guardian

Campaign targets pope because of his environmental leadership and influence over 1.2bn Catholics.


Feb 5, 2019

Pope Francis Says He`s Willing to Mediate in Venezuela if Both Sides Want  The New York Times

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE -- Pope Francis expressed a potential willingness on Tuesday to mediate a peaceful resolution to the tense political conflict in ...


Feb 13, 2019

Pope Francis: There is no 'I' in the 'Our Father'  Catholic News Agency

Vatican City, Feb 13, 2019 / 03:17 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis said Wednesday that one's prayer should always be a dialogue with God with ...


Feb 15, 2019

FALSE: This is a photo of Pope Francis meeting President Duterte  Rappler

CLAIM: A photograph that has been shared thousands of times on social media claims to show Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte meeting Pope Francis.


Feb 11, 2019

Pope Francis to visit Italian city of Naples in June  Vatican News

The Holy See Press Office announces that Pope Francis will visit the Italian city of Naples on 21 June.


Jan 26, 2019

In apparent shot at Trump, Pope says 'builders of walls' sow fear and divide  CNN

Pope Francis takes another shot at wall-building politicians, telling thousands of Catholics in Panama gathered for World Youth Day that "builders of walls sow ...


Feb 13, 2019

Pope Francis' climatologist visits New Orleans  NOLA.com

The Rev. Eduardo Scarel is best known for his role in advising Pope Francis on climate change. As such, he's been dubbed the Pope's climatologist. A Carmelite ...


Feb 13, 2019

Microsoft's top lawyer met with Pope Francis to discuss the ethics of artificial intelligence  Business Insider

Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith met with Pope Francis on Wednesday to talk ethics around artificial intelligence, according to a statement ...


Feb 18, 2019

Church's leading reformer on sex abuse warns of more McCarricks  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

[Editor's note: This is part two of Inés San Martin's interview with Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta, one of the Church's leading reformers on the issue of ...


Feb 18, 2019

Vatican faces into torrid week with focus on clerical abuse  The Irish Times

Meeting of senior clergy take place as book claims 80% working in Catholic HQ are gay.


Feb 19, 2019

Vatican admits to secret rules for children of priests  CNN

The Vatican has revealed that it maintains secret guidelines for priests who father children despite their vows of celibacy.


Feb 19, 2019

Theodore McCarrick, Former Archbishop of Newark, Removed from Ministry by Pope Francis  TAPinto.net

NEWARK, NJ -- The Vatican announced on Saturday that Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, formerly the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Newark, has been ...


Jan 30, 2019

Unpacking Pope Francis' comments on married priests and Venezuela  America Magazine

This week on "Inside the Vatican," Gerry O'Connell and I update you on Pope Francis' recent comments on the possibility of married priests, as well as on the ...


Feb 14, 2019

Is Pope Francis now hunting down `heresy hunters`?  Lifesite

Pope Francis' recently attacked Catholic media that engage in 'the denouncing of heresy.'


Feb 14, 2019

How An Apocalyptic Preacher And QAnon Followers Made A False Pope Francis Quote Go Viral  BuzzFeed News

A false quote first attributed to Pope Francis two years ago is once again going viral thanks to a mix of apocalyptic preachers, followers of the QAnon conspiracy ...


Feb 13, 2019

Pope Francis approves canonization of John Henry Newman  Catholic News Agency

Pope Francis Wednesday approved the canonization of Bl. John Henry Newman, a Roman Catholic cardinal, scholar, and founder of the Oratory of St. Philip ...


Jan 27, 2019

After Damaging Year, Pope Francis Calls For 4-Day Clerical Sex Abuse Summit  NPR

The Vatican has scheduled a conference on clerical sex abuse, following a year in which allegations emerged around the world. The summit's goal: to make ...


Feb 11, 2019

'The EU is at risk of DYING!' How Pope Francis issued 'stark WARNING about bloc'  Express.co.uk

POPE FRANCIS issued a stark warning about the European Union on the eve of the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome and even claimed that the bloc "risks ...


Feb 16, 2019

Pope Francis Urges Christians to Overcome Fear of Migrants  Breitbart

Pope Francis focused his homily on Friday on urging the faithful to resist "the wickedness and ugliness of our time" by not giving in to fears of migrants and ...


Jan 28, 2019

Pope Francis says he fears bloodshed as Venezuela braces for more protests  The Guardian

Pontiff declined to side with Guaidó or Maduro as activists say at least 35 people have already been killed by security forces.


Jan 28, 2019

Pope Francis Outlines Key Priorities for February Sex-Abuse Summit  National Catholic Register

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE -- Pope Francis said Monday that he sensed "inflated expectation" surrounding the Vatican's February sex-abuse summit and ...


Feb 14, 2019

Pope: Liturgy is encounter of People of God with the Lord that brings change of heart  Vatican News

Pope Francis on Feb. 14 met participants in the plenary assembly of the Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments ...


Feb 19, 2019

Ahead of summit, Guam Catholics asked pope to sustain Vatican tribunal's guilty verdict on Apuron  Guam Pacific Daily News

Ahead of the Vatican summit, Pope Francis defrocked a cardinal for sexual abuse. But Guam still awaits pope's decision on Archbishop Anthony Apuron's ...


Feb 15, 2019

As Pope Francis, Grand Imam vow to open new chapter of religious harmony in UAE, India falls short  Scroll.in

Who could have imagined? One: That India would keep its doors shut for Pope Francis, arguably one of the most important religious leaders in the world today, ...


Feb 19, 2019

Cat named after pope is baptised in Wauchope  Wauchope Gazette

Scott Secombe loves cats and owns three, but his favourite hasn't been well, so he got him baptised while he was in Wauchope. Scott, who lives in Coonamble, ...


Feb 8, 2019

Cardinal Müller issues Manifesto: A quasi correction of Pope Francis` pontificate  Lifesite

The cardinal has released the Manifesto to a worldwide audience, in seven different languages.


Feb 18, 2019

Fake News: Pope Francis Did NOT Say Masturbation Is No Longer A Sin  Lead Stories

Did Pope Francis declare masturbation is no longer a sin for followers of the Catholic Church? No, that's not true: the quote was made up by a Spanish website ...


Feb 18, 2019

Vatican has not confirmed Pope`s visit, says Archbishop Lwanga  Daily Monitor

The archbishop also dismissed reports that he asked for Shs9 billion from government to prepare for the Pope's visit.


Feb 18, 2019

Abuse survivor reps travelling to Rome  Otago Daily Times

Two men with Dunedin links are winging their way to Rome to join the fight for "zero tolerance'' of sexual abuse and cover-ups within the Catholic Church.


Jan 28, 2019

Pope Francis says Virgin Mary became the first 'influencer'  WESH Orlando

You could say she's helped to amass quite the amount of followers.


Jan 28, 2019

Muslim leader, Pope Francis condemn Philippines cathedral bombings  The Sydney Morning Herald

Manila: The head of the world's largest body of Muslim-majority countries has strongly condemned the twin bombings of a Catholic church in the Philippines that ...


Feb 6, 2019

Pope Francis said he's committed to ending sexual abuse of nuns  WLBT

Holy moly! As more nuns are coming forward about being sexually abused by priests and bishops, Pope Francis has finally addressed the issue.


Feb 2, 2019

How Pope Francis plans to fix Catholicism's sexual abuse crisis  Christian Post

"Use it well," Albus Dumbledore says to Harry Potter in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." These words accompany his gift of an invisibility cloak to young ...


Aug 27, 2018

Pope Francis, the Accusations and the Back Story  The New York Times

Here are questions and answers about allegations that Francis helped cover up a cardinal's misconduct and about the deeper church disputes behind them.


Dec 21, 2018

`Hand yourself over to human justice`: Pope Francis tells priests guilty of abuse the church won`t shield them  The Washington Post

Pope Francis used one of his major annual Christmas speeches to offer some of his strongest words about this year's heightened sexual abuse crisis in the ...


Jan 3, 2019

Pope Francis talks tough to U.S. bishops, says credibility of church 'is at stake'  NBCNews.com

Pope Francis tells U.S. bishops they cannot respond to the priest sex abuse scandal as if they were 'in charge of a department of human resources.'


Dec 26, 2018

From sex abuse to money, 2018 tested Pope Francis on reform  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

[Editors note: This is part two of Crux Rome Bureau Chief Inés San Martin's look back at Pope Francis in 2018. Part one was devoted to Pope Francis' year seen ...


Oct 2, 2018

Pope Francis' Popularity Falls Sharply Among U.S. Catholics  NPR

Six of 10 U.S. Catholics say Pope Francis is doing only a "fair" or even a "poor" job handling the clergy abuse crisis. He is now only as popular as his ...


Aug 20, 2018

Pope on Pennsylvania sex abuse report: We abandoned the little ones  CNN

Pope Francis on Monday addressed reports detailing decades of sexual abuse by clerics against minors, writing in a letter that "we showed no care for the little ...


Sep 3, 2018

Pope Francis faces worst crisis of his five-year papacy  The Guardian

Painful legacy of sexual abuse cover-up is engulfing church and its leader, as allegations divide Vatican.


Jan 4, 2019

The woes of Pope Francis  The Economist

ON DECEMBER 31ST Pope Francis's spokesman, Greg Burke, announced that he and his deputy, Paloma Garcia Ovejero, had both resigned. It was the latest ...


Jan 16, 2019

Pope Francis Wants Bishops to Learn to Punish Abusers at Vatican Sex Abuse Prevention Summit  TIME

(VATICAN CITY) -- Pope Francis is insisting that bishops attending his high-stakes sex abuse prevention summit will learn the laws to use against predators, ...


Dec 28, 2018

Pope Francis failed to handle the sex abuse crisis in 2018. Let`s hope 2019 is different.  The Washington Post

If he doesn't, it will be devastating for victims and the Catholic Church as a whole.


Aug 26, 2018

Pope Francis Long Knew of Cardinal`s Abuse and Must Resign, Archbishop Says  The New York Times

DUBLIN -- On the final day of Pope Francis' mission to Ireland, as he issued wrenching apologies for clerical sex abuse scandals, a former top Vatican diplomat ...


Dec 2, 2018

Gay people should not join Catholic clergy, Pope Francis says  The Guardian

No room for 'fashionable' homosexuality and gay priests should be 'impeccably responsible' or leave.


Sep 12, 2018

Pope Francis summons bishops to Vatican for summit on preventing sex abuse  USA TODAY

Pope Francis has summoned the presidents of Catholic bishops conferences worldwide to the Vatican in February to discuss how to stop clergy from sexually ...


Oct 19, 2018

Pope Francis' Handling of Sex-Abuse Cases Fractures a Catholic Stronghold  The Wall Street Journal

The pope's keen instincts as a communicator have abandoned him at crucial moments, especially in Chile, where allegations have swept up 167 Catholic ...


Nov 28, 2018

An `unruly` 6-year-old interrupted a Vatican ceremony -- and Pope Francis didn`t mind  Washington Post

The boy had escaped his mother's grasp on Wednesday, and Pope Francis watched as he scuffled across the smooth granite Vatican podium, past the ...


Nov 7, 2018

Pope Francis' Politically Conservative US Critics Reinvigorated  NPR

Politically conservative Catholics criticize Francis for being pro-migrant, anti-capitalist and less rigid in doctrine than predecessors. The cleric sex abuse ...


Jan 2, 2019

Pope Francis: Prayer is about God's love, not wordiness  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

When praying, remember the words of Jesus when he taught the 'Our Father,' Pope Francis said Wednesday, meeting God as his beloved child and speaking ...


Jan 11, 2019

Pope Francis builds on odd-couple match between the Vatican and the UN  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

ROME - When Pope Francis delivered an impassioned plea for multilateralism in his annual speech to diplomats on Jan. 7, it was also a clear, if indirect, appeal ...


Dec 31, 2018

Commentary: How Pope Francis must change in 2019  Salt Lake Tribune

Pope Francis did not have the year he thought he was going to have. It began this way: marked by sniping about his reform tendencies, especially where ...


Sep 26, 2018

Pope Francis Asks Chinese Catholics to Trust His Deal With Government  The New York Times

Facing criticism that he had conceded too much, the pope said he appreciated the sacrifices of his flock, and he urged state and church to cooperate.


Jan 16, 2019

Pope Francis: 'God loves you, even if you forget Him'  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

God the Father will always be there for his beloved children, Pope Francis said Wednesday, with a reminder that the unconditional love of God is not limited by ...


Nov 28, 2018

Pope Francis chuckles as boy climbs on stage and interrupts speech -- video  The Guardian

A boy broke through security, clambered on to the stage and pulled the sleeve of a Swiss guard on the podium metres from the pontiff while he was speaking in ...


Oct 31, 2018

Pope vs. Pope: How Francis and Benedict`s Simmering Conflict Could Split the Catholic Church  Vanity Fair

When he retired, the ultra-conservative Pope Benedict XVI was expected to disappear from view, clearing the way for his liberal successor, Francis, to clean ...


Jan 10, 2019

In the Pope Francis era, the Eucharist defines doctrinal tussles  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

In the Pope Francis era, the most important doctrinal tussles in the Church seem to focus on the Eucharist.


Nov 13, 2018

Pope Francis to visit Morocco in March  National Catholic Reporter

Pope Francis will make a two-day apostolic visit to Morocco next year, the Vatican announced. Accepting an invitation by Moroccan King Mohammed VI, the ...


Jan 4, 2019

Pope Francis' Argentinean Protegé Accused of Sex Abuse  The Daily Beast

An Argentine in a suspiciously cushy job in the Vatican's treasury is now credibly accused of abusing seminarians in Argentina--and everyone wants to know ...


Dec 18, 2018

As holidays near, Pope Francis gets ready for his annual Prime Time  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

With much of the world preparing to take a step back from the rapid pace of everyday life and reflect on the mystery of Christ's birth, Pope Francis himself is ...


Aug 2, 2018

Pope Francis changes Catholic Church teaching on death penalty, declares it 'inadmissible'  USA TODAY

Pope Francis changed the Catholic Church's stance on the death penalty in a new policy published Thursday, saying it is "inadmissible" because it "attacks" the ...


Oct 13, 2018

Pope Francis Is Still Equivocating on the Sex-Abuse Crisis  The Atlantic

He stands by those to whom he's loyal but, when faced with new evidence, is also willing to change his mind.


Sep 7, 2018

The Plot to Bring Down Pope Francis  The Daily Beast

The pontiff's silence speaks volumes as powerful conservative Catholic clerics, some of them colluding with Steve Bannon, try to force his resignation.


Jul 16, 2018

How Pope Francis Is Changing the Catholic Church  Vogue.com

It's a June morning at the Vatican, and Pope Francis is wearing a hangdog expression--all watchful eyes and soft apostolic chins. It's how he looks opposite ...


Aug 27, 2018

This archbishop wants Pope Francis to resign  CNN

In a statement seen by CNN, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, a former Vatican ambassador to the United States, said he told the Pope about allegations of ...


Oct 10, 2018

Pope Francis compares abortion to hiring a hitman  The Guardian

Pope makes one of his harshest criticisms of abortion, telling weekly audience 'it is not right'


Jan 7, 2019

Pope Francis Appeals to Europe to Show `Solidarity` With Migrants  The New York Times

ROME -- Pope Francis defended "modern multilateral diplomacy" and international institutions against "the resurgence of nationalistic tendencies" in an ...


Nov 30, 2018

Pope Francis and the Catholic Crisis  Foreign Affairs

In his Foreign Affairs piece diagnosing the recent divide within the Catholic Church, R. R. Reno reveals a profound shift in the way the minority of U.S. Catholics ...


Oct 6, 2018

Pope Francis pledges `thorough` study of Vatican archives on McCarrick  The Washington Post

ROME -- Pope Francis on Saturday pledged a "thorough" study of Vatican archives related to disgraced former U.S. cardinal Theodore McCarrick and said the ...


Apr 28, 2018

Pope Francis in the Wilderness  The New York Times

As he remakes the church in his image, Francis finds himself more isolated, as global political trends shift and he meets resistance to his reforms.


Dec 14, 2018

Pope Francis's Christmas gift to a grieving photographer  National Geographic

When a photographer received heartbreaking news during a difficult assignment, he was desperate. Then the pope took a detour.


Oct 12, 2018

Pope Francis accepts resignation of archbishop  CNN

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the embattled archbishop of Washington, ending weeks of speculation and frustration over ...


Sep 1, 2018

Who's who in drama of cover-up accusation against Pope Francis?  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

There are so many bit players in the unfolding drama of a cover-up allegation leveled against Pope Francis by a former papal ambassador in the United States, ...


Oct 12, 2018

Pope Francis accepts resignation of D.C. archbishop Wuerl, amid criticism of the cardinal`s handling of abuse claims  The Washington Post

Pope Francis on Friday accepted the resignation of Washington's archbishop, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, a trusted papal ally who became a symbol among many ...


Dec 27, 2018

Pope Francis' early blind spot on sex abuse threatens legacy  The Associated Press

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- It has been a wretched year for Pope Francis, whose blind spot on clergy sex abuse conspired with events beyond his control to threaten ...


May 21, 2018

`God Made You This Way,` Pope Is Said to Have Told Gay Man  The New York Times

ROME -- A Chilean survivor of clerical sex abuse has said that Pope Francis told him in a private meeting this month that God had made him gay and that both ...


Jul 26, 2018

Pope Francis has utterly failed to tackle the church`s abuse scandal  The Guardian

The pontiff's efforts to deal with the crisis have stalled. He must act decisively or face many more Catholics losing faith, former Tablet editor Catherine Pepinster.


Nov 22, 2018

Contemplative nuns roll with the changes under Pope Francis  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Over 300 cloistered religious women obtained the permission by Pope Francis to attend a conference addressing the overhaul of contemplative life introduced ...


Aug 15, 2018

Pennsylvania sexual abuse report is another setback for Pope Francis  The Guardian

The damning report on the sexual abuse of potentially thousands of children by priests in Pennsylvania, and the subsequent cover-up by a Catholic church ...


Oct 11, 2018

Pope Francis: Catholic Church Deserves More  National Review

Just over five years ago, the Argentine cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio came out onto the loggia of St. Peter's as Pope Francis. It is useful to recall the situation of ...


Dec 5, 2018

Understanding Pope Francis' controversial remarks on homosexuality in the priesthood  America Magazine

In a new book based on interviews with a Spanish priest, Pope Francis says that homosexuality in the priesthood is "something that worries me" and a "very ...


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