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Pope Francis’ devotion to the Blessed Mother

On Dec. 8, Pope Francis will celebrate the feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary at the Piazza di Spagna in Rome, where he will venerate an

Columns Growing in Faith Understanding Pope Francis

Pope Francis’ vision of and role in the church

I was invited to speak at the annual American Academy of Religion conference this week in San Diego. And while Europe-to-West Coast travel is exponentially worse than to the East

Columns Growing in Faith Understanding Pope Francis

GFN2020, producing real change in the world

By Michael M. Canaris The Global Freedom Network is an inter-faith organization working with the Vatican to eradicate modern slavery, human trafficking, and personal or commercial exploitation of those without

Columns Growing in Faith Understanding Pope Francis

Understanding Pope Francis – Method, structure and content of the synod

By Michael M. Canaris On Oct. 13, I attended a colloquium organized by Professor Donna Orsuto of the Pontifical Gregorian University entitled “Marriage and the Family Today: Pastoral Challenges and

Columns Growing in Faith Understanding Pope Francis

Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace

By Michael M. Canaris I have some good friends and colleagues involved with the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, as well as that of Promoting Christian Unity. I was

Columns Growing in Faith Understanding Pope Francis

All eyes are now on the new Chicago archbishop

By Michael M. Canaris Because of his age and the demographics of the American episcopate, Blase Cupich’s appointment as the new archbishop of Chicago will likely be the most prominent