New archbishops receive palliums, at home

On June 29, the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, Pope Francis blessed the palliums for the new archbishops around the world. Yet, Vatican...

The explosion of the Catholic presence in Africa

There is understandably a tremendous amount of excitement (other than from SEPTA employees) about the pope’s upcoming visit to our area. However, it’s important...

Reading Pope Francis with an open mind

Speaking to journalists on his recent plane ride back from Latin America, Pope Francis made the following comment: “In your job, the hermeneutics of a...

Pope Francis’ thoughts on ‘human ecology’

The pope’s highly anticipated encyclical on “human ecology” is set to be published shortly. The rumors are that its release date is being planned...

A ‘call to a social change of heart’

This week Caritas Internationalis, the church’s confederation of Catholic relief, development, and social service organizations, will be holding their General Assembly here at the...

‘Carrying the Word of God forth to the world’

Since being elected, Pope Francis has been vocally supportive of the charismatic movement within the church, memorably participating in an enormous rally at Rome’s...

‘Because this is the time for mercy’

On April 11, on the vigil of the feast of the Sunday of Divine Mercy, Pope Francis published a papal bull of indiction for...

Progress in improving Catholic-Orthodox relations

As we continue to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council, it’s important to take stock of what it has meant for...

‘The miracle of the blood’

Pope Francis traveled south from Rome to visit the city of Naples (Napoli) earlier this week. Because the southern regions of Italy have historically...

Pope Francis and today’s technology

Theologian Vincent Miller has written a number of interesting articles and books about globalization and commodification in our contemporary world, touching often upon the...
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