Conversion at the heart of ecumenism, pope says

This year’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity concluded with the pope’s traditional pilgrimage to St. Paul’s Outside the Walls to mark the saint’s...

Christmas wrap-up, Roman style

As the church officially marked the end of the Christmas season on Jan. 11’s feast of the Baptism of the Lord, the Romans are...

‘Wisdom of the heart’ infused by the Holy Spirit

The pope recently released his message for the 23rd World Day of the Sick, which will be held on Feb. 11, the feast of...

Europe’s relationship with the church, the human family

Pope Francis recently gave an important, if not widely discussed, speech to the European Parliament in Strasbourg. In it, he laid out his vision...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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