Catholic Church, Christianity

Vatican to Announce Mother Teresa’s Sainthood

The Vatican is expected to set a date and venue for Mother Teresa to be made a saint on Tuesday. Pope Francis cleared the way for the canonization—the process in the Catholic Church by which someone is made a saint—of the Albanian nun to be made a saint in December 2015 by recognizing a miracle… Read More Vatican to Announce Mother Teresa’s Sainthood

Catholic Church, Church, Feature

Pope Francis Says No To ‘Dirty Money’ Donations

content Pope Francis Says No To ‘Dirty Money’ Donations As part of his effort to clean up the Catholic Church’s finances, Pope Francis said Wednesday during his weekly audience at the Vatican that he did not want “dirty money” donations earned from abusing low-income workers given to the church, Reuters reported. “Some donors come to… Read More Pope Francis Says No To ‘Dirty Money’ Donations

Christianity, Current events, ISIL, Islam, Middle East, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, War

Pope raises concerns for Christians in talks with Iraqi PM Abadi

Pope Francis hosted Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Wednesday and raised concerns about the desperate plight of Christians and other minorities in the war-torn country. Iraq’s ancient Christian community has been decimated since the militant Islamists of ISIL swept through a third of the nation in 2014 in their drive to build a caliphate.… Read More Pope raises concerns for Christians in talks with Iraqi PM Abadi

Catholic Church, Christianity, Culture, Religion

Loyola Press to Release a Second Collection of Pope Francis’s Writings

Walking with Jesus: A Way Forward for the Church Chicago — In a new book to be released on Easter Sunday, Pope Francis invokes the example of Jesus walking all over Palestine as a model for a Church that moves beyond its walls to meet the world. “This is something striking about the Gospels: Jesus… Read More Loyola Press to Release a Second Collection of Pope Francis’s Writings

Catholic Church, Culture, Press Releases

U.S. Catholic survey finds American Catholics still divided on Pope Francis

Religion News Service Press Release   As the second anniversary of Pope Francis’ election approaches, a survey conducted by U.S. Catholic magazine finds that American Catholics still have sharply divided views of the pope. But no matter which position they take, Catholics seems to hold strong opinions on Francis. The informal survey, conducted at uscatholic.org in… Read More U.S. Catholic survey finds American Catholics still divided on Pope Francis

Church, Culture, Faith, Religion, Scripture, Spirituality, Uncategorized

To follow Christ, we must confront life’s deserts, Pope Francis says

  February 22, 2015 Ann Schneible Displayed with permission from The Washington Times VATICAN CITY – The 40 days of Lent are a reminder that we face spiritual deserts, and we must confront them with courage and the aid of Scripture, Pope Francis said during his weekly Angelus address. Delivering the Feb. 22 address from… Read More To follow Christ, we must confront life’s deserts, Pope Francis says