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A penitential pilgrimage

On Monday, Pope Francis apologized to Indigenous Canadians for the Catholic Church’s role in the abuse of children at residential schools. Many of these schools were operated by the Church and funded by the Canadian government as part of a...

A penitential pilgrimage

Pope Francis opens up

To think it was only a month ago that Francis’s announcement of an August consistory and his need to use a wheelchair due to a knee injury was fueling rumors that Pope Francis was planning to retire very soon. In...

Pope Francis opens up

Holy Thursday with Pope Francis

For the first time since 2019, Pope Francis’s schedule on Holy Thursday looked much like it did before the pandemic. He began the day with a Chrism Mass celebrated with some 1,800 Roman priests and many other bishops, cardinals, and...

Holy Thursday with Pope Francis

“Father, Forgive Them”

In his homily for Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, Pope Francis reflected on Christ’s words at the crucifixion: The mantra “save yourself” collides with the words of the Saviour who offers his self. Like his adversaries, Jesus speaks three...

“Father, Forgive Them”

Francis Is Focused on Peace for Ukraine

In Malta today, Pope Francis again heightened his rhetoric about the war in Ukraine. Condemning in no uncertain terms the brutal and now over month-long invasion by Russia, he said: Yet from the east of Europe, from the land of...

Francis Is Focused on Peace for Ukraine

Francis’s Curia Reforms: Recommended Reading

On the Solemnity of St. Joseph, March 19, 2022, Pope Francis unveiled his highly anticipated reform of the Roman Curia in a new apostolic constitution for the Roman Curia, entitled Praedicate Evangelium, or Preach the Gospel: on the Roman Curia...

Francis’s Curia Reforms: Recommended Reading