Tagged: Pope Francis

Pope Francis Encourages “Courageous” Families

On Saturday, during the closing Mass for the tenth World Meeting of Families, Pope Francis preached a homily focused on the true freedom of self-sacrifice and the mission of families in the world today, a mission he recognized as courageous....

Pope Francis Encourages “Courageous” Families

Cautiously quelling papal resignation rumors…

The odd timing of a consistory to name 21 new cardinals and his decision to forego knee surgery and instead use a wheelchair prompted some Catholics to speculate that Pope Francis may announce his retirement soon. When Nicole Winfield of...

Cautiously quelling papal resignation rumors…

Pope Francis Advocates for Algorethics

Hollywood actor Diedrich Bader, known for his comedy roles, says, “I always have my kids say ‘thank you’ to Alexa so that hopefully in the future our robot overlords will remember their civility.” Jokes aside, pondering the many moral implications...

Pope Francis Advocates for Algorethics

Sacrificing to Protect our Common Home

On this Earth Day, there are calls to “Invest in our Planet.” After all, it is the only one we’ve got! Care for creation has been a major theme during the pontificate of Pope Francis. His opponents claim that the...

Sacrificing to Protect our Common Home
The Road to Emmaus

Synodality is Simple

Synodality is simple. There is nothing confusing about it. Sometimes it can take a complicated intellectual journey to understand a simple concept, however. God Himself is so simple that we, in our complexity, cannot fully grasp Him. The same is...

Synodality is Simple

Easter with Pope Francis: Hope in the Peace of Christ

The Holy Week liturgies are always grueling ones for an elderly pontiff. This has been more apparent than ever this year with Pope Francis, whose ongoing mobility issues slowed him down during the recent trip to Malta as well as...

Easter with Pope Francis: Hope in the Peace of Christ

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

Pope Benedict and Pope Francis on the Prodigal Son

The parable of the Prodigal Son was the topic of the Pope’s Angelus address on March 27th. Pope Francis said: The Gospel for this Sunday’s Liturgy recounts the so-called Parable of the Prodigal Son (cf. Lk 15:11-32). It leads us...

Pope Benedict and Pope Francis on the Prodigal Son

If You Want Peace, Defend Life

Editor’s Note: This article is a translation of a column that originally appeared on El Heraldo de Mexico on March 21, 2022.  The Roman Flavius Vegetius composed a work called “Epitoma rei militaris” around the year 390. In it, the...

If You Want Peace, Defend Life

Father’s Heart Catechesis

Editor’s Note: At Where Peter Is we are excited to support the new initiatives of our longtime contributors and friends–particularly when those efforts are deeply shaped by the method of Pope Francis. Paul Fahey, a co-founder of this site, recently launched...

Father’s Heart Catechesis

Who’s the Greatest Pope of St. Joseph?

March is the Month of St. Joseph! Josephologists (counterparts of Mariologists and Christologists) are enthusiastically wondering what Pope Francis might do next in this relatively new theological field of Josephology. But he’s not the first pope in history with a...

Who’s the Greatest Pope of St. Joseph?