Tagged: Pope Francis

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Extraordinary Urbi et Orbi, One Year Later

On March 27, 2020, the world focused its attention on Rome. A lone man dressed in white punctuated the eerily empty St. Peter’s Square, normally bustling with tourists and pilgrims. One year ago today we joined Pope Francis for a...

Extraordinary Urbi et Orbi, One Year Later
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Entering into Friendship with Pope Francis

I was reminiscing recently with a friend of mine, a consecrated layperson living the vocation of virginity, about Pope Francis’s visit to New York City in September 2015. Although I got within a mere city block of the Holy Father,...

Entering into Friendship with Pope Francis
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Francis: A providential father

[EDITOR’S NOTE: This interview of Dr. Rodrigo Guerra by Miroslava López originally appeared in Vida Nueva Digital. This is WPI’s translation of the original Spanish. It has been translated and published with permission. —ML]   As we celebrate the eighth anniversary of the...

Francis: A providential father
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Love for Love

A reflection on the Sunday readings for March 14, 2021 — the Fourth Sunday in Lent My parish has always maintained archives. Recently, our staff made a tremendous effort to clean and organize them. But we have also started something new....

Love for Love
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Abandonment to Love: Francis’s papacy turns 8

Pope Francis was elected eight years ago today. I had been hoping to write something today to mark the anniversary. It’s growing late. But I can’t let this day pass without commenting on one aspect of Francis’s approach that is...

Abandonment to Love: Francis’s papacy turns 8
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G’Day, Bishop Richard!

  Coming up on Where Peter Is Live: As Pope Francis approaches the eighth anniversary of his election as pope, Bishop Richard Umbers joins Rachel Amiri, Melinda Ribnek, and Mike Lewis from the land down under to discuss these last...

G’Day, Bishop Richard!
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The Pope has left Iraq. Is that it?

Pope Francis’s trip to Iraq has been one of the most energizing moments in recent Iraqi history. A moment of jubilation and hope that one analyst likened to the brief euphoria felt when Iraqi won the Asian Cup in 2007....

The Pope has left Iraq. Is that it?
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I was not an ultramontanist then

When we publish articles defending Pope Francis, some of our critics accuse us of being “ultramontanists.” Another line we frequently hear is, “Where were these guys during the papacies of Benedict XVI and John Paul II?” I can only speak...

I was not an ultramontanist then
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Peter the Rock and Online Catholic Extremism

Starting at 8PM/EST, 5PM/PST! Sunday’s episode of 60 minutes cited a recent survey showing that nearly 20% of white Catholics in the US believe the QAnon conspiracy theory is real. Rachel Amiri is joined by Mike Lewis, David Lafferty, and...

Peter the Rock and Online Catholic Extremism