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S+L BLOG: Pope Francis



Today, Pope Francis celebrated the 25th anniversary of his Episcopal Ordination as the auxiliary Bishop of Buenos Aires in 1992. And to celebrate the milestone, he presided over a mass in the Pauline Chapel at the Apostolic Palace, con celebrated with cardinals who were present in Rome. During the homily, the pope called the cardinals ...read more
Pope Francis presided over a Mass in the Pauline Chapel of the Apostolic Palace, concelebrated with Cardinals present in Rome, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of his Episcopal Ordination. Below is the working translation of the homily: In the first Reading, we heard how the dialogue continues between God and Abraham, that dialogue ...read more
Interested in Women Deacons? Read what Sebastian Gomes recently wrote on this topic. And the two interviews with Phyllis Zagano: Subject Matters and Witness with Fr. Rosica Either the Church ordains women to everything, or we don’t ordain deacons. There are two questions we have to answer: ‘What is Ordination?’ And ‘What is the Diaconate?’ ...read more
Earlier today, Pope Francis made a pilgrimage to the north of Italy to honor two 20th-century parish priests whose commitment to the poor, challenged many of the faithful to, “step outside their comfort zones”. < Flying to Bozzolo in the region of Lombardy, the pope prayed at the tomb of Fr. Primo Mazzolari, a priest ...read more
Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the First World Day of the Poor 19 November 2017 Let us love, not with words but with deeds 1.“Little children, let us not love in word or speech, but in deed and in truth” (1 Jn 3:18). These words of the Apostle John voice an imperative that ...read more
What’s behind the frame? When Pope Francis is photographed during a papal trip, it’s more than just a simple snapshot. Researchers at the University of Missouri School of Journalism wanted to know what we’re actually seeing in these photographs. By looking at Pope Francis’s apostolic visit to Cuba, they found the cultural background of photojournalists ...read more