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S+L BLOG: Perspectives Daily,Pope Francis



The former head of the Vatican’s doctrine office has denied a recently published story that claims that he was dismissed by Pope Francis due to differences of opinion on doctrinal matters. German media, OnePeterFive, cites a “trustworthy German source” who quoted an “eyewitness” who “apparently” recently sat with Cardinal Müller at lunch and “allegedly” heard the cardinal’s ...read more
As of yesterday, there is officially a 4th pathway to possible sainthood. In a new apostolic letter issued in Rome yesterday, the Pope approved new norms, allowing for candidates to now be considered for sainthood because of the heroic way they freely risked their lives and died, as a result of an extreme act of ...read more
In Venezuela, the country’s bishops are claiming that the Venezuelan government aims to install a “military dictatorship, that is socialist, Marxist and communist.” The Catholic Church in Venezuela and the Venezuelan government have a long history of tension, but the comments by the president of the bishops’ conference refer to a process initiated by Venezuelan ...read more
In Rome today, Pope Francis, before his weekly Angelus, reflected on Matthew’s Gospel passage: “Come to me, all you who are weary & burdened, and I will give you rest.” Although there have been problems and complaints in the past, the Vatican-owned Bambino Gesu Children’s Hospital is working to resolve them. This statement from  Vatican ...read more
Before Fr. Federico Lombardi was appointed to the Holy Press Office in 2006, it was Joaquin Navarro-Valls, who since 1984, was the official voice and spokesperson for the Vatican. Sadly, it was announced yesterday by Vatican spokesperson, Greg Burke that Navarro-Valls passed away on July 5th at age 80 of cancer. Navarro-Valls, was a medical ...read more
Today is Wednesday July 5th and normally I’d bring to you a summary of the Pope’s general audience. But this month, The Pope’s weekly general audiences are on hold and He’ll resume his public audiences again in August. In the meantime however, The Pope has just released his monthly Prayer Intention video. This July, the ...read more