With the world resting on the edge of nuclear war due to the increased aggression of North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-un, Pope Francis departed on his 22nd papal voyage to Chile with a heart full of concern about the prospects of a nuclear holocaust.
Even though Catholics comprise just over one percent of the population of Myanmar, the faithful flocked to Yangon today to greet Pope Francis as he begins a six-day visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh.
As we enter the holiday season, when the culture wars become especially obvious, yesterday’s homily by Pope Francis, about why we must resist those who want to impose a “new way” of life on us that relegates God to the sidelines, becomes particularly timely.
During today’s General Audience, Pope Francis went off-script to scold people who use cellphones during Mass to take pictures, calling this behavior a distraction that takes our focus away from the Eucharist.
While speaking at the World Congress on Child Dignity in the Digital World in Rome last Friday, Pope Francis implored participants to do more to protect children from sexual exploitation on the Internet.
A Colombian woman who was the victim of a severely disfiguring acid attack and who planned to end her life later this month changed her mind on the spot after speaking with Pope Francis.
Speaking before thousands who gathered in St. Peter’s Square to celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary today, Pope Francis reminded that God can only do great things in us if we become humble like Mary.
Pope Francis issued a Motu proprio earlier this week in which he declared a new category of Christian life which will now be suitable for consideration of beatification – the “offering of life, or oblatio vitae, which occurs when a person dies prematurely because they have offered their life for love of God and neighbor.