Pope’s election changed headlines but decisions loom

Vatican City, Mar 25, 2013 / 06:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- “The election of Pope Francis marked a change in the newspapers headlines regarding the Church,” according to Archbishop Lorenzo Baldisseri, the secretary of the conclave that elected the new pontiff. In a March 20 interview with CNA, Archbishop Baldisseri invited journalists “not to speculate too much” about why the cardinals chose Pope Francis, but he also maintained that “there was a need for a Pope of … [Read more...]

St. Francis’ poverty often misunderstood, priest explains

Berkeley, Calif., Mar 24, 2013 / 06:03 pm (CNA).- Saint Francis of Assisi's concern with poverty was secondary in his life and stemmed from his utter reliance on and love for God, a priest familiar with the saint said. “The usual image of Francis and poverty is skewed...poverty is important, but it is secondary to something else for Francis, which is absolute dependence on God,” Dominican priest Father Augustine Thompson told CNA March 21. While many associate the 13th … [Read more...]