And now, some advice for engaged couples from the pope

From Vatican Radio: Pope Francis on Wednesday spoke to couples who are engaged to be married and told them not to be superficial as they prepare to enter into a life-long covenant of love. In yet another catechesis dedicated to the family, the Pope chose to speak of the importance of engagement as preparation for [Read More...]

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Pope Francis hasn’t watched TV in 25 years and “I sleep very deeply”

View image | gettyimages.com He made these revelations in an interview with an Argentinian newspaper published Monday. Some highlights, via The Telegraph: Pope Francis has revealed that he has not watched television for 25 years – not even the matches played by his beloved Buenos Aires football team. The South American pontiff said he last [Read More...]

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Must-see video: the future pope gets in trouble

I’ve said it before: this guy slays me. From today’s audience, a great yarn about his childhood that imparts a little truth about our times.  Video is from CNS.   [Read more...]

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NY Times on “The Vatican Spring of Pope Francis”

Some thoughts this morning from New York Times Op-Ed contributor Timothy Egan:  Long after we’ve forgotten what his position is on Catholic doctrine, we will remember the serenity of Pope Francis — his self-deprecating lightness of being. His smile is just shy of goofy; it’s embracing, certainly not the tight facial clench of the seasoned [Read More...]

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Pope repeats the “three words” for happy family life

From Vatican Radio:  Pope Francis at his Wednesday General Audience continued his catechesis on the family, focusing on family life. “Today’s catechesis is like the gateway to a series of reflections on the life of the family, its real life, with its different times and events.” On this gateway, he said, “are written three words, [Read More...]

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“Francis has taken a new course from the one he initially traveled”

An astute observation from Sandro Magister: Until the synod of October 2014, Jorge Mario Bergoglio had repeatedly and in various ways shown encouragement for “openness” in matters of homosexuality and second marriages, each time with great fanfare in the media. Cardinal Kasper explicitly said that he had “agreed” with the pope on his explosive talk [Read More...]

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Castro: “If the Pope continues to speak like this, sooner or later I will return to the Catholic Church”

From CNN:  Cuba has eased its persecution of religion in the last 23 years, but there have been few overtures suggesting the country’s executive office might be finding its faith. That changed Sunday when President Raul Castro said the teachings of Pope Francis had persuaded him not only to take a softer line on religion, [Read More...]

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Pope to Pope: “We are united by the ecumenism of blood”

Pope Francis sent a Message to Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria on Sunday, to mark two years since the Coptic Patriarch’s visit to the Holy See. A snip:  As the second anniversary of our fraternal meeting in Rome is at hand, I wish to express to Your Holiness my prayerful best wishes for your well-being, [Read More...]

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“Bienvenido!” Pope welcomes Raul Castro to the Vatican

Details from AP: Cuban President Raul Castro received a warm welcome at the Vatican Sunday from Pope Francis, who played a key role in the breakthrough between Washington and Havana aimed at restoring U.S.-Cuban diplomatic ties. “Bienvenido!” Francis said in his native Spanish, welcoming Castro in a studio near the Vatican public audience hall. The [Read More...]

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Pope: church is about unity, not forming lobbies

I can’t imagine what he’s talking about, can you? Details:  Pope Francis says discussions within the Church are to seek unity and and it should not be a place where people are always clashing, betraying each other and forming lobbies to win their argument. He said the Holy Spirit helps bring change and moves things [Read More...]

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