Vestment alert: Bergoglio in fiddleback

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Vatican releases official photograph of Pope Francis

From the Vatican news site Facebook page: Dear friends, we show you the official photo of Pope Francis, with his signature. In the crucifix is the image of Jesus the “good shepherd”, carrying the sheep on his shoulders, with the flock following him. N.B.: no mozzetta, no stole, no gold. [Read more…]

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Pope Francis to celebrate Holy Thursday Mass at juvenile prison—UPDATED

Our surprising new pope continues to surprise. From Vatican Radio:  It was announced by the Holy See Press Office on Thursday that Pope Francis will celebrate the Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper at the juvenile prison ‘Casal del Marmo’ in Rome, the same facility visited by Pope Benedict XVI in 2007. The Mass [Read More…]

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Another Catholic newspaper folds

Details:  The Catholic Northwest Progress, a newspaper published for more than a century by the Seattle archdiocese, will cease publication on June 27 and be replaced by a ten-times-a-year magazine from Michigan that will focus on evangelization, the Archdiocese of Seattle quietly announced. “Subscriptions for The Progress have declined steadily over the past four decades: [Read More…]

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Report: Francis and Bartholomew may travel to Holy Land together

Details: The ecumenical patriarch of Constantinople has invited Pope Francis to travel with him to the Holy Land next year to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the embrace between Patriarch Athenagoras and Paul VI, the pioneers of Catholic-Orthodox dialogue. During their private meeting, Bartholomew and Francis explored possible paths towards unity, including theological dialogue, environmental [Read More…]

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Bergoglio’s ministry of mercy: “He was the only Catholic cleric to visit Podestá in the hospital…”

It concerns  Jerónimo José Podestá, an Argentine bishop who left the priesthood to marry. One person remembers this striking detail: [Bergoglio]  has been classed as a conservative. But a different picture has been painted by one of Bergoglio’s friends, a radical feminist and Catholic called Clelia Luro, who is about as far to the left [Read More…]

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Pope speaks of ecumenism, the “walk towards unity” and welcomes patriarch as “Andrew”

Some details, from CNS: For the good of all people, the care of the poor and the future of the Earth, religions must cooperate in reminding modern men and women that God exists and has a plan for their lives and their behavior, Pope Francis said. “The Catholic Church knows the importance of promoting friendship [Read More…]

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Maria Shriver on St. Francis

A famous woman from a rich family reports on a famous saint from a rich family in her unexpected appearance on the TODAY show Monday. [Read more…]

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St. Oscar Romero?

Some think his chances have just improved.  From CNS: Salvadoran clergy are hopeful that the canonization of Archbishop Oscar Romero, murdered while celebrating Mass March 24, 1980, during El Salvador’s civil war, will move forward under the church’s first Latin American pope. “We are in the best of circumstances. The time is ripe for a [Read More…]

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“It’s the pope on line 1…”

Get used to it.  More than a few people might be hearing that in the months to come, according to Rocco: Things will remain eventful… and as further evidence of how much Pope Francis is jamming into the shredder of Vatican protocol, the Catholic world might want to start getting used to a six-word phrase bound to [Read More…]

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The pope as CEO: a leading management consultant on Pope Francis’ leadership style

An alert reader sent this my way: it’s an e-mail from Patrick Lencioni, who runs The Table Group, a management consulting firm: The Papacy is a singular, unique position, one that can’t really be compared to any other leadership role. Still, the events last week surrounding the election of Pope Francis brought to mind three [Read More…]

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As seminarian, Jorge Bergoglio struggled with celibacy

From an interview the new pope gave last year: When I was a seminarian, I was dazzled by a girl I met at an uncle’s wedding. I was surprised by her beauty, her intellectual brilliance… and, well, I was bowled over for quite a while. I kept thinking and thinking about her. When I returned [Read More…]

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Would the US State Department consider “monitoring” the election of a pope?

Check out this snippet from last Friday’s daily briefing with reporters. The briefer is Victoria Nuland. I think they were kidding.  But these days, it’s hard to tell. QUESTION: Vatican. MS. NULAND: What about the Vatican? QUESTION: Well, do you regard it as a free and fair exercise in electing a leader of a country? MS. NULAND: We did [Read More…]

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Pope greets Jesuit superior general: “He insisted I treat him like any other Jesuit”

A statement from Jesuit Superior General Father Adolfo Nicholas, following yesterday’s meeting with his fellow Jesuit, Pope Francis: “At the personal invitation of the Pope Francis, I went to the Santa Marta House, which had been used for the Cardinals present at the Conclave, at 5:30 p.m. He was at the entrance and received me [Read More…]

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Beautiful video: the moment the pope stopped the popemobile

This morning, in the middle of the biggest day of his life, he got out to bless a disabled man in St. Peter’s Square.  Watch below. [Read more…]

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Pope Francis’ homily at inauguration Mass: “Let us be protectors of creation”

The full text of today’s homily, from the Vatican: Dear Brothers and Sisters, I thank the Lord that I can celebrate this Holy Mass for the inauguration of my Petrine ministry on the solemnity of Saint Joseph, the spouse of the Virgin Mary and the patron of the universal Church. It is a significant coincidence, [Read More…]

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TV’s “The Bible”: “Hollywood will never be the same after this”

Every New Yorker’s paper of record—the Post!—dissects the phenomenal popularity of the hit cable series:  ‘The Bible” is a phenomenon all over again. The miniseries — which has been airing over five Sunday nights with its finale neatly planned for Easter night — has shaken up the TV world. It’s drawing more than 12 million [Read More…]

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Mass appeal: some details of tomorrow’s papal inauguration—UPDATED

A few choice nuggets:  Regarding the beginning of the ceremony, the Pope, once having entered the Basilica, will head to the Confession (St. Peter’s tomb under the high altar) while trumpets will announce the “Tu es Petrus”. The Pope will venerate the tomb of St. Peter, together with the Patriarchs and Major Archbishops of the [Read More…]

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