CAPTION CONTEST: Pope Francis Loses His Hat

Pope Francis loses his zucchetto

I’ve seen this photo popping up around the blogosphere today:  Pope Francis’ zucchetto being swept away by a Roman windburst.  It’s pretty funny—Wouldn’t you like to title it?POST YOUR CAPTION IDEAS in the Comments section, and I’ll announce the winner on Facebook.  *    *    *    * Also in the blogosphere, news of the U.S.-based Papal Foundation’s visit to Rome this week.   About 120 members of the charitable group which supports the Pope’s charitable efforts around the world were received … [Read more...]

Pope Francis Shakes Things Up, Names Advisory Committee on Major Reform of the Curia

View towards Vatican from Statues at Palazzo di Giustizia

And so it begins:  Pope Francis, following through on discussions which were held before his election to the papacy, sets out to reorganize the Roman Curia.According to a communiqué issued this morning by the Vatican’s Secretariat of State, the Holy Father has appointed eight cardinals from around the world to lead the reform of the Roman Curia.  The plan to review Church government was proposed during the General Congregations which preceded last month’s Conclave; and the group will study Po … [Read more...]