Pope Francis on the Cover of TIME…. And 13 Other Magazines

Time Magazine "Person of the Year"

Deacon Greg Kandra brought this up: Just how many times are we going to see Pope Francis smiling from the cover of a magazine as we pass through the supermarket checkout line?  Wow, he’s right!Pope Francis was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year, and he was featured on the cover of this week’s issue of the magazine.Then he was featured in the New Yorker magazine, and there he was again, smiling at us from the front cover.And again!  This time he was named “Person of the Year” … [Read more...]

Pope Francis’ Christmas Gift to Rome’s Poor: Phone Cards and Metro Tickets

Missionary Sisters of Charity welcome pilgrims and the needy to one of their helping centers

Pope Francis has been making a list and checking it twice. On his first Christmas as Pope, the Holy Father is giving 2,000 prepaid telephone cards and 4,000 day tickets for the Metro, Rome’s underground rail system, to Rome’s poorest and most marginalized citizens.Archbishop Konrad Krajewski, Almoner of His Holiness, will deliver 2,000 envelopes to locations and shelters in Rome where aid is offered by the Sisters of Mother Teresa of Calcutta and by volunteers.  The Sisters and volun … [Read more...]