The Pope Hates Paperwork, Too!

Pope Francis seated at his very neat desk

Pope Francis hates paperwork--and so do I!  There, I've said it!Coupons and junk mail, charitable requests, newspapers, recipe cards, tattered photos, invitations, memos and correspondence, stacks of books and press releases, newspaper clippings for my "idea" file....  My desk is a mess.  So is my kitchen counter.  So is my bedside table.But today I enjoy a respite from guilt, after learning that Pope Francis doesn't like the busywork either.The Catholic Herald reported today about th … [Read more...]

Catholics, Anglicans and Muslims Come Together to Oppose Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking - Vatican Event

Human trafficking is everyone's problem.  In a groundbreaking collaboration, representatives of Catholic, Anglican and Muslim communities came together on Monday, March 17, in the Vatican Press Office to launch an initiative aimed at fighting human trafficking.  The Global Freedom Network , which will be based in the Vatican, will enable the different faith communities to work closely together to fight trafficking.  The collaboration agreement was signed by:Catholic Bishop Marcelo Sa … [Read more...]

Priest, Prophet, King: Fr. Robert Barron’s Newest Teaching Series

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Father Robert Barron, whose excellent book and breathtaking video series Catholicism earned raves when it was introduced three years ago, has a new film and study series ready for use in your parish.  I reviewed Catholicism for Patheos back in 2011, before I was a regular blogger on the site.Today, Word on Fire Ministries has released the video trailer for a new, six-part film and study program, Priest, Prophet King.  This new series, filmed in high-definition at Mundelein Seminary,  co … [Read more...]