Pope to Young Couples: Have Babies, Not Pets

Pope Francis says that married couples should avoid the "bitterness of loneliness" in old age by having babies.During daily Mass with fifteen married couples at the Domus Sancta Marthae on Monday, June 2, the Holy Father cautioned against substituting pets for children.  He told the couples, who had been married from 25 to 50 years, that a successful Christian marriage requires "faithfulness, perseverance and maturity."Religion News Service reported: But he went a step further and … [Read more...]

Pope Francis’ Simplicity vs. Cardinal Bertone’s Elegance: Let’s Clear This Up Once and For All

Inside a small study in the Domus Sancta Marthae with Fr. Wojciech Giertych and Dan Kidd, then president of Guest House

IS POPE FRANCIS UPSET because Cardinal Bertone is moving into a larger residence in Vatican City?According to The Independent, sources claim that Pope Francis is "furious" that Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, retiring from his position as the Vatican's Secretary of State, is creating a lavish home for his retirement.The insinuation is that Pope Francis--who has repeatedly called for a "poorer church" and who has chosen to live in the Domus Sancta Marthae, a "simple guest house", rather than … [Read more...]