Once Again Francis, Pope and Prophet, Issues Clarion Call for Unity

Christian Unity

Catholics and Evangelicals:  Have you noticed anything different about how we think of one another?When I was a small child, I remember people sometimes speaking of believers from other denominations almost with a hush. It was as though they were “other”—woefully misguided, wrong-headed—and we we should not associate with them.Vatican II did much to change that attitude. Unitatis Redintegratio, the Decree on Ecumenism, had the restoration of unity among all Christians as one of its princi … [Read more...]

A Burgeoning Market for Papal Kitsch


Hoodies, t-shirts, aprons—even doggie apparel.In the wake of the “Pope Francis Effect”, all of these items and more are now available in special Pope Francis editions.Britain’s Catholic Herald reports that since the election of Pope Francis, sales are up 20% for papal gear:  clothing, key rings, tea lights, and various papal paraphernalia.  And indeed, Catholics With Attitude, a custom printery which offers t-shirts in the U.K. and right here in the United States, has a large assortment o … [Read more...]

Vatican Releases Free eBook with Benedict XVI’s Messages – New Links

Benedict XVI

Great news this morning from the Pontifical Council for Social Communications!The Pontifical Council has just published an eBook entitled Benedict XVI: World Communications Day Messages.  The free eBook contains the eight messages released during Pope Benedict’s pontificate.  This first digital release is intended as a test of audience interest; if readers take advantage of the digital format, additional titles will be released in the future.According to the Pontifical Council:The off … [Read more...]