Pope Francis’ Homily for the Easter Vigil

Tonight is a night of vigil. The Lord is not sleeping; the Watchman is watching over his people (cf Ps 121:4), to bring them out of slavery and to open before them the way to freedom. The Lord is keeping watch and, by the power of his love, he is bringing his people through the Red Sea. He is also bringing Jesus through the abyss of death and the netherworld. This was a night of vigil for the disciples of Jesus, a night of sadness and fear. The men remained locked in the Upper Room. Yet, the … [Read more...]

Wise Advice from St. Peter Regelado

SAN PEDRO REGELADO © José Luiz Bernardes Ribeiro / , via Wikimedia Commons

Do you remember when Pope Francis spoke of the Church as a field hospital for sinners?  In a September 2013 interview which was published in Jesuit publications worldwide, the Holy Father said: “I see the Church as a field hospital after battle. It is useless to ask a seriously injured person if he has high cholesterol and about the level of his blood sugars! You have to heal his wounds. Then we can talk about everything else. Heal the wounds, heal the wounds. ... And you have to start from the … [Read more...]

Pope Francis Finally Gets His Pizza!

Pope Francis gets his pizza

A few weeks ago, in an interview with the Mexican broadcaster Televisa, Pope Francis expressed his wish that he could wander incognito onto the streets of Rome and get a pizza.  “The only thing I’d like to do,” he said,  “...is to be able to go out one day without anyone recognizing me and go get a pizza.” Well, he finally got his wish!  On his visit this week to the Italian city of Naples, a custom-made pizza was delivered to him in the Popemobile by Enzo Cacialli, co-owner of Pizzeria Don Ern … [Read more...]