Pope Francis’ Quote of the Day: “God Has Bestowed on Me a Healthy Dose of Unawareness”

Photo:  LA NACION / Elisabetta Piqué

You've just got to love it.  In an exclusive interview with the Argentinian newspaper LA NACION, Pope Francis explained why he remains unflustered by all the talk about everything he does and says.  "I just do what I have to do.  From the start," he said, "I said to myself, 'Jorge, don't change, just keep on being yourself, because to change at your age would be to make a fool of yourself.'" In the wide-ranging interview, the pope acknowledged some difficulties which have slowed his intended re … [Read more...]

“COME TO DETROIT!”: Catholic School Leads Letter-Writing Campaign to Pope Francis

Fr. Thomas Rosica receives letters written by Detroit students to Pope Francis

Last spring, when word first leaked out that Pope Francis might be coming to America in September 2015, students at Detroit's Cristo Rey High School launched a campaign to invite the pontiff to Detroit.Not content to include only their own invitations, Cristo Rey students asked students at three Detroit elementary schools--Gesu, Holy Trinity and Holy Redeemer--to write letters, as well.  They started a Facebook page, “Let’s Bring Pope Francis to Detroit in 2015,” which is being followed b … [Read more...]

BREAKING: Head of the Swiss Guard Removed From Post

Swiss Guard Commandant Daniel Anrig

Daniel Anrig, commandant of the Swiss Guard, will no longer serve in that post, effective the end of next month.That is the announcement which was published today in L'Osservatore Romano, the Vatican's official newspaper.Although no explanation was provided, The Telegraph reports that it's widely believed Pope Francis prefers a "warmer, more inclusive style of governance" and found the commander's manner overly strict and "Teutonic."  According to The Telegraph's Nick Squires, reporting … [Read more...]