Elton John Wants to Meet His Hero, the Pope

Pope Francis has brought "hope and change" to the 21st century. At least that's what Elton John thinks. The musician, who is announced this week that he is planning to meet Russian president Vladimir Putin, would also like to meet Pope Francis. His agenda for each meeting: to promote homosexual rights.Speaking on BBC Radio 4, Sir John expressed his view that Pope Francis is pushing hard against the African cardinals and bishops who fought at the recent synod to defend longstanding Church … [Read more...]

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No Changes Yet in Roman Curia, Pope Confirms in New Letter

Last week, word broke that Pope Francis had established a new dicastery, essentially streamlining the bureaucracy by uniting under one head three major concerns of the Church: namely, the laity, the family, and the life issues.On October 22, during the afternoon session of the Synod of Bishops on the family, Pope Francis announced to the synod fathers gathered that he would combine the work of two pontifical councils and a pontifical academy:"I have decided to establish a new … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis Apologizes for…. Well, for Everything.

At his Wednesday General Audience today in St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis set aside his planned remarks and delivered an off-the-cuff apology. "Before beginning my catechesis," he said,"...I would like--in the name of the Church--to ask your forgiveness for the scandals which have occurred recently, both in Rome and at the Vatican."To what scandals, exactly, was he referring? Most certainly, he was inspired to apologize by the reading of the day, drawn from the readings of the d … [Read more...]

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