Pope Francis: “I Join the March for Life With My Prayers”

The media's love affair with Pope Francis may have just ended.Left-leaning journalists who thought he was going to be soft on the issues must have been disappointed when today, the Pope tweeted: "I join the March for Life in Washington with my prayers.  May God help us respect all life, especially the most vulnerable." In late 2013, Pope Francis drew criticism from some conservatives and praise from pro-abortion forces, when he said that the Church should not emphasize its teaching on … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis Having “One of Those Days”

Did you ever stop to think how much of the Pope's life is lived in the public eye?  I mean, his every move is going to be filmed and photographed!  How he must relish the down time when he can retreat to his quarters and read....This from Catholic News Service:  Popes have ordinary moments, too. He had just finished delivering his blessing at the end of his catechesis at the Wednesday general audience. The 77-year-old pope first rubbed his eyes, then his face. It was essentially the pope’s f … [Read more...]

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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...]

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