Media Roundup of America’s Pope Francis Interview Aftermath

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Over at their website, America Magazine has a terrific roundup of all of the interviews, essays, shows and punditry which followed last week’s publication of the Jesuits’ interview with Pope Francis. If you’d like to catch up on anything you missed, this is the place to go to read all of the “takes” in one [Read More...]

Praying for Kenya’s Mall Victims by Name

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All too often, we rush past catastrophes half a world away with hardly a thought. We may pause to pray for them in fleeing moments, but quickly we forget, caught up in our daily busyness. I’m not casting any stones here — I’m guilty of feeling horrible when such tragic acts of violence happen but [Read More...]

Prayers for Pakistan

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With yesterday’s horrific attack on a church in Pakistan, we pray for all in harm’s way, but especially for those Christians being persecuted around the world: PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A pair of suicide bombers detonated their explosives outside a historic church in northwestern Pakistan on Sunday, killing 75 people in the deadliest-ever attack on [Read More...]

St. Malo’s Chapel on the Rock Remains Untouched in Colorado Flooding

This video shows the remarkable St. Malo, the “Chapel on the Rock” — untouched even in the midst of the recent, horrific flooding in Colorado: My favorite image in the video? The site of the trailhead where Blessed John Paul II visited on August 13, 1993, untouched amidst so much devastation in the area. For [Read More...]

Sweet Tweets for 9/20/13: Avoiding the “Selfie” Mentality

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I think I’m pretty tuned in to social media, but every week when I receive John Clem’s list of “Sweet Tweets”, I never cease to be amazed at some of the “big news” that I miss along the way. It’s also fascinating to look at these posts from week to week and ponder how much [Read More...]

James Martin, S.J. Speaks with CNN about America’s Pope Francis Interview

Fr. Jim Martin answers interesting questions from CNN on the news of the day — the Pope Francis interview. I didn’t know until I listened to Fr. Martin that this interview was published simultaneously in 16 Jesuit periodicals today. Please watch the full interview — less than four minutes — for a well-informed Jesuit perspective [Read More...]

THE Pope Francis Interview: What Would You Ask?

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By now, the blogosphere is chock full of “takes” on that amazing America Magazine interview with Pope Francis. Major kudos to Fr. Matt Malone, S.J., America’s Editor in Chief (who explains the interview process here), Fr. Antonio Spadaro, S.J. of Civiltà Cattolica, and the entire team behind this groundbreaking 10,000+ word look inside the mind and heart [Read More...]

Pope Francis: The Church is Our Merciful Mother

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From today’s General Audience catechesis with Pope Francis: Video Link During his Audience catechesis Pope Francis returned to the theme of the “Church as our Mother”, by reflecting on all that our earthly mothers do, live and suffer for their children. He noted, that our mothers show us, through their tenderness and love, the correct [Read More...]

Mass of Consolation in Washington D.C.

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From the USCCB: Tuesday, September 17 at 12:10pm EDT Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, District of Columbia In the wake of the shootings at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington will be the principal celebrant and homilist at a Mass for Consolation and Healing at St. [Read More...]

Praying for Navy Yard Shooting Victims

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As we watch the tragedy at the Washington Navy Yard continue to unfold, let’s pray together for the shooting victims and their loved ones, as well as for the safety of those law enforcement personnel involved in the tragedy. Heavenly Father, we pray for the repose of the souls of those lost in today’s tragedy [Read More...]


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