Pope Francis Calls Kiosk Owner in Buenos Aires To Cancel Paper Delivery

So, you’re getting tired of all the “the Pope is just a normal guy” stories? Well, Joe Six-Pack isn’t. Here is the latest one from the Catholic News Service, [Read more...]

What Would the Desert Fathers Think of Pope Francis Blessing the Disabled Man?

Agape in action.

Surely you’ve seen the video of Pope Francis stopping his ride into St. Peter’s Square so he could give a blessing. Deacon Greg shared it earlier, [Read more...]

The Homily of Pope Francis at the Inauguration of His Papal Ministry UPDATED

Pope Francis receiving the Fisherman’s Ring… (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Courtesy of the good folks at Vatican Radio, delivered on the most beautiful day in Rome in weeks. Here it is in its entirety,

Dear Brothers and Sisters, I thank the Lord that I can celebrate this Holy Mass for the inauguration of my Petrine ministry on the solemnity of Saint Joseph, the spouse of the Virgin Mary and the patron of the universal Church. It is a significant coincidence, and it is also the name-day of my venerable predecessor: we are close to him with our prayers, full of affection and gratitude. [Read more...]

The Installation Mass of Pope Francis…

Can be viewed in real time here… [Read more...]

Not That Anyone is Asking, but Hans Küng Approves of Pope Francis’s Election

Not so fast there, Skipper…

Sure, Fr. Hans Küng believes in the dubious problem of overpopulation, and that the birth control pill is the best thing since sliced bread, etc.  But still, you probably didn’t see this tacit endorsement coming. [Read more...]

Among Other Things, Pope Francis Loved Dancing the Tango…

“Yes, I do like to dance, actually…”

Perhaps he could be the first Pontiff to cut the mustard on Dancing With The Stars. [Read more...]

Cardinal Dolan Comments on Pope Francis and the Conclave Vote…

If the video below doesn’t work, see the interviews here at Yahoo!

The Tweet Seen ‘Round the World…UPDATES


Wikipedia is already updated. There are lots of “firsts” here. [Read more...]

Sistine Seagull Stages Sit In, Protesting “Cardinals Only” Conclave.

H/T Deacon Greg Kandra

Update! In disgust, Sistine Seagull flys off in a huff after darkness settled over the Eternal City. Our last report is that the angry bird was continuing to protest by joining a group in a Roman pub crawl. [Read more...]

Dan Browns’ Novels Will Never Be the Same After This…UPDATED

But I thought it was all a big secret…

I’m  talking about the complete digitization of the holdings of the Vatican Library and Archives.  It will come to pass over the next 9 years, or so. [Read more...]


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