And everyone runs for their history books!
Oh wait. Not really. [Read more...]
Views of a new Catholic in an old world on the joy and inexhaustible meaning found in the Faith
Joe Six-Pack, USMC here with a little vocabulary lesson, and a heads up on the mission at hand. [Read more...]
Today Pope Francis and the Pope Emeritus met at Castel Gandolfo. In terms of historically rare moments, it doesn’t get much better than this. [Read more...]
..if you are anywhere near Saint Martha’s House (Domus Sanctæ Marthæ), that is. This is one of those cases where the photographs arrive before the backstory*.
He didn’t just sneak in and worship in the back row, though. He celebrated the Mass too… [Read more...]
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...]
More good news regarding relations with our Orthodox brethren. Nat da Polis, of AsiaNews shares it here.
Vatican City (AsiaNews) – The ecumenical patriarch of Constantinople has invited Pope Francis to travel with him to the Holy Land next year to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the embrace between Patriarch Athenagoras and Paul VI, the pioneers of Catholic-Orthodox dialogue. [Read more...]
I’ve shared the thoughts of Heather King in this space a time or two. Unlike me though, Heather is a gifted writer, and one who actually tossed everything from her former life away in order to pursue her writing vocation. Her conversion story is an inspiring example of God’s mercy at work.
The upshot? If you aren’t reading her blog Shirt of Flame, you should be. Consider her post on Pope Francis today as Exhibit A in the case to convince you to read her blog (and her books!). [Read more...]
You’ve heard reports about the fact that the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew’s attendance at the installation of Pope Francis was big news. It would be the first time it had happened in close to a thousand years, we were told. But what if it was the first time ever? [Read more...]
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...]