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Pope Francis Stretches Hand to Asian Christians

Pope Francis Stretches Hand to Asian Christians

Pope Francis stretched a hand out to Asian Christians during his homily Sunday at the Asian Youth Day. Speaking in Seoul, South Korea, the Pope extended his hand to the Church in China and North Korea, too. While in South Korea, Francis beatified 124 Korean martyrs, most of whom were murdered for converting from Confucianism in […]

Pope Francis Uses His Platform for Good

Pope Francis Uses His Platform for Good

Pope Francis is shifting things in the Catholic faith and in the world for good. His leadership is bringing a much needed reformation in the Catholic Church, as his example  is putting the focus back on doing more work outside of the church rather than just keeping the good works stored inside of the church. […]

Pope Francis Repeating Interview History

Pope Francis Repeating Interview History

Pope Francis’ most recent interview with the Italian publication La Repubblica has caused waves with the pontiff’s remarks about priestly celibacy and pedophilia. But criticism from  Vatican spokespersons has cast suspicion on the interviewer’s accuracy and led to a case of deja vu for many observers. This is not the first interview the Argentine rockstar-pope […]

Pope Francis Begs Forgiveness for Church Sexual Abuse

Pope Francis Begs Forgiveness for Church Sexual Abuse

In a moment of extreme contrition, Pope Francis begged forgiveness from victims of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic Church clergymen. The Pontiff delivered his message of guilt and sorrow on Monday in a homily at a Mass with adult victims of sexual crimes. Cases of sexual abuse by members of the Church have been discovered […]

Pope Proclaims No More Pedophilic Priests

Pope Proclaims No More Pedophilic Priests

Pope Francis has declared an end to pedophilia and other such sexual abuse committed by priests in the Catholic Church, proclaiming that there will be no more tolerance for the sexual abuse of children. Although cases of sexual abuse in Catholic churches are not statistically as abundant as acts of pedophilia outside church, there is […]

Pope Francis Politics Problem

Pope Francis Politics Problem

There has been a lot of discussion about the historical importance of Pope Francis’ canonization of two previous and greatly influential popes – John XXIII and John Paul II – and that discussion has ranged from highly critical to rapturously euphoric. But while the history that has been made is evident, the politics at play […]

Pope John Paul II to Be Canonized by the Vatican as a Saint

Pope John Paul II to Be Canonized by the Vatican as a Saint

Pope John Paul II will soon be canonized by the Vatican as a saint. At the John Paul II Sanctuary in his hometown of Krakow, scores of people have lined up to kiss a golden reliquary containing a few drops of his blood. The cathedral like shrine was constructed after his death in 2005. For […]

Italian Man Killed by Falling Crucifix

Italian Man Killed by Falling Crucifix

An Italian man was killed after he was crushed by a piece of falling crucifix which had been erected in honor of Pope John Paul II in a northern part of Italy. Marco Gusmini, age 21, died instantly and another man, badly injured, was rushed to a nearby hospital, reported the Italian media. The 100 […]

Pope Francis Resurrects the Catholic Church

Pope Francis Resurrects the Catholic Church

Pope Francis has done more to resurrect the Catholic Church in his short time at the helm than those who came before him have been able to accomplish. Many are praising this Easter Sunday as a day of their own rebirth as they celebrate the rebirth of Jesus Christ. Catholic leadership has done more to damage the image of the […]

Good Friday Observance Has Filipinos Being Crucified

Good Friday Observance Has Filipinos Being Crucified

Roman Catholics in the Philippines celebrated Holy Week in an intriguing way once again this year. Filipinos in the northern provinces of the country observed Good Friday by being crucified. As part of an annual re-enactment, Roman Catholics primarily in the Pampanga province of the Philippines allowed actors fully clad in the garb of ancient Roman […]

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