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Pope Francis’ Raffle Gives Compassion a Personal Touch

Pope Francis’ Raffle Gives Compassion a Personal Touch

Pope Francis put feet to his faith today, demonstrating the biblical admonition that it is “more blessed to give than to receive” by raffling off several personal gifts to give compassion for the poor a personal touch. The pontiff has built a reputation for concern for the poor since taking over the reins at the […]

Pope Francis Poised to Tackle Climate Change in 2015

Pope Francis Poised to Tackle Climate Change in 2015

Pope Francis is poised to tackle climate change in 2015 with an agenda that will include a series of speeches, summit appearances, and an aggressive call-to-arms for the world’s Catholics. According to sources, the pontiff wants to have a direct influence on the vital United Nations (U.N.) Climate Conference that is scheduled a year from now […]

Pope Francis’ Successful US-Cuba Negotiations Add to His Public Profile

Pope Francis’ Successful US-Cuba Negotiations Add to His Public Profile

Pope Francis played a key role in the successful recent negotiations between the U.S and Cuba, adding another reason for his growing public appeal. U.S. president Barack Obama said on Wednesday that the pontiff issued a personal communication to both President Obama and Cuban president Raul Castro, urging them to resolve the case of five […]

Pope Francis Against Greed

Pope Francis Against Greed

Pope Francis spoke against greed last week when he informed world leaders to take care of those who are hungry and poor in the world. He said failure to do so would lead to the destruction of the world. He was speaking at the 2nd International Conference on nutrition in Rome. The pope expressed disappointment to […]

Pope Francis Invites Legendary Rocker to Play Vatican Concert

Pope Francis Invites Legendary Rocker to Play Vatican Concert

Over the weekend, Pope Francis made another decision that some could classify as another progressive and unconventional one. The Pontiff announced that rock legend Patti Smith would be playing in the Vatican Christmas concert known as the Concerto di Natale, to be televised in Rome on Christmas Eve next month. Joining a show with 18 […]

Halloween and Reformation

Halloween and Reformation

Halloween and Reformation Day have a connection to each other beyond sharing October 31 on the calendar. October 31, 1517 is the believed date Martin Luther, a Catholic monk, nailed the 95 Theses to the doors of the Wittenberg Castle church in Germany that would spark what the Reformation. The monk was confronting a number […]

Pope Francis: Will the Church Join the 21st Century on Social Issues?

Pope Francis: Will the Church Join the 21st Century on Social Issues?

Pope Francis’ mission to modernize and reform the Roman Catholic Church may have been dealt a blow on Saturday, after proposals for wider acknowledgement and acceptance of the LGBT community and remarried Catholics, who have been divorced, were water downed in the final revised document on the Church’s stance regarding families. This setback raises the central question […]

Ariana Grande Renounced Catholicism in Support of Gay Brother

Ariana Grande Renounced Catholicism in Support of Gay Brother

Pop princess Ariana Grande reportedly gave up Catholicism in support of her gay brother, Frankie Grande. In a recent interview conducted with The Sunday Telegraph, the singer details the journey of how she eventually came to terms that the religion was no longer for her, especially when she found out the church informed her brother […]

Setback for Pope Francis on Gay Statement

Setback for Pope Francis on Gay Statement

In what is being called a setback for Pope Francis, the midterm document from the synod has had language regarding gays and lesbians removed after conservative bishops blocked its inclusion. After failing to receive the needed two-thirds majority in a vote, the controversial paragraph was removed leaving some progressives unhappy and disappointed. The document is […]

Pope Francis Believes in Angels?

Pope Francis Believes in Angels?

Pope Francis believes in angels and has proclaimed that everyone should listen to them. The pontiff told followers at the Vatican that everybody has a guardian angel helping them to get through life. He went on to refer to them as “traveling companions.” Moreover, His Excellency said angels were not imaginary and people should start heeding […]

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. […]

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