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Pope Francis Prays Before Tomb of Blessed John Paul II

Pope Francis First Homily

Vatican City, 3 April 2013 (VIS) – On the eighth anniversary of the death of Blessed John Paul II yesterday, Pope Francis visited his tomb in St. Peter’s Basilica. The Holy Father—accompanied by Cardinal Angelo Comastri, archpriest of the Vatican Basilica, and Monsignor Alfred Xuereb, his personal secretary—prayed for a long while before Blessed John […]

Pope Francis: Secular Media Blatherings

As we are all settling in with our beloved Pope Francis at the helm of the universal ship of Christendom, let’s have a look at what is being said in the secular media, shall we? Oh, and of course, we’ll poke a little fun at them, as good Catholics are known to do. First, the […]

Long Live Pope Francis I!

I am rejoicing at the election of Pope Francis I! Please read and share this article from Catholic News Service. Excerpt: Cardinal Bergoglio has had a growing reputation as a very spiritual man with a talent for pastoral leadership serving in a region with the largest number of the world’s Catholics. Since 1998, he has […]

It is Not Catholic to Say No To the Cross

Caravaggio, Crucifixion of St. Peter

Nothing pains me more than to see Catholics argue that it is right and good for Pope Benedict to say no to the Cross (his cross being infirmity due to age coupled with the duties of the papacy)…and even that the Holy Spirit has instructed him to do so. If the Holy Spirit has told […]