Posts Tagged ‘Pope Francis’

Moses and the Exodus, the Mighty Deeds of God and Us

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Tweet Share Pin1 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble To better understand our Lenten journey of hope toward the Risen Jesus, Pope Francis said in his general audience on Ash Wednesday that we must refer to the fundamental experience of the first Passover and the Exodus from Egypt, which prefigured our definitive salvation in […] [Read more]

Embracing the Mercy of God during Lent

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Tweet Share Pin2 +12 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleYesterday we celebrated the fourth anniversary of the election of Pope Francis as Bishop of Rome, Vicar of Jesus Christ and Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church. The Gospel for the day, Monday of the Second Week of Lent, was from Saint Luke where it is […] [Read more]

Celebrating the Election of Pope Francis: Four Years Later

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Tweet Share Pin2 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Four years ago today, as a result of an ancient process of prayer, silent reflection and an outpouring of the Holy Spirit, Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected Bishop of Rome and thus Successor of the Prince of the Apostles, Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church, […] [Read more]

Happy Birthday Pope Francis!

Friday, December 16th, 2016

Tweet Share Pin1 +13 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Eighty years ago, on December 17, 1936, Jorge Mario Bergoglio was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Little could his working class Italian immigrant parents, Mario and Regina, have imagined that their infant son would grow up to be the 265th Successor of Saint Peter and […] [Read more]

The Enduring Impact of the Papal Visit

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

Tweet Share Pin1 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Nationals Park will always bring back special memories of Pope Benedict XVI’s Mass there in 2008, shortly after it opened. The cheering crowd of 50,000 people in their diversity offered the Holy Father a view of the face of the Church in America, and he […] [Read more]

Celebrating the First Anniversary of the Apostolic Visit of Pope Francis

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Tweet Share Pin4 +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble The visit of Pope Francis one year ago, September 22-24, was electrifying, jubilant and a moment of grace for our local Church, the greater metropolitan community and our nation. Excitement for the Vicar of Christ among us was evident everywhere he went.  It began when […] [Read more]

Pope Francis in Graduation Season

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Tweet Share202 Pin1 +16 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleIf his schedule would allow it – and it is safe to say, it does not – Pope Francis would probably be the most in-demand commencement speaker in the world, sought out by colleges and universities, and probably high schools and elementary schools too, Catholic and […] [Read more]

The Witness of Love

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Tweet Share230 Pin4 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble “Do you love me?” It was just a few weeks ago on Good Friday that we heard Peter’s three-time denial of Jesus while the Lord was being condemned to death. On Sunday at Mass, we picked up the story a couple of weeks after Christ […] [Read more]

The Zika Virus and the Abortion Contagion

Saturday, February 20th, 2016

Tweet Share249 Pin1 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleAn unfortunate side-effect of the Zika virus epidemic has been the eagerness of abortion advocates to spread their pro-abortion contagion to Latin American countries trying to address this public health crisis in a constructive manner. As Pope Francis made clear during his February 18 flight back […] [Read more]

The Ministry of Bishop Manifests Christ’s Presence in the World

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Tweet Share187 Pin +12 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleToday is the traditional day for the celebration of Epiphany, in which the Church recalls how wise men from the east recognized the great Star of Bethlehem as a divine sign and followed this light to find the Lord Jesus. As they undertook their journey to […] [Read more]