Someone brought a dog to mass at my parish this weekend. It lay smack in the middle of the main aisle, forcing parishioners to edge around it.
By removing Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller as head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Francis neutralized one of the few princes of the church whose job it was to call out the pope for his seemingly endless appetite for doctrinal change.
It is fitting that Mother Teresa is being canonized in the Jubilee Year of Mercy declared by Pope Francis.
Canonization is the process by which the Catholic Church solemnly proclaims that a holy person becomes inscribed on the list (i.e. the canon) of those persons who may be venerated publicly in the liturgy of the Catholic Church.
I will never forget the day in early August 1989 when Mother Teresa came to the Albanian Embassy in Rome to receive her first visa…
Mother Teresa will be canonized a saint on Sunday, September 4 — about 20 years after her passing.
It is a perfectly reasonable observation to say young people treat marriage more casually today than they did in the past.
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said in an interview with The Associated Press that he met with Pope Francis.
What if Pope Francis is popular precisely because he is less Catholic than his two immediate predecessors?
Pope Francis is able to speak religious language and offer religious gestures in a way that impels the imagination to see beyond itself.