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The Vatican Is Going to Be Participating in SXSW - Tech.Co

When you go to SXSW, you expect to run into someone famous. Whether it's a movie star debuting a brand new film or a musician hitting one of the many stages at the Austin conference, celebrities are typically on the menu. But if you were expecting the ...and more »

Is Francis actually backsliding on punishing abuse? - National Catholic Reporter (blog)

Pope Francis arrives to celebrate Mass at St. Mary Josefa Parish in Rome Feb. 19. (CNS/Paul Haring). The headline was alarming: "Pope Francis quietly trims sanctions for sex abusers seeking mercy." The reporter, Nicole Winfield of The Associated Press ...and more »

Pope to visit South Sudan - euronews

Pope Francis has made a surprise announcement saying he wants to make a trip to famine-struck, war-torn South Sudan, but not on his own. Now Reading: Pope to visit South Sudan. Share Video. http://www.euronews.com/2017/02/27/pope-to-visit-south-sudan ...and more »

Pope Francis 'studying possibility' of South Sudan visit - Vatican Radio

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has said his staff is “studying the possibility” of a visit to South Sudan. He said the reason was that “the Anglican, Presbyterian, and Catholic” bishops of South Sudan had come to ask him: “Please, come to South Sudan ...and more »

Pope Francis calls us to action - National Catholic Reporter (blog)

Attendees cheer a statement about justice for immigrants Feb. 16 during a the opening program of the U.S. regional World Meeting of Popular Movements in Modesto, Calif. (CNS photo/Dennis Sadowski). You may not have heard about it, but it was a big deal ...and more »

Pope Francis Visits Anglican Parish in Rome - National Catholic Register

Feb. 26 event was first time a Roman pontiff has set foot in an Anglican parish inside his own Diocese of Rome. Elise Harris/CNA/EWTN News. VATICAN CITY — During his Sunday visit to Rome's Anglican parish of All Saints, Pope Francis voiced gratitude ...and more »

Is it time for Catholic Churches to become sanctuaries? - Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Christianity was born in the midst of some pretty serious resistance to the laws of state. As Tertullian's oft-quoted line goes, “The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church.” The tradition of putting the Gospel ahead of fidelity to the laws of ...and more »

A beautiful Church for the poor - Catholic Herald Online

Post-Vatican II ugliness coincided with a collapse in the Church's ministry to the marginalised. When beauty returns, so will Catholicism's universal appeal. Play. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 15:53 — 29.1MB). Subscribe: Apple ...and more »

Francis becomes first pope to visit Rome's Anglican church - Catholic Herald Online

Francis and an Anglican bishop prayed side-by-side Sunday afternoon at All Saints Church in central Rome. Bishop Robert Innes welcomed Francis by praising the Roman Catholic leader for his solidarity with refugees and migrants. Anglicans split from ...and more »

Francis urges priests to 'welcome' cohabitating couples in the 'style of the Gospel' - Lifesite

ROME, February 27, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) -- Pope Francis urged parish priests participating in a Vatican-run course titled the “New Marriage Procedure” to “welcome” cohabitating couples living in fornication who “prefer to live together without getting ...and more »