Pope Francis, the reform of charity
The guidelines for the management of the religious institutes have been outlined in a circular letter signed Aug. 2 by Cardinal Joao Braz de Aviz, Prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life. The letter did not grab media headlines, since the focus was rightly on [...]
Pope Francis: will he be a reformer?
How should the homilies Pope Francis delivers every morning during Mass in Sanctae Marthae Chapel be considered? Are they part of the Pope’s magisterium? Or are they just papal observations made in a private setting?
The problem cannot be underestimated, in a Vatican frantically astounded by a Pope like Francis. When John Paul II [...]
Pope Francis and the risk of trivialization
Pope Francis won everyone over with plain, straightforward and clear homilies. Every morning, Vatican employees rush to outrun each other in order to attend the Mass the Pope celebrates in Domus Sanctae Marthae, where he’s still residing. And everyday L’Osservatore Romano – the Vatican daily newspaper – reports on the Pope’s everyday “parish [...]
Brazil, the challenge of evangelization
The next 18th of September, the Cross of the World Youth Day will be in Sao Paulo, Brazil. For the occasion, there will be a big festival: the preparation for the next World Youth Day (scheduled in Rio de Janeiro, in 2013) will officially begin. There will be big attention for the World [...]
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