Francis in America

May 18, 2015

Vol.212 / No.17
Elizabeth Tenety May 06, 2015

Carolyn Woo did not grow up imagining herself in a leadership role in the Catholic Church. But now she is president and chief executive officer of Catholic Relief Services, the international aid organization that reaches 93 countries and nearly 100 million of the world’s poorest people each ye

Pope Francis opened the Synod of Bishops on the Family with a call for open and sincere discussion of challenges facing the family, and in many ways, the synod delivered that. Yet transcripts of the testimonies given by the half-dozen married couples chosen to speak at the synod reveal that the

Signs Of the Times

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is banking on Pope Francis to be a unifying moral force to get the world onboard in the fight against global warming. He spoke at the Vatican on April 28 at an international gathering about the moral dimensions of climate change and sustainable development. “

Edward Glynn, S.J. May 06, 2015

In Fallen Leaves Will Durant best known for the best-selling History of Philosophy and popular 14-volume History of Civilization seeks to express ldquo how I feel now that I have one foot in the grave about those ultimate riddles I dealt with so recklessly years ago hellip rdquo including li

Signs Of the Times

Defining Blessed Junípero Serra as a “working-class missionary,” Archbishop José H. Gómez of Los Angeles said the 18th-century Franciscan deserves to be made a saint and to have his record as a defender of native peoples made known. Pope Francis’ announcement that he will canoni

Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J. May 06, 2015

A portrait of the church Pope Francis will encounter in the United States this September.

Pope Francis’ penchant for cold-calling Catholics has become a well-known sign of his warmth, candor and attention to individuals. And although not everyone can expect to receive a personal phone call from the pope it does not hurt to be prepared. So we asked a few members of the fai