Pope Francis to populist leaders: Do not use the cross for political purposes

The pope’s message on the meaning of the cross resonated with the Greek Catholic community, whose members suffered harsh persecution and were prohibited to exist under Czechoslovakia’s Communist rule from 1948 to 1989.

Pope Francis: Which of you knows the exact date of your baptism?

Baptism is not merely an external rite. Those who receive it are transformed deep within, in their inmost being, and possess new life.
I know what you are thinking—a decadent spectacle of wealth, really, that’s what the church needs right now? But hear me out.
Jim McDermottSeptember 16, 2021

August 2, 2021

Pope Francis challenged Catholics to read Dante this year. Let’s do it together.

Reading the Divine Comedy together provides an occasion to re-envision God’s grace, to cultivate our desire and duty to help one another.

The afterlife is having a moment. ‘Beyond’ will help Christians and nonbelievers alike discuss what lies beyond the grave.

With her new book 'Beyond,' Catherine Wolff mixes well-written impressionistic summaries of various religious perspectives with personal anecdotes to answer the age-old question of what lies beyond the grave.

Most prison shows present problems for Catholics. But ‘Time’ defies the stereotypes of the genre.

The show presents a radical, eminently Catholic conviction: that men and women in jail are not “convicts,” but human beings on the same journey of sin, mercy and redemption.