Pope Francis raises the monstrance during eucharistic adoration at the end of Mass in the chapel of his Vatican residence, the Domus Sanctae Marthae, May 5, 2020. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
FaithShort Take
Austen Ivereigh
You don’t dialogue with the devil. But if you’re the pope, you might choose to call out the devil’s work.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Part II of an exclusive interview with Bishop Robert McElroy on immigration, the upcoming synod and why the U.S. bishops have not defended the pope against attacks from EWTN.
FaithShort Take
J.D. Long-García
While criticism can go too far, veering into open partisanship and misinformation, calling criticism of the church “the work of the devil” is not an avenue for dialogue.
FaithNews Analysis
Colleen Dulle
How did a Catholic TV station known for its prayer programs get involved in broadcasting attacks on the pope that he felt compelled to publicly denounce as “the work of the devil”?
Attendees examine a poster of Mother Angelica.
FaithVantage Point
James Martin, S.J.
From 1995: Mother Angelica, devout and well-inten­tioned as she may be, has some big problems.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
“I personally deserve attacks and insults because I am a sinner, but the church does not deserve them. They are the work of the devil,” the pope said to the Jesuits of Slovakia on his recent trip.