FaithNews
Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News Service
Christians must be on guard and avoid the temptation of thinking themselves better than others, an attitude that risks turning the church into a place of “separation and not communion,” Pope Francis said.
A metallic, contemporary-styled cross in the foreground while German bishops sit at long tables in the background.
Politics & SocietyNews
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
In many countries, hundreds or thousands of cases of clerical sexual abuse have made the need for conversion in the church painfully obvious.
FaithPodcasts
Gerard O’ConnellColleen Dulle
“I found it sad that the pope has to defend himself,” Gerard O’Connell said this week on Inside the Vatican. “EWTN is based in the United States. Can not the [U.S.] Catholic bishops’ conference defend the pope on this?”
An LGBT choir sings outside the Pastoral Congress at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin Aug. 23. (CNS photo/Clodagh Kilcoyne, Reuters)
FaithExplainer
James Martin, S.J.
As with much of his pastoral approach overall, the pope’s outreach to L.G.B.T. people can be characterized by the word “accompaniment.”
Arts & CultureIdeas
Jim McDermott
Maybe in this time of uncertainty, fear and doubt, it would be worth recruiting some young people like BTS, Greta Thunberg or Malala Yousafzai to officially join the pope in his fight for the future of our planet.
FaithSpeeches
Pope Francis
Today I would like to speak to you about my Apostolic Journey in Budapest and in Slovakia. I would summarize it as follows: it was a pilgrimage of prayer, a pilgrimage to the roots, a pilgrimage of hope.