Pope Francis

The Editors August 10, 2018
The unborn and the condemned have the same right to life, and all citizens, especially Catholics, have a duty to defend that right.
Stephen P. White August 09, 2018
Immorality destroys the Gospel; sin—yours and mine—is precisely what puts people in the field hospital to begin with.
Pope Francis speaks during his general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican Aug. 8. Also pictured is Archbishop Georg Ganswein, prefect of the papal household. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) 
Christians today can fall into the temptation of creating their own idols, Pope Francis tells an audience including the musician Sting.
Sister Helen Prejean, a Sister of St. Joseph of Medaille, and an advocate for the abolition of the death penalty, is pictured in a 2010 photo in Geneva. (CNS photo/Salvatore Di Nolfi, EPA)
Kevin Clarke August 03, 2018
“The huge thing,” she said, is the recognition by the church of “the inviolable dignity even of guilty people who have done terrible crimes.”
Father Chris Ponnet, chaplain at the St. Camillus Center for Spiritual Care in Los Angeles, speaks during a rally protesting the death penalty in Anaheim, Calif., Feb. 25, 2017. (CNS photo/Andrew Cullen, Reuters) 
Michael J. O’Loughlin August 03, 2018
Pope Francis has revised the church’s catechism to state that the death penalty is no longer admissible.
Catholic News Service August 02, 2018
The pope met Aug. 1 with about two dozen European Jesuits currently involved in the order's formation process. They had been talking about communication and one asked Pope Francis how they can meaningfully communicate with unemployed young people when, as Jesuits, they will never know what it means