Pope Francis entrusts 3 female saints with new relationships between the church and Indigenous peoples
Meeting Indigenous survivors of residential schools in Canada, Pope Francis entrusted them and the journey of truth, healing and reconciliation to three women: St. Anne, Mary and St. Kateri Tekakwitha.
At Mass in Quebec, Pope Francis says the church cannot flee failures, but must reconcile with Indigenous
“The enemy,” or the devil, “wants to paralyze us with grief and remorse, to convince us that nothing else can be done, that it is hopeless to try to find a way to start over,” the pope said.
In a British-built fort on the highest hill in Quebec City, Pope Francis spoke to Canadian government and cultural leaders about the never-ending challenge of multiculturalism.
Celebrating the feast day of Jesus’ grandparents, Pope Francis not only urged people to honor their elders, but he asked them to think about what they will hand on to future generations.
“It seems necessary to make it clear that the ‘Synodal Path’ in Germany does not have the power to compel bishops and the faithful to assume new modes of governance and new approaches to doctrine and morals,” the Vatican said.
In new interview, Pope Francis discusses abortion, the Vatican’s controversial China deal and resignation rumors
In a wide-ranging interview with the Reuters news agency, Pope Francis condemned abortion, dismissed the idea that he’s preparing to resign and said he still hopes to be able to visit Russia and Ukraine in the fall.
Pope Francis releases new letter on liturgy: Catholics need a better understanding of Vatican II’s reforms
The “sense of mystery” Catholics should experience at Mass is not one prompted by Latin or by “creative” elements added to the celebration.
A truly pro-life celebration of overturning Roe v. Wade would involve efforts to pass legislation protecting life, women’s rights and motherhood, said an editorial in the Vatican newspaper.