In his letter to families, like in “Amoris Laetitia,” Pope Francis paid tribute to the strength and tenacity of couples as they face real difficulties together on the journey of life.
“The Word became flesh in order to dialogue with us,” he insisted. “God does not desire to carry on a monologue, but a dialogue. For God himself—Father, Son and Holy Spirit—is dialogue, an eternal and infinite communion of love and life.”
Catholic men and women formally installed in the new ministry of catechists are not simply religious education teachers but are engaged in “the proclamation and transmission of the faith.”
From a vaccination clinic in the atrium of the Vatican audience hall to a visit to the ancient Iraqi city of Ur, Pope Francis demonstrated throughout 2021 what he means by seeing all people as brothers or sisters.
‘I just want to follow Jesus, and it’s not possible here’: New book uncovers abuse within women’s religious communities
“I can’t live in this situation anymore and I’m afraid of destroying my physical, psychological and spiritual health,” Sister Aleksandra says in “Veil of Silence,” by Salvatore Cernuzio.
The Catholic Church must do a better job instructing priests on what to do if a victim recounts his or her abuse in the confessional and in the unlikely case that an abuser confesses, said Hans Zollner, S.J.
“Journalism is not so much a matter of choosing a profession,” the pope said, “but rather of embarking on a mission, a bit like a doctor, who studies and works to cure evil in the world.”
Pope Francis joins 500 poor pilgrims in Assisi: ‘It is time for the poor to be given back their voice’
With a pilgrim’s staff and mantle, Pope Francis entered Assisi’s Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels with 500 economically or socially disadvantaged people.
Blessed Charles de Foucauld and six other candidates for sainthood finally will be canonized May 15, 2022, the Vatican announced Nov. 9.