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Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the papal nuncio to the United States, gets plenty of questions about Pope Francis.
A March 27 discussion at Georgetown University, sponsored by the university's Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life, was no exception. The nuncio, who sat onstage with John Carr, the initiative's director, was asked about the pope's key issues and his impact in the four years since his election.
Spiritual Reflections: We may be people who wonder what God might be up to. We may choose to allow authorities to give us the answers.
Our Lenten Journey: "Silence" takes us on a journey, leaving us with a sense of mystery and questions about the choices the characters make, their doubt and faith.
The Peace Pulpit: We have to listen to God in the Word that we hear every week. We have to receive God into our hearts through our Eucharist.
NCR Today: Fred is caring for Jeanne in a new frontier in their marriage, and his respect for and attention to her are both heartwarming and heartbreaking.
Distinctly Catholic: The account of the Jesus' interaction with woman at the well illustrates why the view of conservatives who challenge Pope Francis' teaching on marriage and family is so impoverished.
Spiritual Reflections: Our faith is based on a personal encounter with Christ, bubbling over into joyful expressions of our being so loved.
When St. Patrick's Day falls on a Friday, as it does about every seven years, the Lenten rule requiring Catholics to abstain from meat on Fridays collides with the long-held tradition of eating corned beef and cabbage.
Witches don't really exist, so they can do no harm, Pope Francis told a young girl, but gossip, sin and evil exist and they hurt people every day.
"What frightens me?" the pope asked, repeating the question posed by Sara, one of the children at the Rome parish of St. Magdalene of Canossa. "I'm frightened when a person is bad; the wickedness of people" is scary.