Commentary: I buck myself up with a reminder that Catholicism is much bigger than the latest scandal or headline. The church is an ancient, beautiful and flawed vessel that has carried the best and worst of humanity over the centuries.
On the first-ever World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly July 25, Pope Francis will be elevating a theme he has sought to promote throughout his papacy: how "old age is a gift" and how the elderly link generations.
The Francis Chronicles: Pope Francis' September trip to Hungary and Slovakia features a jam-packed schedule that shows he has no intention of slowing down despite his recent recovery from colon surgery.
Signs of the Times: Despite the recent decision of Pope Francis to curtail celebration of the Latin Mass, we are not going to see it disappear anytime soon for a simple reason: Local bishops can and will still permit it.