Pope Francis has made a surprise visit to a poor beachside town south of Rome where he went door-to-door blessing families.
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Francis in Fatima: Theologian observes that the 1917 Marian apparition was "breaking into a time of great social upheaval" -- and modern parallels make the upcoming Portugal visit timely.
In Conversation: Josh McElwee explains the significance of Pope Francis' trip to Egypt; Global Sisters Report's Gail DeGeorge and Sr. Michele Morek explain their new project, "The Life."
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Chicago -- "The flack has been enormous," since he accepted New Ways Ministry's invitation, the Lexington bishop says, but LGBT Catholics' "valuable expression of mercy" has inspired him.
Just as it had been for centuries, Egypt can be a sign of hope for those who long for peace, Pope Francis said.
During his weekly general audience May 3, the pope reflected on his recent visit to Egypt and said that because of its religious and cultural heritage as well as its role in the Middle East, Egypt has the task of promoting a lasting peace that "rests not on the law of force but on the force of law."
Distinctly Catholic: No Christian theology can start with the premise that self-interest, enlightened or otherwise, is an appropriate starting point for ethics, Christian or otherwise.
Commentary: Jesus' identity is grounded in truth. And that has something important, and perhaps discomfiting, to say about faith, science and public policy — especially regarding climate change.