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Pope Francis tightens the reins on "listless" nuns

Huffington Post - ‎11 hours ago‎
After all, there was the mess at the Vatican bank, including continued questions about the bank's possible ties to Nazi collaborators, the ongoing problem of pedophilia scandals in the church, and the efforts by conservative clerics to challenge the ...
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6 Ways That Hillary Clinton's Vice President Pick Resembles Pope Francis

ThinkProgress - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
In fact, he's the closest thing to an American Pope Francis. Much like Secretary Clinton, he attributes his political activism to his deeply rooted religious values.
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What Tim Kaine, Donald Trump and Pope Francis Have In Common

TIME - ‎19 hours ago‎
Drew Angerer—Getty Images Tim Kaine listens to testimony during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, on May 26, 2016.
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'A Pope Francis Catholic': Now that Tim Kaine is Clinton's VP pick, will his faith matter?

Washington Post - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Many of the most circulated names for Hillary Clinton's vice presidential pick are Catholic - a fact that both says a lot about the influence of America's huge Catholic population, but also reveals, when you look more closely, how far the country has ...
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Vatican ratchets up defense of pope's family document

Crux: Covering all things Catholic - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
The Vatican is striking back at conservative critics of Pope Francis' landmark document on family life, ratcheting up its defense of the pope with new vigor as bishops begin implementing the document in dioceses around the world. (AP Photo/Andrew ...

Cardinal who served the Polish pope readies for his swan song

Crux: Covering all things Catholic - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, former personal secretary of St. Pope John Paul II and current Archbishop of Krakow, Poland. (Credit: AP.
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Vatican: No changes or cancellations for pope's Poland visit

Crux: Covering all things Catholic - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Despite security fears created by the terrorist attack in Nice, France, the Vatican spokesman vows there will be no changes or cancellations in Pope Francis's schedule for World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland, and the local cardinal pleads with young ...

Pope's climate encyclical 'made possible' passage of pro-abortion SDGs: UN leader

Lifesite - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
VATICAN CITY, July 22, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - Pope Francis reaffirmed the Vatican's support for the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at a June pontifical conference on human trafficking that featured an address by abortion and population ...

Jim McElwain has Miami WR Mark Pope dreaming about Florida - ‎10 hours ago‎
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Florida coach Jim McElwain delivered quite a recruiting pitch to Mark Pope at Friday Night Lights. The 2018 receiver from Miami was a standout performer during the camp's one-on-one drills, and afterward he met with McElwain in his ...

Report: Pope County has highest number of concealed carry license holders per 1000 residents

The Southern - ‎21 hours ago‎
Pope County ranks first on the list, with 181 active concealed carry licenses and 42.3 concealed carry license holders per 1,000 residents.

Pope preface to book on Mother Teresa: serve the poor

Vatican Radio - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
File picture of Mother Teresa cradling in her arms a baby girl at an orphanage run by her Missionaries of Charity order. - AP. 22/07/2016 14:34.
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Thomas Pope: Should Dale Earnhardt Jr. retire?

Fayetteville Observer - ‎9 hours ago‎
FILE - In this April 1, 2016, file photo, Sprint Cup driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., speaks to the media during a press conference at the Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va.

The Pope gets it

The Catholic Register - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Pope Francis greets Greg Burke, the new director of the Vatican press office, at the Vatican July 11. Burke, a native of St. Louis, has worked for the Vatican since 2012 and prior to that was a television correspondent for Fox News and a correspondent ...

Pope encourages Neocatechumenal Way to keep co-founder's spirit alive

The Catholic Spirit - ‎18 hours ago‎
Pope Francis offered his condolences after the death of Carmen Hernandez, co-founder of the Neocatechumenal Way. Highlighting her love for Jesus and great missionary zeal, he encouraged members to carry on with her spirit.
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Framing the bottom line on opposition to Pope Francis

Crux: Covering all things Catholic - ‎Jul 17, 2016‎
There's no novelty in the idea of opposition to popes, either from the Catholic hierarchy or the grassroots. What's likely new today is the pope's own style, the media universe, and the accelerating polarization of the culture, which makes everything ...
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Pope sends cardinal to South Sudan to urge peace

Catholic News Service - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
A worker from the International Committee of the Red Cross speaks on his phone July 16 as workers prepare to move bags containing bodies of unidentified people killed in the recent fighting in Juba, South Sudan.

The people's pope

The Economist - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
He compares Mr Xi's role to that of the pope: “The general secretary, armed with doctrinal infallibility, like the pope, is a rule-giver, spiritual nurturer and voice of doctrinal purity and correctness,” he writes. Pope Francis, he notes, is battling ...

Key figures in pope's financial reform carry some baggage

Crux: Covering all things Catholic - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
ROME - Cardinals who elect a pope are sworn to secrecy, so there are some details about conclaves the world may never know, but after the choice of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio in March 13 as Pope Francis, many participants were crystal-clear on one ...
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Benedict XVI's secretary: Popes can't change doctrine with 'half sentences or somewhat ambiguous footnotes'

Lifesite - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
VATICAN CITY, July 19, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - Archbishop Georg Gänswein, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's long-time personal secretary, has given a sweeping interview in which he accuses his fellow German bishops of downplaying Catholic dogma, and ...

Pope's quotes: Reinforced doors

National Catholic Reporter (blog) - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
“There are still places in the world where doors are not locked, but there are also many where reinforced doors have become normal.