Pope Francis has issued a groundbreaking new law requiring all Catholic clergy members to report sexual abuse to church authorities. NBC 5's Mary Ann Ahern has the details.
A Pope Who Knows How To Pope
Anna Romano is a woman in Rome who became pregnant by her lover. He is married, and told her he wouldn't take care of the baby. The cad advised her to get an ab
Pope: Advice for preachers
Pope Francis, at his general audience, urged preachers to make sure their homilies are short and well-prepared.
What Is The Pope's Actual Title? (Hint: It's Not Pope)
It might come as a surprise, but of the pope's eight official titles, pope isn't actually one of them.
How Pope Francis Is Changing the Catholic Church — Vogue
Magazine It’s a June morning at the Vatican, and Pope Francis is wearing a hangdog expression—all watchful eyes and soft apostolic chins. It’s how he looks opposite strongmen in Myanmar or posing with Donald Trump or preparing to berate the Vatican hierarchy for being out of touch and insular. Today, though, we’re in the marble lobby of the Paul VI audience hall, and schoolchildren are preparing to sing songs. I’m a little worried what they might think. But when the kids ask him…
How Do They Choose the Pope?
When it comes time to elect a new pope, the College of Cardinals gets together to convene what is referred to as a papal conclave, during which they vote on ...
How a Pope is elected
The cardinal lessons of the pope’s visit
As we traveled by helicopter to JFK on Saturday morning at the end of Pope Francis’ 38 magnificent hours in New York, he asked our pilot to circle the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. As we did …
Here’s why Pope Francis is not a ‘weak’ pope
Bishop Ronald Gainer of the Diocese of Harrisburg discusses the upcoming Extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy
Pope's advice to fathers
Pope Francis spoke about the importance of St. Joseph during his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square, March 19.
How to Become Pope
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What about the bad Popes?
www.catholic.com/library/Papal_Infallibility.asp Does the existence of a few bad popes in history somehow negate the Catholic belief in papal infallib...
How Green Was the 'Green Pope'?
As Benedict heads for retirement, church watchers analyze his record on the environment.
This is how Pope Francis keeps his peace amid Vatican 'corruption'
In a lengthy, unscripted dialogue with 140 male religious superiors, Pope Francis admitted that there is “corruption” inside the Vatican, but said that despite this, his secret to maintaining peace comes from St. Joseph and a strong prayer life.
What is a plenary indulgence?
By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis said he will grant a plenary indulgence to the faithful who watch or listen to his extraordinary blessing “urbi e…
Apocalyptic beliefs may explain why Francis is a pope in a hurry
Pope Francis’ most recent airborne news conference, held coming back from Manila on Monday, was another sensation. It generated a couple of instant classic
Why the pope chose the name Francis
Speaking to the thousands of journalists and camera operators that covered the papal transition, Pope Francis recounted the story of his election and his cho...
A Special Vocation: To Show People How To Love
Pope Francis hugs Dominic after Easter Mass “Small acts with great love,” Mother Teresa was fond of saying. Yesterday, Pope Francis bestowed an extraordinary Easter blessing upon my family when he performed such an act in embracing my son, Dominic, who has cerebral palsy. The embrace occurred when the Pope spied my son while touring the Square, packed with a quarter million pilgrims, in the “pope mobile” after Mass. This tender moment, an encounter of a modern Francis with a modern Dominic (as…
What will the pope say?
BY BISHOP EDWARD B. SCHARFENBERGER So many people are asking me, "What do you think Pope Francis is going to say when he comes to the United States? What will he talk about?" Pope Francis often speaks very spontaneously, it seems. I have no doubt that he has been asking the Holy Spirit the same questions, praying: "What, O Lord, shall I say to your people? What is your message to them?" Time will tell, but some clues may be gleaned from messages…
Why Is the Pope Always Dressed in White?
For the answer, we have to look back to Pope Pius V, a Dominican friar