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Pope Francis Celebrates Jesuit Roots

Posted 08.01.2013 | Religion

Pope Francis celebrated mass at the Church of Gesù in Rome on Wednesday morning for the feast day of St. Ignatius of Loyola, who founded the Jesuit o...

The Modernist New Pope: A Concern For Traditional Catholics

Thom Nickels | Posted 05.24.2013 | Religion
Thom Nickels

Eccentric extremes, I suppose, can be controversial, even if sometimes understandable. What is less understandable is the arbitrary changing of ceremonial rubrics. If I were to place any bets, I'd say Pope Francis will make other ceremonial changes that will shock traditional Catholics.

A Jesuit And Pope

Rev. Kevin O'Brien, S.J. | Posted 05.18.2013 | Religion
Rev. Kevin O'Brien, S.J.

On the night of his election, as Francis bowed before the multitudes, the world fell silent for a few moments, as if to catch our collective breath for what is already proving to be a ground-breaking moment in the Church's long history.

Which Francis?

William J. Arnone | Posted 05.18.2013 | Religion
William J. Arnone

Although he did not specifically say so, the assumption is that the new pope chose this name in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, who was renowned for his austere life, his love of nature and his fierce dedication to the poor. It is possible, however, that another Francis was the model he had in mind.

Is A Jesuit Pope An Oxymoron?

Thomas Worcester | Posted 05.18.2013 | Religion
Thomas Worcester

Until a week ago, there had not been a pope who also belonged to a religious order in more than a century and a half. No Jesuit had ever been elected pontiff. I had thought this would never happen, in part because Jesuits make a promise not to seek ecclesiastical offices.

Chicago Jesuits Reflect On Significance Of New Pope

Posted 06.10.2013 | Chicago

Chicago's Loyola University has been buzzing all week as the Jesuit Catholic school celebrated the announcement of the first-ever Jesuit Holy Father, ...

Reflections On A New Face

Fr. Richard Rohr | Posted 05.15.2013 | Religion
Fr. Richard Rohr

The simple details of his apartment, his use of mass transit, his visits to wash the feet of AIDS patients, his passion for the poor, cooking his own food, all tell us that this man is about lifestyle Christianity more than perpetual doctrinal food fights.

A Prayer For Francis

Neil McCarthy | Posted 05.14.2013 | Religion
Neil McCarthy

Yesterday, he asked us to pray for him. And I did. I offered up my own version of the prayer of his namesake, St. Francis.