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What Role Models for Pope Francis?

Thomas Worcester | Posted 11.30.2013 | Religion
Thomas Worcester

Dispensing with the need for a miracle that could be attributed to Blessed John XXIII's intercession, Pope Francis has approved him for canonization as a saint. Francis demonstrates by this decision his exceptional admiration for the pope who called the Second Vatican Council.

An Apostate Asks: What Has The Conclave Wrought With Francis?

Kimberly Krautter | Posted 05.14.2013 | Religion
Kimberly Krautter

After what I and many consider to be the disaster of Benedict's papacy, the future of the Catholic Church will be writ large in the coming months.

St. Francis On Pride, Humility And Creation

Daniel P. Horan, OFM | Posted 03.24.2013 | Religion
Daniel P. Horan, OFM

Because we are still near the beginning of a new calendar year, it's not a bad thing to listen to Francis' wisdom and consider the ways in which we might better live out our Christian lives in a spirit of humility.

Why I Pray

Jon M. Sweeney | Posted 09.10.2011 | Religion
Jon M. Sweeney

I'm needful. Not of a winning football team. Not of a parking space at the mall. Not, in fact, for any special favors no matter how serious. But of light -- what the Quakers perhaps best call the "inner light" that comes from God.