Pope Francis

Faith Short Take
Pascal-Emmanuel GobrySeptember 25, 2017
The failure is not one of communication; it is one of charity. The pope wants us to debate. I say: Do it better.
Afghan women hold placards as they take part in a protest demanding better living conditions at the refugee camp of the former international Helliniko airport in Athens, Greece, on Feb. 18. (CNS photo/Yannis Kolesidis, EPA)
Politics & Society News
Pope Francis said he is worried that even Catholics are arguing against accepting more migrants and refugees into their communities, and they often cite an ill-defined "'moral obligation' to preserve the original cultural and religious identity" of their nations.
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Politics & Society Editorials
The EditorsSeptember 21, 2017
Any willingness to cooperate across party lines is praiseworthy. Unfortunately, brinkmanship remains the preferred legislative strategy.
Pope Francis, seen here at St. Peter's Square in the Vatican on June 28, has announced two significant reforms in recent weeks by releasing statements motu proprio. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith Explainer
Michael J. O’LoughlinSeptember 21, 2017
When a pope issues a document “motu proprio,” it means he does so by his own motivation, and it can mean a significant change to church law.
Faith News
"We often hear faithful Catholics who see mercy at work and ask, 'Why?'"
Pope Francis blesses a prisoner as he visits the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia in September 2015. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Politics & Society Short Take
Jim McGreeveySeptember 21, 2017
Pope Francis reminds us that we must "cleanse, heal and restore" the sinner, including those returning to society from prisons.