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Letter #70, 2022, Tues May 3: Francis

Father Visvaldas Kulbokas, center, serves as translator as Pope Francis and Russian President Vladimir Putin exchange gifts during a private audience at the Vatican in this July 4, 2019, file photo. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)     Letter #70, 2022, Tuesday, May 3: Francis     Today in Rome came startling news: Pope Francis, 85, said in an [...]

Letter #69, 2022, Mon May 2: Catastrophe

American economist Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, 67, who in recent days gave a long interview on the conflict in Ukraine to the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera (text below)     Letter #69, 2022, Monday, May 2: Catastrophe     I have received a number of letters from readers asking me why I have not been writing these letters for [...]

Pope at Regina Coeli: May we rediscover the impulse to do good

(CNS photo/Vatican Media) May 1, 2022 At the Sunday Regina Coeli prayer, Pope Francis encourages us to look beyond the "empty nets" we can find in life and look always with courage to the Lord who can fill our nets with his overflowing love and consolation, renewing our desire to do good. Speaking to [...]

May/June 2022

In our May-June 2022 issue, we report on Pope Francis’ historic consecration of Russia, Ukraine and “all humanity” to Mary’s Immaculate Heart; editor Robert Moynihan asks, “What are Catholics experiencing?” since the promulgation of Traditionis Custodes – and three thoughtful writers answer; German journalist Michael Hesemann reflects on Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s remarkable life in the [...]

Pope at Audience: The beauty of bonds that unite generations

(CNS photo/Guglielmo Mangiapane, Reuters) April 27, 2022 Continuing his catechesis at the Wednesday General Audience on the meaning and value of old age, Pope Francis takes inspiration from the Book of Ruth, noting that bonds uniting the generations can prove enriching for families and for the growth of society. In his continuing catechesis on [...]

Pope at Regina Coeli: Risen Jesus dispels our fears and unbelief

(CNS photo/Paul Haring) April 24, 2022 At the Regina Coeli prayer on Divine Mercy Sunday, Pope Francis says the Risen Jesus wishes to return to stay with us and only waits for us to seek Him, since He is always ready to help us overcome our fears and unbelief. Pope Francis led the midday [...]

Pope at Audience: Elderly must be loved and honoured

(CNS photo/Paul Haring) April 20, 2022 During the first Wednesday General Audience in St. Peter's Square in over two years, Pope Francis highlights the importance of honouring the elderly, and calls for young people to be educated about life and its stages. Pope Francis continued his series of reflections on old age during his [...]

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