Catholic World Report
facebook twitter RSS
Since chastising orthodox bishops at the conclusion of the Synod, Pope Francis has often resorted to scoldings, ambiguities, and mixed messages

A couple of weeks ago I gave a talk at the local Knights of Columbus about the Synod of 2015. To be honest, I didn't want to give the talk; I had been asked to do it back in September and I figured it would be easy enough to discuss for 30 or 40 minutes. Certainly there was no lack of material. In fact, a key reason for my reluctance was 

Monday is the final day of Francis’ three-country trip to Africa

Bangui, Central African Republic, Nov 30, 2015 / 03:19 am (CN...

Pope Francis 'jump-starts' the Jubilee of Mercy by opening the Holy Door of the Bangui cathedral.

Bangui, Central African Republic, Nov 29, 2015 / 10:35 am (CN...

The Pope's two days in Uganda, the second of three countries on his trip to Africa, comes one year after the 50th anniversary of the canonization of the Uganda Martyrs.
Kampala, Uganda, Nov 28, 2015 - Pope Francis wrapped up his public appearances in Uganda with an address to the priests, religious and seminarians of the country at the Cathedral in Kampala.

In an off-the-cuff homily in the Jesuit tradition – brief, with three main points – Pope Francis reflected on three words: memory, fidelity and prayer.

The greatest treasure ...
We have, with the publication of Fr. Robert Spitzer's quartet of books on "Happiness, Suffering, and Transcendence”, a major event in Catholic intellectual history, indeed in the history of philosophy.

We began…by noting that our view of consciousness is the new field upon which the academic and cultural battle between materialism, panpsychism, and transcendentalism is being waged. We now see that the outcome of this battle will not only affect our personal view of life’s purpose, the world, human dignity, and human value, but also the culture&#...

Catholic World Report