Pope Francis greets the crowd after celebrating a Mass at which he confirmed 44 people in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican April 28. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

When will the media turn on Pope Francis?

April 29, 2013 Carl E. Olson 0

Sandro Magister’s most recent piece, “The Spell of Pope Francis”, reflects on something that has interested me since the election of the new pontiff, summarized in this way by the Italian journalist: “This benevolence of […]


Of Bishops and Bombers

April 29, 2013 William Kilpatrick 0

In his Sunday homily the week after the Boston Marathon bombing, Cardinal Sean O’Malley said that the action of the bombers was a “perversion of their religion.” We have grown accustomed to hearing such statements […]