July 5, 2013 (Acton Institute) – Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI was not able to complete his encyclical on faith during his pontificate, and Pope Francis chose to complete the work, Lumen Fidei (“The Light of Faith”.) Acton’s Director of Research, Samuel Gregg writes about the connection between these two men, made possible by their faith, at National Review: …if there’s anything demonstrated by Pope Francis’s first encyclical letter Lumen Fidei (“The Light of Faith”), it’s a profound continuity between the two men: i.e., their love for and belief in the one, holy, Catholic and apostolic faith. Right at this encyclical’s beginning, Francis states the text’s […]
Over a decade ago, Steve Jalsevac and I were surprised to learn that the Vatican makes use of LifeSiteNews.com’s news and information. We learned this information directly from one of the participants at a high level Vatican meeting.
Fr. Frank Pavone, founder of Priests for Life and all of its associated ministries is the best known priest in the Catholic Church advocating for the sanctity of life. Fr. Pavone concelebrated the Mass with Pope Francis along with other clergy.
VATICAN CITY, May 31, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – At his private Mass in the chapel at his residence Saturday, Pope Francis commented on the Gospel of Mark where Christ rebukes the disciples for preventing the little children from coming to Him. (Mark 10: 13-16) The Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano reports that the Pope mentioned the example of an unwed mother coming to Church to ask for baptism for her child to exemplify the error of allowing protocol to distance people from the Lord. The paper quotes the Pope: A girl-mother goes to the parish to ask for Baptism for her child […]