Jeanbart’s secretary almost died in 2012 “when a bomb exploded near the archbishop’s residence.” He lost an eye in the attack. Jeanbart and his driver were almost kidnapped in Beirut, but they “escaped when a military convoy happened to pass by, prompting the assailants to flee.” The archbishop told Crux there were 170,000 Christians in […]
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia gave a speech to seminarians in his archdiocese on March 17 in which he examined the threats to religious liberty arising around the world—including in the United States. In his speech, the archbishop said: “The current White House may be the least friendly to religious concerns in our […]
A NEW paper published by Theos, a London-based religious think-tank, will raise hackles on the right and left alike, if only because of its title: “Just Money: How Catholic Social Teaching can Redeem Capitalism”. Advocates of capitalism will certainly retort that the system has no need of redemption. The core meaning of the word redemption is something like “to secure […]
Should we Agree With Pope Francis Beliefs?
By Irvin Baxter
Joanne from Missouri called Irvin to ask: Since Jesus prayed in Garden for all of us to be one, what are your thoughts on Pope Francis’ beliefs? Should we be one?
VATICAN CITY – The Vatican on Tuesday arrested a former archbishop accused of paying for sex with children while he was a papal ambassador in the Dominican Republic, the first-ever arrest inside the city state on charges of paedophilia. Jozef Wesolowski, a Pole who was defrocked by a Vatican tribunal in June, has been placed […]
Pope Francis is at risk of an assassination attempt by the Islamic extremists of Isil, the Vatican has been warned, ahead of his first visit to a Muslim-majority country this weekend. As the 77-year-old pontiff prepares to travel to Albania on Sunday for a one-day visit, Iraq’s ambassador to the Holy See said there […]
Two months after completing his term as Israel’s ninth president, 91-year-old Shimon Peres was pounding stony pavement at the Vatican. Shimon Peres Pope Francis Shimon Peres, a patriarch of today’s Israel, wants to leave a legacy. Most in this mode aim for things like monuments, memoirs and money. Peres’s aim is world peace. And in […]
Pope Francis has been quoted as saying that reliable data indicates that “about 2%” of clergy in the Catholic Church are paedophiles. The Pope said that abuse of children was like “leprosy” infecting the Church, according to the Italian La Repubblica newspaper. He vowed to “confront it with the severity it demands”. […]
For the first time in history, Islamic prayers and readings from the Quran will be heard at the Vatican on Sunday, in a move by Pope Francis to usher in peace between Israelis and Palestinians. Francis issued the invitation to Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas during his visit last […]
St. Malachy’s Prophecy of the Last Pope The rumors are everywhere! The talk shows, the Internet, and the prophecy newsletters are all abuzz with the same question: Will Pope Francis be the last pope? So, where did all these rumors come from? St. Malachy was the Archbishop of Armagh, Ireland. He claimed he experienced a […]