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  1. Pope Francis, A Man Of His Word

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Pope Francis Takes the Bus, And Other Unexpected Stories

…suffering. What we can see in Pope Francis is a radical change in priorities, one that is being declared in his words but also evidenced by his actions and personal way of life. Pope Francis Takes the Bus  contains stories and episodes from various stages in his life: as the parish priest known…


Pope Francis

…of Pope Benedict through the gathering of Cardinals for the Conclave and the installation of this Pope of the people. Examine Pope Francis the man - his background, his ideas, his mission, and his challenges and opportunities as our new pope - including 16 pages of full color photos from Pope

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Man and Woman He Created Them

…at the University of Notre Dame. He and his wife have eight children. Man and Woman He Created Them The catecheses of Song of Songs and Tobit: a comparison between the delivered text and the longer original pre-Papal text A comprehensive index of words and phrases Includes a scriptural index


Benedict XVI Last Testament: In His Own Words

…him.   Pope Benedict XVI served as pope of the Catholic Church from 2005 to 2013. He was elected pope on April 19, 2005, was inaugurated on April 24, 2005 and resigned from the office on February 28, 2013. Benedict XVI Last Testament: In His Own Words The story of the first Pope to resign in…


Francis: Pope of a New World

…no other pope has ever chosen. Who is Pope Francis, elected in one of the shortest conclaves in history? Who is the man chosen to be the first pope from the Americas and the first Jesuit pope? How does he see the world and his ministry? How does he understand his call to serve Christ, his Church,…

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Pope Benedict XVI Last Testament & The Secret Life of John Paul II (2 Book Set)

…look at the Pope away from the Vatican. The Secret Life of Pope John Paul II  is the story of the Pope as you've never seen him before, at play and prayer in his beloved mountains. Dimensions & Specifications: Pope Benedict XVI Last Testament (In His Own Words) Dimensions: 5.9…


Sleeping Saint Joseph Figure

…favorite devotional of Pope Francis, this tradition reminds us to unite with Saint Joseph as he lifts up our petitions to God.  Sleeping Saint Joseph statue A man of silence and obedience Place your prayers under the statue Trust in the Word of God Join Pope Francis in his devotion to the…


Sleeping Saint Joseph Statue & The Life and Glories of Saint Joseph Set

…love for Saint Joseph, because he is a man of silence and strength. On my table I have an image of Saint Joseph sleeping. Even when he is asleep, he is taking care of the Church!” - Pope Francis   The Life and Glories of Saint Joseph  No words of St. Joseph are recorded In Scripture.…


7 Practical Life Lessons From Pope Francis

Pope Francis is a wellspring of practical and spiritual instruction in ways perhaps surprising and unlikely. Reading his words in The Name of God Is Mercy and The Church of Mercy (which you can find here) is helpful in illuminating the Pope as a man we can all relate to and learn from. Here is a…

Get to Know Our New Holy Father: Pope Francis

…a priest; St. Francis of Assisi chose to remain a simple friar as he served the poor and preached the Gospel.  Shortly after he was elected,  Pope Francis placed a phone call to his predecessor, Benedict XVI, an act of giving honor to whom honor is due. Read Pope Francis' first words to the world…

Pope Francis Delivers TED Talk: Watch & Read Here

…the injured man lying on the ground, he did not ignore him as if he weren't even there. Instead, he felt compassion for this man, which compelled him to act in a very concrete manner. He poured oil and wine on the wounds of the helpless man, brought him to a hostel and paid out of his pocket for him…

Matthew Bunson's New Book on Pope Francis & Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

…Bergoglio generation'." As well as some of Pope Francis' own words from previous talks, such as in this excerpt: "Everything in our life, today just as in Jesus' time, begins with an encounter. An encounter with this Man, the carpenter of Nazareth, a man like all men and yet different. The first…

While You Were Sleeping: St. Joseph, Pope Francis & A Good Night's Rest

…but there’s no need for discouragement precisely because we can ask THE man of silence and serenity for his intercession. How Pope Francis Uses the Sleeping St. Joseph Statue In his 2015 meeting in the Philippines, Pope Francis also explains how he converses with St. Joseph on a practical level:…

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New Book: Encountering Truth - 186 of Pope Francis' Best Daily Homilies

…which you can purchase here. It features 186 of Pope Francis' most heart-and-thought-provoking daily homilies. This is not just another book about Pope Francis - this book features the Holy Father's own spontaneous words spoken as he exercises his everyday role as chief shepherd of all Christians.…

12 Catholic Gifts for Pope St. John Paul II Lovers

Pope John Paul II was canonized by Pope Francis on April 27, 2014. It is astounding to reflect on the fact that the man who occupied the chair of St. Peter for 27 years was a living saint. He was an amazing gift from God for our time, and his mission begun on earth now continues from heaven. His

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The Last 7 Words of Jesus: A Lenten Meditation

…a man who we know was innocent. For Christians the Passion should be more than a lesson in history. It should become a lesson in life, teaching us how to stand up for truth and justice."  - Pope Francis FIRST WORD "Father, forgive them , for they know not what they do." Luke 23: 34 The first words

Full Transcript of First Ever Papal Speech to U.S. Joint Session of Congress

…instead in fear of hopeless self-contradictory hungers”. Merton was above all a man of prayer, a thinker who challenged the certitudes of his time and opened new horizons for souls and for the Church. He was also a man of dialogue, a promoter of peace between peoples and religions. From this…

Father's Day: 10 Home-Run Gift Ideas

…and allows me to close my pocket with the velcro flap, in other words its not too big. I love the small cross on the corner." Good Shepherd Cross Keychain Why it's a good choice: This is the Good Shepherd cross, which is Pope Francis' papal cross. The Good Shepherd is a great metaphor for fathers…

St. Clare of Assisi: From Noblewoman to Lady of Poverty

…Christ named Francis would preach the Lenten service at San Giorgio Church in Assisi? And could they have seen how his words lit a fire in the heart of their daughter? Later, accompanied only by a gentlewoman from her household whom she trusted, Clare secretly sought out the little poor man in the…

What Catholics Need To Know About the Dignity of Work

his existence on earth. Thus ____ bears a particular mark of man and humanity, the mark of a person operating within a community of persons. And this mark decides its interior characteristics; in a sense it constitutes its very nature.” —Saint John Paul II At first glance, you might think that Pope

Everything You Need to Know about the Divine Mercy Devotion

…In fact, love of God and love of one's neighbor are inseparable." Pope John Paul II died on the vigil of Divine Mercy Sunday in April 2005, and was canonized by Pope Francis on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 27, 2014. Pope Francis then carried on the Divine Mercy message by instituting the Jubilee…

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Three of the Most Misunderstood Saints of All Time

…article. Let's begin with the man who is, arguably, the most popular saint of all time. St. Francis of Assisi Popular portrayal: tree-hugging, world-peace-proclaiming saint with a pigeon on his shoulder Reality: a converted man on fire with love for Christ and His creation, and the first-known saint…

How to Explain Your Ashes: 3 Methods

…of their heads because that is where they first received their clerical tonsure. This is why you might see our Holy Father Pope Francis with ashes on his head rather than his forehead.   Sample Response: The distribution of ashes comes from an ancient Christian ceremony. Those who committed grave…

News of Desecrated Hosts in Spain Followed By Report of Eucharistic Miracle in U.S.

Francis Mannion reminds us above, this "bleeding Host" is a miracle that happens at every Mass; it is the reality of what we are truly receiving in our bodies with each reception of Holy Communion. We literally receive the actual Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ. Read Pope Francis’