Pope to Visit New York as well as Philly and D.C.

As rumored, Pope Francis will likely make a trip to New York as well as Washington, D.C. Newsday has the scoop, quoting Joe Zwilling, Director of Communications for the Archdiocese.of New York. Zwilling said a visit to New York makes sense for a number of reasons. This year is the 50th anniversary of Pope Paul […]

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Pope Francis Names Cardinals on the Margins

The Pope named 15 new Cardinals today most from countries that have not had representation recently. No Americans as Chicago, Los Angeles and Philadelphia would be options for red hats but there’s usually a wait for the former Cardinals of those Archdioceses to pass the voting age of 80. The Pope is preferring Bishops from […]

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The Jesuitness of Pope Francis

So my colleagues at Charis Ministries in Chicago have asked a rather provocative question: Why Should Pope Francis attend a Charis Retreat? And so I would like to offer the Top 10 reasons why a Ignatian Retreat and specifically a Charis Retreat would benefit the likes of Papa Francisco. 1) A Transition is a Great […]

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