Few phenomena in nature are as beautiful, intriguing and mesmerizing as the Northern Lights.
Pope Francis has called upon us to reject the “globalization of indifference” – indifference to the immense suffering of the human family, especially those who are among the poorest and most oppressed in the world today.
Globalization has been growing for centuries. But the speed of communication and exchange today, and the concomitant complexity of interaction among diverse people and places, has intensified its importance.
The long-anticipated exhortation by Pope Francis on marriage, sexuality, divorce and remarriage, following the Synod on the Family last fall, made its debut on April 8.
The pope’s off-the-cuff, refreshing remarks on his return trips to Rome after visiting various countries are a reporter’s dream assignment.
The seemingly dormant Council of Cardinals just concluded its 13th meeting with Pope Francis. So when the reform of the Vatican Curia eventually comes about, no one can say that it hasn’t been well-considered.