Today we celebrate 10 years since Jorge Bergoglio became Pope Francis. Here are 10 of our favorite moments of his papacy so far. What are yours?
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The Legacy of Pope Benedict XVI: 1927-2022
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI died on December 31, 2022. A prayerful scholar and a humble shepherd, Benedict dedicated his life to knowing Jesus. David Paternostro, SJ, reflects on his legacy.
Skeptical of synodality? I saw how much we need it in Belize this summer.
Immersed in an unfamiliar culture in Central America, William found his eyes opened to the gift of synodality Pope Francis keeps insisting we must inculcate throughout the Church.
Catholic 101: The Doctrine of Discovery
Critics faulted Pope Francis for not referencing this long-standing controversy when he visited Canada this summer. What is the Doctrine of Discovery? And why were people so upset?
A Jesuit Brother’s (messy) walk with Synodality
We keep hearing about synodality in the Catholic Church, but what does it mean? What does it look like? Daniel Leckman, SJ, draws a connection with his vocation as a Jesuit Brother.
Three Takeaways from Pope Francis’ Conversation with University Students
Pope Francis hopped on a Zoom call with university students from across the Americas. In doing so, he demonstrated a key synodal disposition: to be a listening Church. Here are three takeaways from the conversation.
Controversy Surrounding Pope Francis’s Visit to Hungary Might Show His Diplomatic Priorities
Some of the controversy surrounding Pope Francis’s visit to Hungary may help us understand more about his diplomatic priorities.
Consider the Sunflower: The Parable We Need in Dark Times
This pandemic can feel like a darkness that won’t ever end. That’s why the sunflower is such a great teacher of what we must do in such times: turn to the light.
Pope Francis’ Silence on China
Whatever his reasons, Francis’ China policy has drawn both supporters and vehement critics. An outspoken pope’s silence on the moral challenges of the world’s largest country will remain jarring.
Pope Francis’ Visit to Iraq Highlights the Plight of Internally Displaced People
In his recent visit to Iraq, Pope Francis gives encouragement and hope to the wounded healers who help returnees in Qaraqosh.