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First Jesuit Elevated to Papacy

Nearly an hour after white smoke began billowing out of the Sistine Chapel chimney on Wednesday afternoon, Fr. Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J., formally introduced himself to the world as Pope Francis. The choice of Francis, who previously served as the archbishop of Buenos Aires, was a surprise to the many faithful observers[Read More…]

by March 15, 2013 0 comments News

New Pope Faces Fading Church

“Go and repair my Church, which is falling into ruins.” Good advice for a Catholic these days: The Church is in need of some repairs, if not a renovation. It’s been undercut by scandals and unpardonable cover-ups. It’s losing active membership in Europe and the United States. For what it’s[Read More…]

by March 15, 2013 0 comments Opinion