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Cross-centered Catholic renewal

In a Sistine Chapel homily, given to the cardinals who had elected him pope the evening before, the new bishop of Rome, reflecting on the dialogue between Jesus and Peter […]

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The great feast of Easter, the source of light

Jesus Christ, the Son of God, entered the world “full of grace and truth,” born to reveal the Father’s love for the world, yet born to suffer, to be crucified, […]

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Meeting Pope Francis

ROME—When Pope Francis stepped out onto the central loggia of St. Peter’s on the night of March 13, I thought of the man I had met in his Buenos Aires […]

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Led by Pope Francis, let us journey toward Christ together

Last Wednesday, St. John Vianney Theological Seminary’s refectory was electric with the energy of an announcement from Rome. I stood in the room with our seminarians, their professors and our […]

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The power of love in the conversion of a killer

Jacques Fesch was a murderer. Fesch grew up in Belgium, living a life of luxury with his father’s wealth. He traveled extensively, he raced horses and sailboats and sports cars. […]

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The unique impossibility of the papacy

ROME—At the point at which John Paul II began his papacy in the first volume of my biography of him, “Witness to Hope,” I borrowed some thoughts from Hans Urs […]

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On Benedict XVI, the DCR and becoming saints

In the past few weeks, I’ve heard a lot of conjecture about what Pope Benedict XVI’s legacy will be. The secular media is nearly obsessed with offering analysis of a […]