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Archive for March 21st, 2013

Would It Help the Poor if Argentinians Stayed Home From the Pope’s Inauguration? An Economist Responds.

“[There are] deeply personal transformation entailed when we alter our plans because of a call to re-order our priorities in life.” – Dr. Daniel Finn

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Cardinal Bergoglio (Pope Francis) Clashed with New Religious Order; Cardinal Sodano Came to Its Defense

Argentine media report that Cardinal Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, clashed with the very conservative religious order “Institute of the Incarnate Word,” founded by Fr. Carlos Miguel Buela in Argentina in 1984.

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Reuters/IPSOS poll: 94% of U.S. Catholics Have Favorable Impression of Pope Francis

Pope Francis has made a good impression so far in the United States among Catholics and non-Catholics. Only 60% of American Catholics had approved of the selection of Pope Benedict in 2005.

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Catholic News Service: Doubts and Regrets Among Some in the Vatican About Pope Francis’ ‘Abrupt Change in Style’

“Especially within the Vatican, there are surely many who inwardly regret the clear signs that informality will be the rule in this pontificate. After all, honors and decorations are among the few worldly rewards legitimately available to those in the hierarchy.”

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Pope Francis to Celebrate Holy Thursday Mass at Juvenile Prison

Pope Francis will celebrate the Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper at the juvenile prison ‘Casal del Marmo’ in Rome.

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