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More on Pope Francis’ Commemoration of Paul VI’s First Mass in Italian

The occasion will also be celebrated by a Congress on Pastoral Liturgy organized by the Vicariate of Rome, the Opera Don Orione and the Pontifical Liturgical Institute of Rome, to open today at the Teatro Orione, adjacent to the All Saints parish.

Book Review: The Restoration of Rome: Barbarian Popes and Imperial Pretenders

For readers whose assumptions and understandings of the development of the papacy are largely formed by the long-lived residue of Whig historiography – in my experience, that includes the vast majority of American (very much including American Catholic) people – Peter Heather’s work represents a relatively accessible and interesting door to perspectives opened by newer generations of scholarship.

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On the Air: Fritz Bauerschmidt on Pope Francis

Baltimore’s public radio station hosted a panel discussion on the pontificate of Pope Francis earlier this week featuring Pray Tell‘s own Fritz Bauerschmidt.


The Pope’s Performance Review

Francis is required by Vatican workplace guidelines to meet at least once a year with his immediate superior.

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Pope Francis and the Pallium

News out of Rome this week is that there will be changes to the way in which the pallia are distributed to the new metropolitan archbishops.

Interviewing Liturgical Leaders: Margot Fassler

Knowing the liturgy and its sources and how to use them for building the church is the most important work we theologians have to do.


Pastoral Difficulties with Recently Ordained Priests

Training of priests must be “a work of art, not a police action. We must form their hearts. Otherwise we are creating little monsters.” – Pope Francis

An interpretation from Pope Francis of the new Sign of Peace decree

“It should be made clear once and for all that the rite of peace already has its own profound meaning of prayer and offering of peace in the context of the Eucharist.”

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Pope Francis’ Effect on Me

It’s been a few days since Pope Francis left the Philippines.

As I tried to recover from the busyness of the past days during Pope Francis’ Papal Visit to the Philippines, I took time to pause, reflect, and relish what his visit means to me personally.


The Pope and Liturgy in Asia: Humor and Humility

Over the weekend the Pope celebrated Mass at the Cathedral in Manila. In two candid moments, he showed a lighter and softer side in the sanctuary.

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