Pope Francis is creating a special commission to address the ongoing sex abuse crisis in the Catholic Church, emphasizing the protection of children and putting a priority on reaching out to the victims.
Pope Francis released what some are calling “road map for the future of the catholic church” earlier this week in Rome.
Only on the job for a few months, Pope Francis caused quite a controversy in a recently published interview that circulated worldwide through a Jesuit magazine.
The Pope’s blunt words — calling for mercy on some of the most polarizing, moral issues of the day are getting wide attention from the people in the pews, to the priests on the altar.
Chris breaks down last night’s Eagles loss to Andy Reid and the Chiefs, the latest efforts in the House and Senate to defund Obamacare and the Pope’s latest statements on gay marriage and abortion. He talks to Steve Cordasco on Finance Friday, Beasley Reece for CBS 3, Ray Didinger from CSN Philly, and Comedians, the Sklar Brothers.
Signaling a dramatic shift in Vatican tone, Pope Francis said the Catholic Church had become obsessed by “small-minded rules” about how to be faithful and that pastors should instead emphasize compassion over condemnation when discussing divisive social issues of abortion, gays and contraception.
They were tired after the flight from Rio to New York followed by a minibus ride back to St. David’s Church on Easton Road in Willow Grove, Pa.
City officials say they’re ready for Pope Francis if he attends the World Meeting of Families in 2015.
Pope Francis’ remarks to reporters about gays and lesbians on his return trip to Rome from Rio de Janeiro are being noticed by those in the LGBT community.
Philadelphia-based papal expert Rocco Palmo says Pope Francis did World Youth Day his way, spreading a message of outreach to those who believe they’ve been left behind.
For Catholics who were unable to fly to Brazil to take part in World Youth Day, the Vatican issued a decree stating that those who follow the celebration online will be granted a plenary indulgence.
Chris details the story of a woman who has reappeared 11 years after walking away from her family, the decision to offer Plan B over the counter to girls as young as 15, and the third day of deliberations in the Kermit Gosnell trial. He also talks to Senator Pat Toomey, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, and Scott Wagner, owner of Penn Waste Inc.
Sister Maureen Paul Turlish is active in the Philadelphia chapter of Voices of the Faithful, a national organization which represents nuns in the US.
On Saturday, Pope Francis named eight cardinals from around the world, with only one from Europe, to a permanent advisory panel to counsel him on how the church is run, and how to reform the Vatican bureaucracy.
Pope Francis is getting high marks from the author of a new book who asserts there’s a supernatural battle going on for the souls of humanity.