Pope Francis released an Apostolic Exhortation today, on the observed Feast of the Annunciation, Gaudete et exsultate: On the call to holiness in today’s world. He writes that he does not intend the document to be a “treatise.” Rather, “My modest goal is to repropose the call to holiness in a practical way for our… Read more »
Dominican Father Robert Christian, O.P., a member of the Western Dominican Province (Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus) was named auxiliary bishop of San Francisco by Pope Francis on March 28, 2018. A native of the San Francisco area, Fr. Christian was serving as Master of Students for the province at the time… Read more »
The Vatican announced on March 7 that Pope Francis has approved decrees of miracles for five individuals, including Pope Paul VI and Archbishop Oscar Romero, opening the way for their canonizations. Pope Paul VI will be canonized in Rome in October; the date for Archbishop Romero has not yet been announced. Blessed Paul VI (Giovanni… Read more »
Pope Francis, who visited Colombia in early September, spoke on September 9 to priests, religious, seminarians and their families in Medellin.