Ruminations About World Youth Day 2013

Every two to three years since the inauguration year of 1986, the world’s Catholic youth, the future of the Roman Catholic Church, come out in full force for the sacred celebration known as World Youth Day.   Well before Pope Francis was elected, the Vatican announced that World Youth Day 2013 would take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  This is all the more […]

We Have a Pope! Argentinian Jorge Bergoglio Elected as Pope Francis I

“Habemus Papam” – “We have a pope!” In a shock move by the College of Cardinals, 76-year-old Jorge Mario Bergoglio from Buenos Aires was elected on Wednesday to be the new leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics. He appeared on the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, greeted by a jubilant crowd […]

Pope Announces Resignation

For the first time in nearly 600 years, the Pope has stated that he plans to resign from his position as head of the Catholic Church. In a declaration announcing his resignation, Pope Benedict XVI stated that due to his “advanced age,” he will be stepping down at the end of February. Pope Benedict XVI, […]