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What Pope Francis Has Been Doing, Part II

Yesterday I read a news story on the NBC news website about Pope Francis announcing that the Vatican will survey the church before next year’s synod on the family.   As the story says, it is “fascinating” that this will be done.  When I read this story, I had a sense that some people will […]

What Pope Francis Has Been Doing, Part I

Today, I would like to write about two different things that Pope Francis has done this week.  The first happened today.  At noon Rome time, Pope Francis named Bishop Salvatore R. Matano as the ninth Bishop of Rochester.  I was able to watch the news conference via the Internet on the Catholic Courier website. He […]