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How Pope Francis Can Text You

The phone rings and you pick it up: “Hello?” “Este es Papa Francis.” “Yeah right, you got to be kidding me.” “No, en serio. ¬°Soy yo!” What would you say if Pope Francis called you on the phone? It could happen, you know. Since Pope Francis was elected last March, the “cold-call pope” has phoned several people. After the conclave, … Continue reading

“Through the Year with Pope Francis” Book Giveaway!

“Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others.” – St. Augustine Since I’ve built up a large collection of extra books and resources, every week I give some away absolutely free, no strings attached. Each giveaway lasts seven days with a new one beginning every Friday. You … Continue reading

What the Vatican Changed in “The Joy of the Gospel”

Speculation swirled last week when the Vatican mysteriously removed the text of Pope Francis’ groundbreaking exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel), from their website. Many theories floated around, from the innocent—maybe the translation needed updating?—to the more radical—was the Holy See redacting certain passages? As it turns out, the changes were fairly insignificant. Within the last few hours, … Continue reading

Download Pope Francis’ New Exhortation “Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel)”!

At 6:00am ET this morning (noon Rome time), Pope Francis released his first apostolic exhortation, titled Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel). It comes on the heels of his first encyclical, Lumen Fidei (The Light of Faith), which he composed alongside Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. This exhortation, however, is his first solo teaching document as pope. Here’s a summary … Continue reading

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