“Ask a Priest:What Should We Make of Criticisms of a Border Wall?”

Q: The Pope in the past has criticized our president over building the border wall and the refugees. When the Pope makes these statements, such as building a wall is un-Christian, how should I as a Catholic react to them? I am not sure if he is speaking... [Read more...]

EVANGELII GAUDIUM: THE JOY OF THE GOSPEL

This Study Circle Guide provides an avenue for indepth study of Pope Francis’s Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium—The Joy of the Gospel. This is the Holy Father’s programmatic document. To understand it is to understand how he sees his mission... [Read more...]

“Ask a Priest: Can you explain what Pope Francis is saying in his apostolic exhortation, ‘Evangelii Gaudium’?”

Q: I was recently at a Mass in a parish in Arizona. The priest welcomed everyone before the start of Mass and then quoted from Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium: “The Eucharist, although it is the fullness of sacramental... [Read more...]

“Ask a Priest: Is our personal participation in debt considered immoral and sinful?”

Q: Pope Francis has called debt immoral. It is easy to see that we are to care for the poor — the others — and not be guided by the “me” consumerism of our day. My question: Is our personal participation in debt (i.e., borrowing... [Read more...]