With Francis, Progressive Lay Groups Hoping to Seize the Day

Lay communities like Sant'Egidio are testing the waters under Pope Francis, looking to grow and expand their service efforts and membership...

New Yorkers in Rome Eager to Serve Their Home Parishes

ROME – Shortly after the election of Pope Francis in mid-March, three seminarians stood behind their chairs waiting for lunch to begin  at the...

A Pope With a Latin Flair

ROME–Flags of all nations waved under the sun the day of Pope Francis’ inaugural mass in St. Peter’s Square in mid-March, but the blue and...

A Mormon Temple in Rome

      ROME—The eyes of the world were on St. Peter’s Square in mid-March as the Roman Catholic Church installed Cardinal Jorge...