Pope Francis waves as he arrives to visit the tomb of influential 20th century Italian priest Father Primo Mazzolari June 20 at St. Peter the Apostle Church in Bozzolo, Italy. (CNS photo/Max Rossi, Reuters) See POPE-BOZZOLO-BARBIANA June 20, 2017.

A Jesuit Pope with a Franciscan Heart

When the Jesuit Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, of Buenos Aires, was elected pope and took the name Francis, the world was enthralled—and intrigued, too. By Christopher M. Bellitto, PhD

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Big Faith in the Big Easy

Husband, father, philanthropist, and TV star: Chef John Besh knows the ingredients to a happy life. By Peter Finney Jr.

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Pope Francis: From Argentina to the World

The election of Pope Francis signals a new direction for the Church. By Christopher Heffron

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Crown of Thorns

Darkness and Light: A Reflection on Good Friday

Kathy Coffey

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Made in God’s Image

Our bodies are sacred gifts. Handle with care. By Kate Wicker

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Saint Paul at the Vatican

‘Sincerely Yours, Paul’

Saint Paul’s letters to two coworkers and a friend have helped countless Christians over the centuries. By Theresa Doyle-Nelson

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I Was Homeless

BIBLE READING has gotten me into trouble over and over again. This began to happen when I went to live in subsidized housing for two years. There, the social worker, who was the assistant to the director, threatened me with a day-treatment program for the mental health-challenged because, as she said, I was “reading that book so much.”

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St. Francis and the Incarnation

Saint Francis and the Incarnation

Jesus became one of us to help us share in divine life. Christmas celebrates that. By John Quigley, OFM

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Wood Carvers of Bethlehem

Olive-wood carving has been an honored craft in Bethlehem for many centuries. These artisans continue the tradition. By Lori Erickson

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Following Christ with Small Steps

Following Christ with Small Steps

Sometimes beautiful deeds done for God are hidden within terribly ordinary tasks. By Kathy Coffey

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