The National Catholic Review


Good Catholics embrace dialogue; it is only our latter-day cafeteria Catholics who think they can omit dialogue from their theology, piety and practice.

From the moment he steeped off the plane at Entebbe airport, the Ugandans in a thousand ways demonstrated their immense joy and happiness that Pope Francis had come to visit them.

Pope Francis first hit out hard against “the dreadful injustice of urban exclusion” when he visited the one of the city’s many slums and, an hour later at a rally with young people, he slammed corruption and tribalism.

It all comes back to this: to wait upon the Lord. The promise has been made. And now, we wait.

Pope Francis said he hopes this gathering "will achieve a global and transformational" agreement.

Pope Francis celebrated his first mass in Africa today in a truly festive atmosphere, marked by the sound of drums, the singing of ten choirs, the ululating of women, and the rhythmic movement of thousands of Kenyans as they danced to the music.   It was an unforgettable sight and Francis clearly enjoyed it.

It was the largest crowd ever to participate in a mass in this young country of 44 million people, 32 percent of whom are Catholic, and more than 70 percent under the age of 30.  Nairobi’s police chief put the attendance at mass at 300,000.

Pope Francis received an enthusiastic welcome when he stepped for the first time on African soil.

Own good fortune seems to have made us not generous and confident but anxious and apprehensive.

Paschal Mwijage, S.J., introduces the Jesuit run parish Pope Francis will visit in Kangemi, Kenya

A short commercial, entitled “Just Pray” and made by the Church of England, is now banned by a leading movie theatre chain on the grounds that the script it uses, the words of the Lord’s Prayer, might be “offensive” to people of other faiths or of no faith.