Pope Francis Marks One Year as Pontiff

Pope Francis is now one year into his tenure as Bishop of Rome and leader of the Catholic Church as a whole. And what a year it’s been! The past 12 months have seen more news come out of the…

Pope Francis Hints Catholic Church Could Support Same-Sex Civil Unions

In an interview published on the Italian newspaper, Corriere della Serra, Pope Francis affirmed the Catholic Church’s position against same-sex marriage, but hinted that it may support same-sex civil unions. In the interview, Pope Francis said that matrimony is between…

Pope Drops F Bomb Accidentally During Speech

The Pope may need to ask for forgiveness from God and everyone else who heard his recent speech. While in the middle of giving the weekly blessing at the Vatican, Pope Francis accidentally dropped the F Bomb. Pope Francis was…

Pope Francis Drops Italian Equivalent of F-Bomb

Pope Francis dropped what is known as the Italian equivalent of the F-bomb during his Sunday address from the Vatican. While some are likely still sitting aghast at the pope’s potty mouth, this will likely serve to make the pontiff…

Pope’s Harley Will Be Auctioned Off On Thursday

We already know that Pope Francis is probably the most progressive Pope ever. He does have his own official Twitter page. But now you can add a little street-cred to the Pontiff’s resume as well. He owns a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.…

Pope Releases “Peace Doves”, Birds Attacked

It’s almost like something out a dark comedy. On Sunday, as thousands gathered in St. Peter’s Square, two white doves were released by children. Standing next to them was Pope Francis himself. The gesture was meant to promote world peace.…

Pope Francis Says The Internet Is ‘A Gift From God’, Urges Us to Become ‘Citizens Of The Digital World’

For progressive Catholics and the progressive non-religious, Pope Francis has been a pretty bit hit in his first year in the papacy. Between his “judge ye not” stance on gays, advocacy for the poor, and disparaging remarks about capitalism as…

Vatican Monsignor Arrested for Money Laundering

A former senior Vatican accountant who is already on house arrest is facing yet another charge for money laundering. Monsignor Nunzio Scarano is currently facing separate charges from last year for smuggling 20m euros into Italy. However, on Tuesday, he,…

Pope Francis Encourages Breastfeeding at Mass

It has been less than one year since Pope Francis was inaugurated, but in that time he has been hailed as one of the more liberal popes in recent history. After causing much uproar for refusing to judge homosexuals back…

Pope Francis Greatly Limits Use of “Monsignor” Title

“I do believe the monsignor’s finally got the point.” – Connor MacManus, Boondock Saints Anyone who has watched a gangland film has heard the term “monsignor” used in relation to some priest in the neighborhood. In fact, in Hollywood’s version…