Living Like Francis

A guest post from Ellie Roscher On March 13, 2013, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, a cardinal from Buenos Aires, Argentina, was voted the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church. He is the first Jesuit, the first from the Southern Hemisphere, and the first from the Americas to be named pope. These are all big firsts,Continue reading “Living Like Francis”

Mary Magdalene—Apostle to the Apostles

By Claire Bischoff Quick! Think of one thing that you know about Mary Magdalene. Unfortunately, one of the things many people think that they know about Mary Magdalene is that she was a prostitute. As it turns out, this is a case of mistaken identity that goes back to the early church, when Mary ofContinue reading “Mary Magdalene—Apostle to the Apostles”

Foggy Mirrors at Home

A guest post from Claire Bischoff In last week’s gospel, Jesus stands up at the synagogue and reads the following passage from the prophet Isaiah: “The Spirit of the Holy One is upon me; therefore, God has anointed me and sent me to proclaim good news to the poor, to proclaim liberty for captives, sightContinue reading “Foggy Mirrors at Home”