One Year of Pope Francis

On the day it was announced that Jorge Bergoglio was elected, the immediate reaction was, “Francis! Oh this is Revolutionary!” A year later, we reflect. Is Pope Francis revolutionary? He asks for our prayers before he blesses us. He hugs us, appears in selfies with youth and washes our feet. He continues to look toContinue reading “One Year of Pope Francis”

Power and Grace

Over the last several months, people have asked me what I think of Pope Francis. 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 AmericasContinue reading “Power and Grace”

Did the Pope Tip the Political Scales in the U.S.? – Room for Debate – NYTimes.com

Did the Pope Tip the Political Scales in the U.S.? – Room for Debate – NYTimes.com. “In a remarkable interview released last week, Pope Francis said the church had grown “obsessed” with abortion, gay marriage and contraception, and said it should focus more on socioeconomic issues…” Read the rest of the debate and let usContinue reading “Did the Pope Tip the Political Scales in the U.S.? – Room for Debate – NYTimes.com”

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”

Welcome, Francis I

Here at Good Ground Press we join the Church and world in giving Francis I a warm welcome. The Sisters of St. Joseph have Jesuit roots.  A Jesuit inspired our first sisters to form a little design, a community of women to move in among the poor, divide the city, and do the works of mercy.  From thisContinue reading “Welcome, Francis I”