PILGRIMAGE: Year of Mercy, Franciscan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

by Mary Best, Franciscan Friars, Holy Name Province Making a pilgrimage to a religious site like the Holy Land can have a profound effect on people looking to connect with their faith. Jacek Orzechowski, OFM, who will lead a trip there in May, thinks that it’s not just the place, but the people who live there that … Continue reading PILGRIMAGE: Year of Mercy, Franciscan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

REFLECTION: Papal press conference continues to make news

by Thomas Reese, S.J., NCR He did it again. Pope Francis held a free-wheeling press conference on the airplane on the way back to Rome from the Holy Land. Even though Vatican officials warned that the pope was tired and asked reporters to keep the questions short, the pope stood and took questions for 40 … Continue reading REFLECTION: Papal press conference continues to make news