What US Catholics see as Pope Francis’ most notable action

NOTABLE ACTIONS—Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter’s Square on March 14, 2018. (Photo by Daniel Ibanez/CNA)
NOTABLE ACTIONS—Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter’s Square on March 14, 2018. (Photo by Daniel Ibanez/CNA)

What has been Pope Francis’ most notable action so far in his papacy?

A group of some 300 US Catholics was recently asked this question in a recent study conducted by the Pew Research Center, drawing a multitude of responses.

Participants were asked to explain in their own words the most noteworthy thing Pope Francis has accomplished during his past five years as pope, despite their personal opinions of him. Read more

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Have we allowed youth to become bored with the Mass?

Bishop Mark Davies. (CNA file photo)
Bishop Mark Davies. (CNA file photo)

In a recent pastoral letter, a British bishop has encouraged Catholics to make the “awesome reality” of the Eucharist a central focus of their life and prayer during Lent.

“In this Eucharistic Year for the Diocese I am inviting us all to reflect more deeply on the mystery and reality of the Eucharist,” wrote Bishop Mark Davies of the Diocese of Shrewsbury.

“At the beginning of Lent, I want to draw your gaze especially toward the Altar where Christ’s Sacrifice, by which He loved us to the end, is made present anew,” Davies continued, drawing attention to the sacrifice of the Mass. Read more

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