You know you have heard about it.
The history of popes in these United States is full of surprises.
The secular media have been trying to draw a contrast between Pope Francis and both of his predecessors — St. John Paul II and Benedict XVI — largely on the basis of his simple ways and emphasis on mercy.
In his first full day in Cuba, Pope Francis — contrary to his usual practice — began the day deliberate, restrained, and careful to stick to his prepared remarks at each formal event.
One of the slogans in the Catholic Church in the United States today is "All Are Welcome!"
The Ten Commandments constitutes a beacon and a norm of life in justice and love, a "great ethical code" for all humanity.
The crisis is one of faith.
Pope Francis warns against giving moral questions too much emphasis, but many are enthused by him precisely because they give all their attention to moral questions.
Catholicism is a treasure map: It may be old, but it still leads to treasure. Let's rediscover it together, and help others to do the same.
The Church (like so many other things in life) is not so much something we inherit from generations past or take over from our predecessors as it is something on loan to us from future generations.