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The Pope Francis Effect: ‘Francesco’ Now Italy’s Most Popular Baby Name
Originally Posted: 10/18/2013 - 5:06pm | Type: Blog

Moved by the election of Pope Francis seven months ago, the name “Francesco” has leapfrogged to No. 1 on the list of the most popular baby names in Italy, according to a study. Mo ...

Following in the Footsteps of Francis
Originally Posted: 10/04/2013 - 1:57pm | Type: Blog

Eager to deepen my understanding of the saint, I had returned to Assisi to walk in the footsteps of St. Francis. Ancient stones, steep stairs, and sparkling fresh air greeted me ...

Remembering Francis: From 12th Century Rebel to 21st Century Pope
Originally Posted: 10/04/2013 - 9:45am | Type: Blog

Today, Oct. 4, Christians around the world remember one of the great heroes of our faith, and the current pope’s namesake – Francis of Assisi. But Francesco Bernadone (Francis of Assisi), who died on Oct. 3, 1 ...

Marks
Originally Posted: 06/05/2013 - 1:35pm | Type: Blog

Editor’s Note: The following poem by Trevor Scott Barton was written while he was living in Africa and reading The Little Flowers of St. Francis of Assisi. Editor ’ ...

Of Saints and Presidents
Originally Posted: 10/04/2012 - 1:48pm | Type: Blog

Last night I found myself vexed. Frustrated and disappointed at the fearful rhetoric and the bombastic posturing of the first Presidential debate, I went to bed soured by the whole thing. This morning I awoke ...

Remember the Dangerous Animals
Originally Posted: 10/03/2012 - 12:57pm | Type: Blog

Blessing of the animals does too little to recognize the complex power of animals in God’s creation, or even in the life of St. Francis. This week, thousands of churches will host ...

Seeking Love and Forgiveness in the Shadow of St. Francis
Originally Posted: 10/02/2012 - 8:16am | Type: Blog

Swimming against a global tide of religious violence and political polarization, about 550 religious and humanitarian leaders met recently in the birthplace of St. Francis to propose a new way forward: love an ...