When An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, visited Pope Francis recently he agreed to take a message from Tony Flannery to the Pope.
Richard R. Gaillardetz writes in commonweal magazine about the issue of doctrinal authority and Pope Francis.
"Pope Francis is refashioning the exercise of doctrinal teaching authority in the church. There should be no question of the pope’s fidelity to church teaching; by any account Francis must be considered a doctrinal conservative. Many Catholics, on the left and the right, by thinking of the magisterium in a largely juridical key, focus far too much on the pope’s authority to officially pronounce on doctrinal matters".
Gerard O'Connell in Americamagazine reports on the address of Pope Francis to the curia.
First Reading: 1 Samuel 1:24-28
Samuel’s mother, Hannah, dedicates her young son to a life of service to God
When she had weaned him, she took him up with her, along with a three-year-old bull, an ephah of flour, and …