16Mar What makes Pope Francis tick: read his Pastoral Letter for the Year of Faith

Paul O'Connor OSA in Ecuador provides a translation of the then Cardinal Bergoglio's pastoral letter for the Year of Faith, published in Buneos Aires last October. Recognising the whole article may be hard reading for some, he suggests they might slip to the section headed 'Crossing the Threshold of Faith', where Padre Jorje tells what faith means to him.

16Mar Donabate supports Fr Tony…

Padraig Haran, (Chairperson), Joe Connolly, (P.P.), Deirdre Meyler, Angela O’Sullivan, Pat Hannon, (P.C.), Mary Bond, Ken Spratt, Pat Reilly, (C.C.), Deborah McArdle and Alain Rochecouste, all members of Donabate Pastoral Council, deplore the CDF's treatment of Fr Tony Flannery

16Mar Maybe Pope Francis will call on us all to ‘wake up’!

Fellow Jesuit Gerry O'Hanlon assesses Pope Francis' chances of reforming the Church, and believes it would be wonderful if he could say to all of us: "Wake up , Lazarus!" (Article was first published in the Irish Times on 15 March, under the heading: 'The Jesuit Pope Francis'.)

16Mar 16 March. Saturday in the Fourth Week of Lent

Judging where the truth lies