Pope Francis’ Game Plan; Part Eight: A True Son of St. Ignatius

In this part of my series on Pope Francis’ Game Plan, then, it seems helpful to look at key elements of the Ignatian charism that are evident in the Holy Father’s Apostolic Exhortation, the “Joy of the Gospel.”

Pope discusses Iraq crisis [VIDEO]

Aboard the papal plane from Seoul to Rome, Pope Francis spoke about the need for the international community to "stop" the Islamic State.

Pope talks airstrikes in Iraq, his health, possible U.S. visit

Pope Francis said the use of force can be justified to stop "unjust aggressors" such as Islamic State militants in northeastern Iraq, but he declined to endorse U.S. military airstrikes against the militants and said such humanitarian interventions should not be decided on by any single country.

Pope prays for Korean reconciliation [VIDEO]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KQAGQnyTrM On his last day in South Korea, Pope Francis celebrated Mass and prayed for a reconciled Korean peninsula.

At stadium Mass, pope tells Koreans to resist materialism

Celebrating Mass before some 50,000 people, Pope Francis prayed that Christian values overcome demoralization in economically successful societies.

In Korea, pope pleads for peace [VIDEO]

http://youtu.be/9f1WHIhC6mk?list=UUDfNrxA5dMp0co1siQOLrjg On his first day in South Korea, Pope Francis underlined the importance of peace on the Korean peninsula.

A lesson from the dimming of a bright star

Once, during a trip to New York City, some friends and I stopped into a restaurant on Seventh Avenue for dinner. I was happily slurping down my pho, a Vietnamese noodle dish, when I heard a familiar voice. The comedian Robin Williams -- Mrs. Doubtfire himself -- was sitting less than 10 feet away, telling hilarious stories to friends gathered around his dinner table.

Iraqi Christians beginning to die in hot, crowded camps, witnesses say

Iraqi Christians driven from their homes by Islamic State fighters are beginning to die in crowded camps, witnesses claimed.

Catholic Iraqi refugees in Lebanon recall horror of militant attacks

The memory of that brutal June evening in his home near Mosul, Iraq, brought 48-year-old Joseph, now a refugee in Lebanon, to tears.

Catholics Matter 125: Sharing Faith in Song [VIDEO]

Award-winning composer and songwriter, Julie Carrick of Carrick Ministries, joins Fr. Rob Clements to talk about what it means to be a "Catechetical Artist" and share the faith through music.