Infographic from the Washington Post on the different orders in which past Popes have served. This graphic can be used to distinguish between diocesan and religious orders. There are many teachable moments from the events of the past few weeks. If you have any suggestions for resources, websites or topics we can share, please contact

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George de la Tour’s Saint Joseph Carpenter (c.1640). On the Feast Day of St Joseph, Pope Francis celebrates the Mass of Inauguration. See a lesson plan for Pope Francis. Habemus Papam! Pope Francis Lesson Plan

Full text of Pope Francis inauguration homily: