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28 min ago | Daily Kos

Obama and the Pope disliked by the right

An apparently innocuous resolution intended to honor Pope Francis is having trouble making its way through the House of Representatives - reportedly mired in politics because some lawmakers view the pontiff as "too liberal."


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Peter King, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Larson, Democrat, Liberal Political News

4 hrs ago | DFW Catholic

Vatican releases schedule for Pope's trip to Albania

Vatican City, Jul 31, 2014 / 07:46 am .- Pope Francis will make a one-day trip to Albania in September, during which he is slated to meet with local authorities, priests and religious as well as children from charitable institutions.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, Albania, Travel, Albania Travel, Europe Travel, Roman Catholic Church, Religion

8 hrs ago | Daily Mail

Paranormal Pug-tivity! Dog throws his best death stares in comical horror film spoof

Meriam heads for new life in America: Mother put on death row in Sudan for marrying a Christian leaves Rome for Philadelphia... with the Pope's blessing Police search home of sex offender and say they say they are 'zeroing in' on killer who beat 14-year-old girl to death after she sent 'OMG I'm being kidnapped' text 'He was a great old soul': ... (more)


11 hrs ago | The Independent

Pope Francis issues top 10 tips for happiness - including don't try to convert other people

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15 hrs ago | The Common Ills

Iraq snapshot

Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Chaos and violence continue, Nouri's War Crimes continue, the plight of Iraqi Christians receive some attention, is Nouri being 'eased' out, what is John Kerry's role in the demise of Iraq, and much more.


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Wed Jul 30, 2014


Jesus, Today's Church, and "Inequality"

That Jesus commanded His disciples-of which I am one-to love "the poor" is beyond dispute.


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Third prophecy of Fatima also predicts a devastating war - part 3

Father Malachi Martin was able to read the Third Secret of Fatima before it was released.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion


Pope Francis joins fight against human trafficking

Pope Francis arrived to bless the coffin of Cardinal Francesco Marchisano at the end of the funeral service celebrated by Cardinal Angelo Sodano in St. Peter's Basilica on Wednesday.


Related Topix: Travel, Rome, Italy Travel, Europe Travel, Italy Travel, Religion, Anglican, Roman Catholic Church

Christianity Today

Pope Francis Apologizes for Pentecostal Persecution, But Italy's...

During his July 28 visit to the Evangelical Church of Reconciliation in Caserta, the pope apologized for past persecution of Pentecostals under Italy's fascist regime, which did not allow them to practice their faith.


Related Topix: Italy, World News, Roman Catholic Church, Religion

The Raw Story

Pope Francis sounds too much like Obama to be honored by Congress, Republican says

A bipartisan congressional resolution that would honor Pope Francis before his potential appearance in Philadelphia next year may not be acted upon because of Republican worries that the pontiff is perceived as being "too liberal," The Hill reports .


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Peter King, John Larson, Democrat

DFW Catholic

Papal delegation suspends ordinations in Paraguay diocese

Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, Jul 29, 2014 / 04:39 pm .- An apostolic visitation of Paraguay's Cuidad del Este diocese concluded on Saturday with the visitors suspending a scheduled ordination until they have reached conclusions about their investigation.


Tue Jul 29, 2014

Manila Bulletin

Pope Francis's 2015 visit confirmed

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle officially announced the schedule of the pontiff's visit in a press briefing yesterday at the Arzobispado de Manila in Intramuros.


Related Topix: Travel, Philippines Travel, Asia Travel, Roman Catholic Church, Religion


How many men are paedophiles?

The Pope was recently reported to have said that about 2% of Catholic clergy are paedophiles.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Healthcare

English Dong-A

Pianist Paik Kun-woo to perform to celebrate Pope`s visit to Korea

Pianist Paik Kun-woo to perform to celebrate Pope`s visit to Korea . JULY 30, 2014 01:59.


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The Catholic Sun Phoenix

Pope Francis reveals top 10 secrets to happiness

In an interview published in part in the Argentine weekly "Viva" July 27, the pope listed his Top 10 tips for bringing greater joy to one's life: 1. "Live and let live."


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Brandon Sun

Vatican sets dates for pope's second Asia trip: Jan. 12-19 in Sri Lanka, Philippines

The Vatican has confirmed the dates for Pope Francis' second trip to Asia, a weeklong visit Jan. 12-19 to Sri Lanka and the Philippines.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion

The Hill

Will Speaker move bill on the pope?

With time running out on the Capitol Hill calendar, the lawmakers who crafted the bipartisan measure are getting impatient with Speaker John Boehner .


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Larson, Democrat, Peter King, Steve Israel



By Catholic News Service BERLIN -- As the world marks the 100th anniversary of World War I, Germany's Catholic bishops urged efforts to overcome "This war began in Europe 100 years ago during these summer months, and its dimensions are still shocking," the Berlin-based bishops' conference said.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church

Mon Jul 28, 2014


Pope urges Christians to protect nature from exploitation

During an open air mass before around 200,000 people Sunday, Pope Francis called for Christians to be environmentally conscious and to protect nature from criminal abuse and illegal dumping .


Related Topix: Italy, World News, Mafia, Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Travel, Europe Travel, Italy Travel

The Hill

Juan Williams: Shame of the GOP on border

Last week, the nation's religious leaders stood up to ask their elected officials to look past politics and see that children - not theoretical abstractions but real, young individuals - are suffering because of inaction by Congress.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Representative John Fleming, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, John McCain, Opinion