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3 hrs ago | Free Republic

Sign of peace at Mass: Vatican says it stays put, but urges education

Congregants exchange the sign of peace at a Mass in February before a charity motorcycle ride led by Miami Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski to benefit a Catholic Charities' center for alcohol and drug rehabilitation.


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7 hrs ago | Free Republic

Pope Apologizes for "Catholics who Obstructed Pentecostal Growth"

No, not the original Temple, of course: all over the news , one can see the announcement of a bizarre gaudy 300-million-dollar supposed replica built by a Pentecostal sect in the largest Brazilian city, Sao Paulo.


11 hrs ago | Free Republic

Church parade past Mafia home a challenge to Pope Francis

In apparent defiance of Pope Francis, a church procession detoured from its route through a southern Italian town to honor a convicted mobster under house arrest.


Related Topix: Mafia, Prison

16 hrs ago | Miami New Times

Miami Icons: Vizcaya, Birthplace of Magic City Luxury

San Francisco has the Golden Gate Bridge. St. Louis has the Arch. Las Vegas has its retro welcome sign.


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20 hrs ago | Tri-cityherald.com

Pope slips out of Vatican, joins Jesuits for lunch

The pope slipped out of the Vatican on Thursday for his second drop-in, surprise luncheon, visiting his fellow Jesuits on the feast day of their founder, St. Ignatius Loyola.


Yesterday | DFW Catholic

Catholic charity to hold day of prayer for peace in Iraq

Baghdad, Iraq, Aug 1, 2014 / 12:04 am .- Aid to the Church in Need has scheduled Aug. 6 as day of prayer for Iraq, portions of which are now controlled by Islamist militants, in response to the violence threatening Christians and others in the nation.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Roman Catholic Church

Thu Jul 31, 2014


Pope Francis declares the clergy guilty of child abuse will be held accountable

Pope Francis has begged forgiveness from the victims of clergy sex abuse in his first meeting with several abuse survivors.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion


Woman sentenced to death in Sudan arrives in Manchester

A Sudanese woman who refused to deny her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence is back on US soil.


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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

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

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)


The Independent

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

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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.


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