Monthly Archives: July 2013

John Allen: Pope Francis’ spontaneous interview

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE One way to tell that a pope is feeling good at the end of a long trip is when he comes back to the press compartment and does precisely what he said at the beginning of the … Continue reading

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‘Who am I to judge?’ marks new tone on homosexuality

It’s amazing how five simple words – “Who am I to judge?” – can change perceptions and open doors. The words came from Pope Francis to reporters on his plane back to Rome following a weeklong trip to Brazil, and … Continue reading

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Pope2Bishops: Get out of Church!

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Pope Francis on Saturday challenged bishops from around the world to get out of their churches and preach, and to have the courage to go to the farthest margins of society to find the faithful. … Continue reading

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Pope Francis @ WYD: The Cross!

Dear Young Friends, We have come here today to accompany Jesus on his journey of sorrow and love, the Way of the Cross, which is one of the most intense moments of World Youth Day. At the end of the … Continue reading

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Pope Paul VI: Spot on Re Sex

few weeks ago, while pondering the upcoming sapphire anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s Humanae Vitae (Of Human Life) and the continuing controversy over the “birth control encyclical” throughout both Church and society, I came across the following, in an essay the Polish Nobel … Continue reading

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Papal wisdom for U.S.

Met by crowds inspired by both adoration (for the Pope) and indignation (towards their government), the visit of Pope Francis to Brazil provides valuable insights for how the United States can better approach its Latin American neighbors. The pronouncements of … Continue reading

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Pope @ Franciscan Drug Rehab Facility

Dear Archbishop Tempesta, brother Bishops, Distinguished Authorities, Members of the Venerable Third Order of Saint Francis of Penance, Doctors, Nurses, and Health Care Workers, Dear Young People and Family Members, God has willed that my journey, after the Shrine of … Continue reading

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