Monthly Archives: February 2014

Pope Francis kisses his “mini-me” to kick off Carnival

Originally at: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/pope-francis-kisses-his-mini-me-to-kick-off-carnival/ Daniele De Sanctis, 19 months, made a star turn Wednesday as he showed off this year’s must-have Carnival costume at the pope’s general audience: white cassock and cape, white skullcap and even a miniature pectoral cross. Daniele wailed … Continue reading

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“If there is no battle, there is no Christianity.” — Pope Emeritus Benedict

Originally at: http://www.religionnews.com/2014/02/25/analysis-surprising-afterlife-pope-benedict-xvi/ by David Gibson VATICAN CITY (RNS) When Pope Benedict XVI officially left the Vatican in a helicopter a year ago this week (Feb. 28), becoming the first pontiff in 600 years to resign, many in his conservative fan … Continue reading

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Governor Pliny and Governor Cuomo

Originally at: http://www.crisismagazine.com/2014/governor-pliny-and-governor-cuomo by Fr. George Rutler Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus was governor of Bithynia–Pontus in present day Turkey from 111 to 113 AD.  That capped a long career during which he served as judge, staff officer, knight, senator, quaestor, tribune, praetor, … Continue reading

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Ancient Christian communities are being destroyed

Originally at: http://theweek.com/article/index/255403/the-worlds-most-ancient-christian-communities-are-being-destroyed-mdash-and-no-one-cares by Michael Brendan Dougherty Like many Coptic Christians in Egypt, Ayman Nabil Labib had a tattoo of the cross on his wrist. And like 17-year-old men everywhere, he could be assertive about his identity. But in 2011, after Egypt’s … Continue reading

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Catholics who lived long on only Baptism

POPE FRANCIS GENERAL AUDIENCE Saint Peter’s Square Wednesday, 15 January 2014 Dear Brothers and Sisters, Good morning! Last Wednesday we started a brief cycle of catecheses on the Sacraments, beginning with Baptism. And I would like pause again on Baptism … Continue reading

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The Rock in Stone

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Sin, Satan and Pope Francis

Originally at: http://www.catholicworldreport.com/Blog/2887/satan_sin_and_sociology.aspx#.UuesyBDnZD8 by Anne Hendershott In his first homily, given on March 14th, Pope Francis cautioned the faithful that “he who does not pray to the Lord, prays to the devil.” “When we do not profess Jesus Christ,” he further insisted, “we … Continue reading

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