Monthly Archives: November 2014

How different are Francis and Benedict?

Originally at: by John L. Allen Jr. ROME — During a brief press conference aboard the papal plane yesterday, returning to Rome from a day trip to Strasbourg, a French journalist asked Pope Francis if he’s a Social Democrat. … Continue reading

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Advent: Mary, Did You Know?

Beautiful “Mary Did You Know”:

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Five young women starring in “The Sisterhood” on Lifetime TV

Originally at: by Teresa M. Hanafin Episode 1: “I’m not ready” Well, some maybe could be, and some clearly aren’t. The five young women who are pursuing a six-week “discernment” on the Lifetime TV show “The Sisterhood” to figure … Continue reading

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Pope on Marriage and Family

Pope Francis: In marriage, living together is “an art, a patient, beautiful and fascinating journey … which can be summarized in three words: please, thank you and sorry. ‘Please’ is a kind request to be able to enter into the … Continue reading

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The Idol of Safety

Originally at: by Tammy Ruiz Those calls a mother dreads. I have received a number of them in the past few weeks. “Mom, I was hit by a car while riding my bike;” “My financial aid package may not go through;” … Continue reading

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Pope to Europe: Get your social and spiritual house in order

Originally at: by John Allen STRASBOURG, France — History’s first pope from outside the West traveled to the heart of secular Europe Tuesday and delivered a sharp wake-up call, warning European leaders that the continent risks irrelevance if it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Cardinal Müller: Attacks on Marriage Are a ‘Suicide of Humanity’

Originally at: by  EDWARD PENTIN The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith was the main sponsor of the three-day international and interreligious Humanum colloquium on the complementarity of man and woman in marriage. The congregation’s prefect, Cardinal Gerhard Müller, … Continue reading

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