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Pope Francis Orders Priests Not To Absolve Patriots' Sins

Pope Francis has told all members of the Catholic Church’s clergy that they are not to grant absolution to any member of the New England Patriots should they confess to cheating in the AFC Championship Game. 610 more words


The Pope's Lenten Message: Should We Be Giving Up or Reaching Out

This week Pope Francis released his 2015 message for the season of Lent, which begins on Wednesday February 18th. In the message, Pope Francis criticizes the indifference that has plagued today’s society. 443 more words

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Pope Francis, Freedom of Speech, and Love

I didn’t have time to write about it when it happened, but I was quite impressed by the Pope’s comments concerning freedom of speech in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo killings in Paris. 363 more words


Program Highlights – Week 02/02/2015 to 08/02/2015

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Monday 2


  • Live from  Sala Stampa, Vatican City. Press Conference for the presentation of the Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Council for Culture on the theme: ‘femine cultures between equality and difference.’ Speakers include Gianfranco Cardinal Ravasi, President of the Pontifical Council for Culture, President of the Pontifical Commission for Sacred Archeology.
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The Neocons and Reality

Maureen Finnigan observes, “ Nietzsche assures us that ideal truth and pure reality are illusory, for they are utterly indemonstrable. Inasmuch as absolute truth and reality are unsubstantiated conjectures of the human mind, we are left with our perspective, which is not then imperfect or inferior truth, but the only truth. 1,758 more words


Trans at the Vatican

This story about Pope Francis meeting with a transgender man has been making the rounds:



Diego Neria Lejarraga, the trans man in question, tells a familiar story of leaving the church after the parishioners at his local parish made him feel unwelcome. 775 more words