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Pope Francis and Billy Graham, Brother Evangelists

I sometimes think the Pope is more Evangelical than Billy Graham.

Like most Evangelicals of his generation, Graham was famous for inviting people to turn from their sins and have a “personal relationship with Jesus Christ.” Time and again Pope Francis uses similar language. 708 more words

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A Death on the Beach May Turn the Tide of History

We are gasping in shock at the photographs before us: a toddler, someone’s little boy, his lifeless body washed up to shore and recovered. A heartbreaking death, in pursuit of the hope for life. 953 more words

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Pope Francis, Abortion and Empathy

It has only been two days since the international news media broke the story that, during the upcoming Jubilee Year, Pope Francis will grant Catholic priests permission to forgive women who have had abortions and physicians who have carried them out. 1,493 more words

You'll Need a Ticket to Get Within 5 Blocks of the Pope's Philadelphia Mass

(PHILADELPHIA) — Officials in Philadelphia say that Pope Francis will participate in two parades during his two-day visit visit and that more tickets will be made available for his public events. 97 more words

Here's how different Christians reacted to the Pope Lottery in New York City

Tickets to see the Pope at Central Park in September will be given out via a lottery.

The Catholics are deeply offended because they believe that people should show some evidence of good works before being entered into the lottery. 240 more words

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Pope Francis Goes Shopping for New Glasses

(ROME) — Pope Francis slipped out of the Vatican Thursday for a personal errand: New glasses.

Francis arrived at dusk at the Ottica Spiezia on swank Via del Babuino in his Ford Focus, accompanied by his bodyguard and some plainclothes police, witness Daniel Soehe said. 365 more words

Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia Timothy Senior, a BCSSW Alum, Employs Servant Leadership in His Life’s Work

Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia Timothy Senior (MSW, MBA ’92) has adopted the mantra of servant leadership throughout his life work, from his role as Secretary of Catholic Human Services in Philadelphia to his current position as the rector of the city’s seminary. 1,393 more words