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The abduction of a Jewish boy by the Catholic church that caused an international uproar

The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara
By David I. Kertzer
Alfred A. Knopf, 1997, 350 pages

The Roman Catholic church has an extremely uncomplimentary history in regards to its relationship with the Jews. 718 more words


Pope Gregory XI returns the papacy to Rome

Pope Gregory XI returns the papacy to Rome

Pope Gregory XI was the last French pope and the last to rule from Avignon. The French Pope, Gregory XI, returned the papacy to Rome, against the wishes of France and several of his cardinals, on this day in 1377. 416 more words


ST. ANTONY, Patriarch of Monks.

ST. ANTONY was born in the year 251, in Upper Egypt. Hearing at Mass the words, “If thou wilt be perfect, go, sell what thou hast, and give to the poor,” he gave away all his vast possessions. 336 more words


Sitting in a fast food palace, wall to wall plastic

Maury giving a bro hug to a man on the tube that is the father of his daughter’s child… Wild? 139 more words


What is a Pope?

I was in my dorm preparing to head off to one of my classes when I heard my friend excitedly yelling “the smoke is white! The smoke is white!” My friends were streaming live news straight from Rome. 1,163 more words

Speak for yourself. That's enough.

Trump saying repeatedly that he speaks for the American people is almost as absurd and laughable as popes, bishops, priests and ministers blabbering on about how they speak for “God”. 10 more words

Marco Caceres

Pope Francis Wants Bishops to Learn to Punish Abusers at the Vatican's Sex Abuse Prevention Summit

(VATICAN CITY) — Pope Francis is insisting that bishops attending his high-stakes sex abuse prevention summit will learn the laws to use against predators, how to care for victims and will make sure that no cleric abuse cases are covered up again. 443 more words