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Pope Francis will address US Congress

This is the first time a Pope or even any religious leader is to address US Congress. The significance of this event cannot be overstated. The Church needs to step out further into the world and not be afraid to do so. 210 more words

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Contemplate, give thanks, protect: Pope Francis prays for creation

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Leading prayers for the safeguarding of creation, Pope Francis prayed that people would learn to contemplate God in the beauty of the universe, give thanks and protect all life. 508 more words

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Observers expect Pope Francis to affirm and challenge politicians during visit

By Tom Tracy Catholic News Service

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CNS) — Flanked by Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner — two high-profile Catholic politicians — the visual of Pope Francis’ Sept. 960 more words

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Bill de Blasio to Rudolph Giuliani: Listen to the Pope

Mayor Bill de Blasio attacked former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani for his claim that the solution to the mushrooming homelessness population is to “chase them out of the city”—and argued that his Republican predecessor should instead remember the charitable precepts espoused by Catholic leaders like Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Pope Francis. 504 more words

Pope: Priests in Holy Year can absolve 'sin of abortion'

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis declared Tuesday he is allowing all priests in the church’s upcoming Year of Mercy to absolve women of the “sin of abortion” if they repent with a “contrite heart.” 268 more words

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Pope: Priests in Holy Year can absolve 'sin of abortion'

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis says he is letting all priests in the church’s upcoming Year of Mercy absolve the “sin of abortion” if they seek forgiveness with a “contrite heart.” 76 more words

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A First-Timers Guide to Rome, Italy

After doing a quick stop in Rome this week,  I thought it was about time I wrote about Rome as a whole. As a first-timer to Rome you have an obscene amount to see and do and though it may seem daunting you really ought to give it your best.  1,086 more words

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