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The Photo of the Pope That Got Me Thinking

I have been deeply moved by these pictures of the Pope touching the man with the disfigurement that have gone viral across the Internet. Not because the Pope is doing something supernatural or mystical to that of other human beings, but because pictures like these still get a reaction
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10 Facts About The New Pope

Here are some facts about the new Pope (text version below slideshow): %Slideshow-546593% - Jorge Mario Bergoglio was born Dec. 17, 1936, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, one of five children born to an I...
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HOLY SMOKE! New Pope Chosen

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina, who will be known as Pope Francis, has been elected to lead the world's 1.2 billion Catholics. He is the first Pope from the Americas and the first from o...
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Congratulations Pour In From Canada

TORONTO - Canadians greeted the choice of a new Pope with cheers and congratulations Wednesday, though a small contingent expressed regrets that the Catholic Church's 266th leader wouldn't be one of t...
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Hardly the Mysterious Hand of God, Your Holiness

On June 17, Pope Benedict XVI told Irish Catholics that it is a "mystery" to him why priests and other church officials have been abusing children entrusted to their care for at least the past several decades. Though I am not a Catholic, a clergyman, a child abuser or a victim of one, I may be able to help clear up the mystery.
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Clergy's Sexual Abuse A 'Mystery': Pope

Pope Benedict XVI told Irish Catholics on Sunday it is a "mystery" why priests and other church officials abused children entrusted in their care, undermining faith in the church "in an appalling way....

Are the Pope's Nuns a Bunch of "Radical Feminists"?

Last month the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith scolded the Leadership Conference of Women's Religious for subscribing to "radical feminist themes" like social justice and poverty, while being silent about abortion and same sex. It simply looks bad. Many feel that nuns represent the strength and mainstay of Catholic Church.
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Toronto Archbishop Elevated To Cardinal

VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict on Saturday brought 22 Catholic churchmen, including Toronto Archbishop Thomas Collins, into the elite club of cardinals who will elect his successor.The new cardinals als...