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The Coming Ideological Use and Abuse of a United Nations Committee?

For the past several days in the Eternal City, I’ve watched as people with varying degrees of interest and devotion stream in and out of St. Peter’s Square. The pope fascinates them by joy, by beauty. Whether or not all realize that Christ and Church…

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‘El Papa Viajero,’ The Pope That Traveled All The Way To Our Hearts

El Papa Viajero, or the traveling Pope, Juan Pablo II, will be canonized in Rome on April 27th. Shortly after his election in 1978, he embarked on the first of 104 foreign trips, in which he logged more than 725,000 miles. Some of the largest…

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The Pope, The President: Obama, Fading Rock Star, Meets With Icon On The Rise

The meeting Thursday between President Barack Obama and Pope Francis will bring together two masters of charisma – two men who have blazed trails. The man who became the first African-American to be president of the United States will sit down with the Argentinian man…

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Pope Francis raises abortion, religious liberty in candid meeting with Obama

In their first face-to-face meeting, Pope Francis reiterated the Catholic Church’s concerns with President Barack Obama’s policies on abortion, conscience rights, and freedom of religion. A source familiar with the talks told LifeSiteNews that the Vatican press release on the meeting was “remarkably forthright” in…

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As Obama basks in the Pope’s glow, religious critics dog him at home

President Barack Obama will no doubt attempt to use Thursday’s meeting with Pope Francis as a platform to promote his political agenda at home, especially as it relates to poverty and income inequality. It’s no secret that Pope Francis has made these issues central components…

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In his first year, why this Pope has everyone talking

Last Sunday, a group of us sat on the beach, watching the children play, when the talk turned, as it often does, to Pope Francis. “The Pope said the loveliest thing yesterday. My father in Porto Alegre called me to tell me about it,” my…

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Pope Francis Has Been an Uncompromising Yet Compassionate Pro-Life Leader During First Year

Pope Francis’ first year as the leader of the Catholic Church has been one that has seen him promote a compassionate but uncompromising pro-life perspective. Pope Francis’ first anniversary gives the world an occasion to look back on how he has advanced the teachings of…

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Pope Francis, one year later — calling us to a deeper faith

Standing in St. Peter’s square one year ago amid the euphoria at the installation mass of Pope Francis, an NBC News microphone was suddenly in my face, with a reporter asking my thoughts on our new pope.  My response, based on the little I knew…

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Pope Francis And The Beauty Of His Message, His ‘Abuelo’ Charm

Almost exactly a year ago, I wrote an article about what it felt like to see the election of the world’s first Latin American Pope. I wrote about the surge of pride that we felt in our culture and traditions, which could produce so learned…

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A Year with the Joy of the Gospel

Grazie Pozo Christie is a diagnostic radiologist in south Florida who loves her Catholic faith and loves the first pope from the Americas and the evangelical opportunities his popularity has given Catholics in the last year. A Hispanic wife and mother and fellow with the…

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