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Pope Francis brought his campaign for action on climate change to the United Nations on Friday, proclaiming the existence of a “right of the environment” and pleading with countries to stop abusing it, reports Crux.
Hardened Congress watchers might have thought that nothing short of a miracle would soothe the bipartisan animus that typically has Republicans and Democrats at war. But Pope Francis managed to do so, reports The Guardian.
Pope Francis went straight from charging the US Congress to care for the neediest to blessing and encouraging Washington's hungry and homeless, reports CNS in NCR Online.
Mark 9: 38-43, 45, 47-48 “Teacher,” said John, “we saw someone driving out demons in your name and we told him to stop, because he was not one of us.”
The journalist Jane Fraser, for many years a mainstay of The Australian with a much-enjoyed column that chronicled family and social life in a wry and often edgy manner, has died aged 72.
We need to seriously deepen our understanding of what a compassionate response to the Syrian crisis really means, writes Sister Clare Condon SGS in The Good Oil.
Vandals steal staff from Canadian statue, Indian nun found murdered, Pope wears cross of slain Iraqi priest.
The hilarious online story by Jennifer Fulwiler is an account of her life in Austin, Texas, with six young children. It is a reminder that choosing to raise a large family requires a cultural as well as a spiritual shift.
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Francis’ great gift is learning through intimacy, not just to study poverty, but to live among the poor and feel it as a personal experience from the inside, writes David Brooks in The New York Times.
The Pope’s entourage is about 100 people, which makes it less of a flock and more of a herd. Here are the seven types of members of the Papal entourage that’s followed him along the American eastern seaboard this week.
The successful Italian businessman, Pierluigi Molla, and his wife Lisi, can speak about his mother and her mother-in-law as a saint, and know they mean it.
Speaking with a nun on the first day of school moved one of Brisbane’s Ursuline Sisters so much it convinced her to join the order 50 years ago, reports The Catholic Leader.
The Vatican Museums originated as a group of sculptures collected by Pope Julius II (1503-1513) and placed in what today is the Cortile Ottagono within the museum complex.
Fr Rob Galea withdrew from The X Factor after struggling to balance the demands of the show with pastoral commitments, reports The Catholic Weekly.
There was no reason for Francis to meet Fidel Castro. We can only surmise that he deliberately went out of his way to call on him. The clue can be found in the Gospel of the feast of Saint Matthew, writes Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith.
This American action drama tells the story of a woman FBI agent, wanting to do the right thing, being caught up in the cross-border drug traffic between the USA and Mexico.
The story of the five-year-old girl who broke security lines to deliver a message to the Pope on behalf of the United States' millions of undocumented migrants has gone around the world, reports AFP on Yahoo7.
Pope Francis met with members of the Little Sisters of the Poor, a group of nuns who run nursing homes for the elderly on Wednesday, in a visit that was not part of the Pope’s public agenda, reports Crux.