Monthly Archives: September 2013

Saving the children of Syria’s war

There are many tragedies in any war, but none are harder to watch than the suffering of children. Syria’s civil war is no exception. Hundreds of children have been killed and thousands more displaced in refugee camps with poor food … Continue reading

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Catholic politicians at odds with church on Syria

As U.S. bishops join Pope Francis in calling for a non-violent resolution to the war in Syria, the nation’s top Catholic politicians have gone the opposite way. Secretary of State John Kerry has emerged as the administration’s principal advocate for … Continue reading

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Words can kill: the pope’s talk on envy’s corrosive power

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis’ popular early morning homilies at the Domus Sanctae Marthae residence are back after a two-month-long summer hiatus. His first homily on Monday revived a recurring theme of the corrosive power of gossip and jealousy, and … Continue reading

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Pope Francis flexes his Hebrew, wishing the world’s Jews Happy New Year.

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis claims he isn’t much of a polyglot, but apparently he had no problem giving new year’s greetings in Hebrew. In a meeting yesterday with a delegation from the World Jewish Congress, the pope wished its … Continue reading

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