Monthly Archives: November 2013

Papal economics

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation “Evangelii Gaudium” is, among other things, a reflection on economics and social justice. This short video, based on a CNS interview with an expert on Catholic social teaching, lays out some essential elements of … Continue reading

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Buying locally for Thanksgiving table can have spiritual connections

When people buy locally for their meals, and especially big meals like Thanksgiving, it turns out they can make spiritual connections as well as ecological ones. An article in the Sooner Catholic, newspaper of  the Oklahoma City Archdiocese, points out … Continue reading

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Most mentions? Check out our ‘The Joy of the Gospel’ wordcloud

VATICAN CITY — “God,” “church,” and “people” get the most mentions in Pope Francis’ first apostolic exhortation “The Joy of the Gospel.”  Click on either image to enlarge. With this handy word cloud, you can see “life,” “Jesus,” “Christ,” “new,” … Continue reading

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A trip down under: Exploring the Vatican necropolis

By Caroline Hroncich  VATICAN CITY — It was nearly 50 degrees in Vatican City, but you would never guess with the 98 percent humidity. You might ask yourself, is this normal November weather for Rome? Well if you’re a member … Continue reading

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“The Joy of the Gospel” Our top picks of quotable quotes

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis’ just-released apostolic exhortation “Evangelii Gaudium” (The Joy of the Gospel) will be a must-read for all Catholics. But at more than 220 pages, you’ll have to DVR Masterchef Junior and Downton Abbey for the next … Continue reading

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Fatherly advice from the Holy Father

VATICAN CITY — When Pope Francis mills through the crowds, especially during a Wednesday general audience, people notice his warmth and tenderness, whether he’s caressing a baby, comforting an older person or hugging someone with a disability. But he also … Continue reading

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Liturgical booklets for end of Year of Faith celebrations

VATICAN CITY — This weekend marks the end of the Year of Faith, which Pope Benedict XVI established last year to encourage Catholics to study, profess and demonstrate their faith. For those who want to follow the ceremonies online, here’s … Continue reading

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