Monthly Archives: November 2013

Caption contest: Which were your favorites?

If you missed it, yesterday after Pope Francis went to Italy’s presidential palace for his first state visit, we couldn’t resist calling for a caption contest for this Paul Haring photo of the pope with Italian President Giorgio Napolitano. Well, it … Continue reading

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Full house at the home of mercy

VATICAN CITY — There’s been lots of anecdotal evidence of a boom in people going to confession because of what Pope Francis has been saying about it: The confessional is not a dry cleaners, a business of sorts that’s just … Continue reading

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Love thy neighbor

VATICAN CITY — There may be a slight change in protocol tomorrow when Pope Francis makes his first official state visit to Italy. The traditional visit is held at the Quirinale — the ornate Italian presidential palace in the heart … Continue reading

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“We see faith, love rising from the ruins”

VATICAN CITY — With his voice quavering and overcome with emotion, Cardinal Luis Tagle of Manila thanked people for supporting desperately needed relief efforts in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan. In an interview just posted on Vatican Radio, the … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Where to give to help Typhoon Haiyan victims

Catholic aid agencies helping Filipinos affected by Typhoon Haiyan, the largest Pacific storm of the year and perhaps the largest storm ever,  are seeking donations. The Catholic Relief Services country representative in the Philippines, Joe Curry, said this typhoon — … Continue reading

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Encore: the Vatican’s conductor in red

VATICAN CITY — Imagine a musical conductor dressed in red instead of the traditional black. On May 15, 2011, Italian Cardinal Domenico Bartolucci, who died today at the age of 96, was wearing his cardinal red as he directed a … Continue reading

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Pope Francis ranks #1 most talked about name on the net

VATICAN CITY — Of the 1.83 billion people chatting and posting in English on the Internet, guess what they’ve been talking about most ? Not only is Pope Francis the most talked about name of 2013, his twitter handle @Pontifex … Continue reading

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