Monthly Archives: February 2014

A wedding behind prison walls

VATICAN CITY — Even a jailed inmate can have a fairytale, Catholic wedding. The Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, ran a lovely story of one couple’s journey of preparation for the sacrament of marriage. It’s not your typical scenario: the couple … Continue reading

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A “who’s who” look at papal advisers in Rome this week

VATICAN CITY — This is a big week with new and old cardinals coming to town for 10 days of meetings and ceremonies. Pope Francis is meeting, for the third time, with his “group of eight” Council of Cardinals yesterday, … Continue reading

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Cardinal Kasper to address College of Cardinals on family

VATICAN CITY — Ever since last July, when Pope Francis told reporters that the church’s practices on marriage exemplify a need for mercy in the church today, speculation has been widespread that he might make it easier for divorced and … Continue reading

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Pope to engaged couples: After ‘I do,’ comes ‘May I, Thank you & I’m sorry’

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis had a special date today in St. Peter’s Square with Catholic couples who are preparing to be married this year. Check out the story with our “Storified” tweets below and the full video of the … Continue reading

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This blog is guaranteed to make you hungry!

By Dennis Sadowski MANILA, Philippines — When in Manila, there’s one place to do as the Romans do. Where? Try the Ristorante delle Mitre (Restaurant of the Miter) in Manila’s Intramuros, the old city. Among regulars, it’s known as Le … Continue reading

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Education and the meme generation

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis, who spent many years teaching high school students and seminarians, had a lot of great stuff to say today about the importance of education. I thought it’d be fun to create a couple of memes … Continue reading

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“Listen to your grandparents!” and other papal words of wisdom for kids

VATICAN CITY — The success of a kids’ comic book about Pope Francis has prompted its Italian publisher to turn it into an app for the English-speaking world. Called “Pope Francis Comics,” the app offers a kid-friendly mini-bio of the … Continue reading

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