Monthly Archives: March 2014

In Argentina, a different kind of Francis bump

By David Agren BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — The San Lorenzo soccer club stumbled toward the final of its Argentine season in December. It drew its final match, but the other clubs finished in such a way that San Lorenzo won … Continue reading

Posted in CNS, Latin America, sports

A ‘Top Ten’ list about Jesus

Unlike David Letterman’s “Top Ten” lists, this list starts with the smallest number and then proceeds from there. The list is from Jesuit Father James Martin, editor at large of America magazine and author of the new book “Jesus: A … Continue reading

Posted in Holy Land, media

Notes on Peace and Justice

Newsletter broadens awareness of efforts to end human trafficking A newsletter that serves as an exchange among religious congregations and their collaborating organizations offers news and information on the growing front to end the scourge of human trafficking. Stop Trafficking! has … Continue reading

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“St. Francis Slept Here” in need of repair

ROME — A community of Franciscan friars are “taking it to the streets,” appealing to the general public — and not strapped government coffers —  to finance the restoration of a darkened cell where St. Francis of Assisi stayed during … Continue reading

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A Polish priest, a pistol and a plane

VATICAN CITY — In an era of such heightened airport security, it seems impossible a regular passenger would ever be allowed to board a plane with a handgun. But if you’re on a flight tonight from Rome to Poland, that … Continue reading

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Biggest downside of being pontiff is the paperwork, Pope Francis says

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The thing Pope Francis dislikes most about his job as pontiff is the paperwork, he told residents of an Argentine slum in which he used to minister. “Paperwork, office work, … Continue reading

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Teach your children well: The Pope Francis guide to education

VATICAN CITY — Among his many traits, retired Pope Benedict XVI is well-known as a brilliant professor. But how many people know about Pope Francis’ early ties to teaching and education? Teaching is a normal part of the Jesuit vocation, and … Continue reading

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