Monthly Archives: March 2014

One year later, same request: “Pray for me!”

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis marked the one-year anniversary of his election with prayer — a fitting way to celebrate — since he is on a Lenten spiritual retreat outside of Rome. But he did take a quick break to … Continue reading

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The conclave guessing game: lessons from a numbers geek

VATICAN CITY — A year-ago today, as the world’s cardinals solemnly filed into the Sistine Chapel to elect a new pope, news outlets, blogs and betting sites were abuzz with papal prognostications. I wanted to take an informal stab at … Continue reading

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A year in review & where to send anniversary greetings

VATICAN CITY — As the first anniversary of Pope Francis’ election draws near, many initiatives have kicked off to help celebrate that memorable day. The Vatican Internet office has put together a beautiful picture-book online that captures vivid images and … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ popularity with young Catholics clear, but previous popes’ styles offer lessons for the young, too

By Katherine Talalas Catholic News Service              WASHINGTON (CNS) — The producers of Canada’s Catholic TV channel, Salt + Light, visited The Catholic University of America Feb. 27 with a special message for youth and young adult leaders. While Pope Francis has … Continue reading

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Argentine politicos and pope: If you can’t beat him, join him

By David Agren BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — As archbishop of the Argentine capital, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio clashed with President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and her late husband, former President Nestor Kirchner. Shortly after being the cardinal was elected pope, however, … Continue reading

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A special blessing in Rome

VATICAN CITY — Catholic News Service was proud to have U.S. Cardinal J. Francis Stafford bless the new office of the Rome bureau, which is now just a short sprint from St. Peter’s Square. CNS has had a presence in … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ appeal to the younger generation

By Emily Antenucci VATICAN CITY — A warm sun and clear blue skies made for the perfect atmosphere at the papal audience today, where Pope Francis spoke about this first week of Lent. Posters, flags, flowers, hats and more were … Continue reading

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