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A pope for Mary

LOURDES, France — Pope Benedict XVI is known to the world as a bookish theologian and an academic. When he arrived at the French sanctuary of Lourdes Saturday afternoon, people discovered he has a “Marian” side, too. The pope first … Continue reading

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Laicitè and lipstick

PARIS — When covering Pope Benedict’s travels, journalists sometimes feel they’re in a parallel news universe, far from the realm of political mudslinging or hurricane tracking. In this universe, theological and philosophical ideas are the stuff of stories. It matters … Continue reading

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In Paris, a warning about modern idolatry

PARIS — Celebrating Mass in the center of Paris, Pope Benedict XVI urged Catholics to rediscover the power of the Eucharist and reject the modern “idols” of money and power. About 250,000 people filled the sunny Invalides esplanade Sept. 13 for … Continue reading

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