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  • Hey, Pope Francis: Some people would rather raise pets than children

    Hey, Pope Francis: Some people would rather raise pets than children
    When Pope Francis urged married couples not to substitute raising pets for having children — or risk growing old in solitude “with the bitterness of loneliness” — all I could think was: Get this man a pet. We’d have to...
  • Pope cancels Rome hospital visit at last minute

    Pope cancels Rome hospital visit at last minute
    Pope Francis canceled a visit to a Rome hospital at the last minute on Friday because of what the Vatican called a "sudden indisposition". The Vatican gave no immediate details about what was ailing the 77-year-old Argentine pontiff, who has canceled...
  • Israeli, Palestinian presidents to meet at Vatican for prayers

    Israeli, Palestinian presidents to meet at Vatican for prayers
    Israeli and Palestinian presidents meet in an unprecedented prayer meeting with Pope Francis on Sunday, a gesture he hopes will "re-create a desire, a possibility" of eventually relaunching the Middle East's stalled peace process. The Vatican has played...
  • Roberto Clemente a saint? He's in the ballpark.

    Roberto Clemente a saint? He's in the ballpark.
    At my Catholic boys high school in Pittsburgh, every class began with a prayer. Although prayers were usually led by teachers, our freshman history teacher Mr. Wynn subcontracted the job to students. Eager to delay the actual lesson, we prolonged the...
  • Vatican digitizing 1.5 million pages from its archives

    Vatican digitizing 1.5 million pages from its archives
    The Vatican library began a project on Thursday to digitize thousands of historical manuscripts, dating from the origins of the Church to the 20th century, and make them available online. Working with the Japanese technology group NTT Data, the library...
  • Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski to participate in canonization celebration

     
    Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski will be in New York City this weekend to participate in a canonization celebration for Popes John XXIII and john Paul II at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The event, which will be held in conjunction with a similar ceremony in...
  • Fine Lines

     
    You know how to play by now. Select your favorites --funniest, most apt -- and post them in comments by number, with a short refresher word or phrase, as in "13, casual Friday") This helps me cull the list and......
  • In Israel, Pope Francis says there is 'no other way' but peace

    Landing in Israel on his whistle-stop tour of the Holy Land, Pope Francis declared Sunday that “there is simply no other way” besides a two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians to live in peace in this violence-racked region. The...
  • Pope Francis prays at Bethlehem wall, calls for Middle East peace

    Pope Francis prays at Bethlehem wall, calls for Middle East peace
    Pope Francis made a surprise stop on Sunday at the wall Palestinians abhor as a symbol of Israeli oppression, and later invited presidents from both sides of the divide to the Vatican to pray for peace. In an image likely to become one of the most...