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  • 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......
  • 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...
  • Number of married Catholic priests may grow

    More married men may be serving as Catholic priests in the U.S. and Canada soon, but not because Pope Francis is about to relax the requirement that Latin Rite priests be celibate. Last week the North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological...
  • Pope Francis prays for peace with Israeli, Palestinian leaders

    Pope Francis made an unprecedented bid for peace in the Holy Land on Sunday by hosting a prayer meeting at the Vatican with the presidents of Israel and Palestine Authority. Weeks after the last round of U.S.-backed peace talks failed, Francis...
  • 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...
  • 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...
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  • Don't Breathe On The Frescoes: Sistine Chapel Gets An AC Upgrade

    Don't Breathe On The Frescoes: Sistine Chapel Gets An AC Upgrade
    The breath of 6 million visitors threatened to ruin the frescoes of the Sistine Chapel. More specifically, exhales of carbon dioxide were interacting with the Michelangelo artworks in such a way that the Vatican had considered limiting the number of...
  • Finding by theologians moves Sheen closer to sainthood

    Finding by theologians moves Sheen closer to sainthood
    Theologians charged with advising the Vatican on causes for sainthood have agreed that a reported miracle in 2010 should be attributed to the intercession of Fulton Sheen, the archbishop from Peoria known as one of the world's first televangelists,...