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Pope Urges Focus On Plight Of Today’s Children
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis urged Christians to celebrate the birth of Jesus by thinking about the plight of today's children, bemoaning how some must escape bombs or flee in migrant boats and how others are prevented from being born at all
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Mother Teresa To Be Canonized On Sunday
Mother Teresa, the nun who devoted her life to caring for the poor and destitute in India, officially becomes a saint on Sunday, Sept. 4..
Pope Francis will canonize Mother Teresa on Sunday in a ceremony in St. Peter's Square that's expected to draw huge crowds of the faithful...
Women Deacons Studied [POLL]
Pope Francis has agreed to establish a commission to study the possibility of women deacons in the Catholic Church.  The Pope made clear that he wanted the commission to look into the history of women deacons in the church. And just in case you weren't aware, there were women deacons in th…
Pope Francis And Donald Trump Exchange Comments
Pope Francis says Donald Trump "is not Christian." The pontiff was responding to the Republican presidential candidate's stance on illegal immigration. Speaking to reporters as he completed his trip to Mexico, the pope said that a person who thinks only about building walls an…
The Real Force Awakens
One of my best moments in life was bowing in front of and being personally blessed by Mother Teresa. With my elderly mother and young son alongside, this was one of the greatest and most important events I'll ever had. And it happened in New Bedford in 1995...
A Day Of Contrasts For Pope Francis In New York
Sweeping through the landmarks of America's biggest city, Pope Francis on Friday offered comfort to 9/11 victims' families at ground zero, warnings to world leaders at the United Nations and encouragement to schoolchildren in Harlem as he mixed the high and low ministry so characteristic o…
Pope to Congress: Nations Should Not Fear Foreigners
Pope Francis is urging U.S. lawmakers to embrace immigration.
Addressing a deeply divided U.S. Congress, the Pontiff said nations should not fear foreigners. He added, "Most of us were once foreigners." That line was a crowd-pleaser for Democrats...
Local Connection To Pope’s Visit
Pope Francis touched down yesterday at Andrews Air Force Base in Washington for the start of his first trip to the United States. His whirlwind tour includes an address to Congress today, a speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Friday and a weekend visit to Philadelphia for the Festival o…
Bishop Da Cunha: Pope Francis Is Bringing People Back To Church
The Bishop of Fall River says Pope Francis is strengthening the Catholic Church wherever he goes.  The Pope will be officially welcomed to the United States on Wednesday with a ceremony on the south lawn of the White House.
Bishop Edgar Da Cunha of the Fall River Diocese calls Francis a tremendo…
Pope Arrives In US Amid Much Fanfare
Pope Francis is in the United States. The Pope's plane was greeted by loud cheers from groups of invited students.
A red carpet was rolled out before the Pontiff emerged from his plane for an official welcome from President Obama.
The presidential entourage included First Lady Michelle Obama, the…

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