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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...
Western Civilization Needs A Christian Hero
As I watch so many families born into Christianity do away with Sunday Mass or services and wane from Christian moral teachings, I kind of feel responsible as it is happening on 'my watch'. It is my generation that is abandoning the faith that has been in their families in many cases, for …
Boston Selected To Submit Bid For 2024 Summer Olympics
The Athens of America will get a chance to bid for the Olympics.
The USOC picked Boston on Thursday as its bid city for the 2024 Summer Games. The city will be presented to the International Olympic Committee for a vote in 2017. Rome also is in the bidding, along with Hamburg or Berlin, Germany...
Catholic Bishops Reject Welcoming Gays
Catholic bishops scrapped their landmark welcome to gays Saturday, showing deep divisions at the end of a two-week meeting sought by Pope Francis to chart a more merciful approach to ministering to Catholic families.
The bishops failed to approve even a watered-down section on ministering to homosexu…
Obama Meets With Pope Francis
President Obama calls his meeting with Pope Francis extremely moving. 
In Rome, the President said he and the Pope share common goals of improving the quality of life for millions of people around the world. 
Obama and the Pontiff met for nearly an hour at the Vatican...
Pope Francis Asks: “Have We Helped Others?”
Pope Francis has used his traditional year-end prayer service of thanksgiving to urge people to ask themselves: Did they spend 2013 to further their own interests or to help others?
 That's what we all should `'courageously'' consider as New Year's celebrations get under…