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
Former Boston Mayor Ray Flynn In Car Crash
Authorities say former Boston Mayor Ray Flynn crashed his car into a building on the street where he lives, but was unharmed.
Police responded to the 76-year-old Flynn's South Boston neighborhood shortly before 1 p.m. Thursday. Mayor Marty Walsh's office says Flynn was not injured, but was …
Canonization of Mother Teresa
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...
Pope: Vatican To Provide Shelter For Two Refuge Families
The Vatican will shelter two families of refugees who are "fleeing death" from war or hunger, Pope Francis announced Sunday as he called on Catholic parishes, convents and monasteries across Europe to do the same.
Francis cited Mother Teresa, the European-born nun who cared for the …
Pope Francis: It's Okay To Spank Your Child
Pope Francis says it's OK to spank your children to discipline them - as long as their dignity is maintained.
Francis made the remarks this week during his weekly general audience, which was devoted to the role of fathers in the family...
Catholic Bishops In 'Seismic' Opening Toward Gays
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Gay rights groups are hailing what they call a "seismic shift" by the Catholic Church toward gays after bishops said homosexuals have gifts to offer the church and that their partnerships, while morally problematic, provide homosexuals with "preci…
The Vatican's Great Debate
For the first time in perhaps the history of the Catholic church the debate on contraception, cohabitation, divorce, re-marriage and gay marriage are being put to parishioners...and I for one think this is a genius idea.

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