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4 hrs ago | Breitbart.com

Pope to Honor Victims of Albanian Communism

The key motives of Pope Francis' visit to Albania next Sunday are to honor the martyrs who died under Albanian Communism, to promote dialogue between Christians and Muslims, and to pay homage to Blessed Mother Teresa, a native of Albania. This morning Father Federico Lombardi , head of the Vatican Press Office, met with journalists and laid out these points for the Pope's upcoming trip.

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7 hrs ago | Scotsman.com

On this day: Pope Benedict XVI in Edinburgh

On this day in 2010 Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Edinburgh for the start of a four-day visit to the UK. Picture: Phil Wilkinson 1847: The United Shakespeare Company bought the house in which Shakespeare was born at Stratford-upon-Avon for 3,000, the first building in Britain to be bought for preservation.

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8 hrs ago | CBS Local

Pope Francis Turns Heads After Marrying 20 Couples Despite Cohabitation

Many of the 20 couples married on Sunday had been cohabiting - "living in sin" under church law, CBS 2's Tony Aiello reported. But Pope Francis set a forgiving tone as the couples tied the knot under the dome of St. Peter's Basilica.

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9 hrs ago | Catholic World News

Italian seminarian claims first 'selfie' with Benedict XVI

Giuseppe Ricciardi, a seminarian from the Diocese of Aversa, posted a picture of himself with the retired Pontiff on his Twitter feed. Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation .

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11 hrs ago | KNEB-AM Scottsbluff

Pope Francis Marries 20 Couples at Vatican: Why It's Important

Yes, you read that right. Couples who had lived together, couples who had sex before marriage, even one with a grown child were married in the Vatican by the pope himself.

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15 hrs ago | DFW Catholic

Official Website for Papal Visit to the Philippines Launched

The official website of the papal visit to the Philippines has been launched. The website, at www.PapalVisit.ph, "aims to bring the Holy Father closer to the Filipino digital generation, with features on the life and teachings of the Pope and his message of Mercy and Compassion," said the president of the Catholi

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19 hrs ago | Tony's Kansas City

Kansas City Catholic Media Battle!!! Bishop Finn Loyalists Blast...

"Since the publication of Bishop Finn's column in the Catholic Key, the National Catholic Reporter has escalated its attack on the bishop personally - using its pages to publish an insolent "Open Letter to Pope Francis" demanding the removal of Robert W. Finn as bishop of the Kansas City-St. Joseph, MO diocese.

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Yesterday | The Fresno Bee

Dan Walters: Brown dons rose-tinted glasses for his look backward

Those entering old age – psychologically, not necessarily chronologically – often embrace rose-tinted nostalgia, a yearning for times past when, they believe, life was better. Jerry Brown, at 76 California's oldest-ever governor and seeking a fourth term, revealed that tendency in an interview with Bloomberg News as he recounted his efforts to establish a military-oriented charter school as mayor of Oakland.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Trend

Has WWIII already started?

Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 15 By Claude Salhani -Trend: As the war against Islamist terror begins to gather momentum, forging new alliances and accentuating older ones while questioning others, now that the Obama administration appears to have a policy of sorts, some pundits are beginning to ask if this conflict qualifies as a world war? Indeed, when does a war rank as a "world war"? Merriam-Webster's Dictionary defines a world war as "a war involving many nations of the world."

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The St. Petersburg Times

Russia's Foreign Ministry blasted France for its "double standards"...

Femen activists during a protest at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France against the Catholic church's stance on gay-marriage in February 2013. Photo: Jacob Khrist / Femin.org Russia's Foreign Ministry blasted France for its "double standards" following a Parisian court's decision to release nine Femen activists who stormed the Notre Dame cathedral last year to stage a topless protest against the pope.

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Daily Mail

Nice day for a mass wedding! Pope marries 20 couples who have lived ...

'The United States stands shoulder to shoulder with our close friend and ally in grief and resolve': President Obama promises to destroy ISIS in wake of beheading of British hostage British hackers as young as 16 calling themselves ISIS face extradition to U.S. 'for threatening to carry out school massacres' 'The ultimate prize...72 pure untouched virgins': Is this the poem used by American jihadist to get more recruits into the fold? 'People will be sickened that this man is British': David Cameron vows to bring Jihadi John and his fellow ISIS killers to justice after beheading of 'hero' British hostage as identity of second hostage is revealed Inside jihadi boot camp: Islamist fighters in Syria release video of training program showing extremists abseiling down rock faces and descending zip wires Django Unchained actress and her white husband hit out at 'racist' cops who handcuffed her ... (more)

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DFW Catholic

Pope to couples: Cross illuminates purpose of marriage

Vatican City, Sep 14, 2014 / 07:59 am .- "Marriage is a symbol of life the Sacrament of love of Christ and the Church, a love which finds its proof and guarantee in the Cross." This was the central theme of Pope Francis' homily for the feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, delivered moments before presiding over the marriages of 20 couples from the Diocese of Rome.

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Sentinel & Enterprise

40 'I'do's' at Vatican as Pope marries 20 couples

Forty "I do's" - or "Si" in Italian - were pronounced in St. Peter's Basilica Sunday as Pope Francis married 20 couples, with one bride already a mother. Among the couples, all from the Rome area, is one in which the groom's first marriage was annulled by the church and the bride has a daughter from an earlier relationship.

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Post and Courier

Runup to pope's visit: Manila taking papal selfies

A church-run radio station in the Philippines is distributing life-size cardboard cutouts of the pope to generate "papal fever" among selfie-loving Filipinos before the pope's visit in January. At the SM Mall of Asia, students, families and other shoppers on Wednesday snapped pictures of themselves beside the papal standee.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Tug of war for bishop's body, or its parts, delays sainthood

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Peoria, Illinois, has already constructed a museum in honor of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, a native son whose Emmy-winning television show during the 1950s brought Catholicism to the American living room. It has documented several potential miracles by him and compiled a dossier on his good works for the Vatican.

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The Catholic Sun Phoenix

Couples with kids, cohabitatingare among those marrying atpapal Mass

Among the men and women Pope Francis was set to unite in marriage were Catholics who have been living together as well as couples who already have children. The pope, who is the bishop of Rome, will preside over his first wedding ceremony as pontiff during a nuptial Mass in St. Peter's Basilica Sept.

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Reuters

Pope Francis: "War is madness"

Pope warns globe witnessing ''piecemeal'' World War Three as he holds a mass marking the centenary of World War One. Gavino Garay reports.

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DFW Catholic

Benedict XVI poses for first selfies

Rome, Italy, Sep 12, 2014 / 10:45 am .- The first "selfie" of retired pontiff Benedict XVI is making the rounds on social networks. The photo was shared by Gianluca Barile on his Twitter account Sept.

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The Spectator

Ian Paisley's private kingdom

One summer's evening, I went for a stroll by the shores of Lough Erne, just outside the city of Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. Swifts and swallows patrolled separate strands of midge-covered waters as if divided into Catholics and Protestants.

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KOLD-TV Tucson

Pope's WWI tribute infused with personal ties

By COLLEEN BARRY Associated Press REDIPUGLIA, Italy - Pope Francis confronts a piece of his own family history on Saturday when he visits a World War I memorial built amid battlefields where his grandfather fought in a fierce Italian offensive against the Austro-Hungarian empire - surviving to impress upon the future pope the horrors of war. Francis' aim in recalling those who died in the Great War that broke out 100 years ago is to honor the victims of all wars, and it comes at a time when his calls for peace have grown ever more urgent amid new threats.

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