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In addition to having worked sweeping floors and running tests in a chemical laboratory as a teenager, Pope Francis revealed he also used to work as a bouncer.
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The Vatican refused to provide a United Nations rights panel with information on the Church's internal investigations into the sexual abuse of children by clergy, saying on Tuesday that its policy was to keep such cases confidential.
Karl Marx famously said that historical events occur twice, first as tragedy and then as farce.
Want to meet the pope? Mingle with Rome's homeless and he might just come to you.
Forget, for the moment, that he is the pope, and that Holy Father Francis' apostolic exhortation last week was addressed "to the bishops, clergy, consecrated persons and the lay faithful."
"Now it's your turn to be part of the loyal opposition," a fellow Catholic journalist said to me earlier this year, as Pope Francis' agenda was beginning to take shape.
You'd have thought the president of the NRA had called for the tarring and feathering of mourning dove hunters! All it took for Pope Francis to bring down on himself the Wrath of Rush Limbaugh last week was to disrespect -- or appear to be disrespecting -- capitalistic economics, in the context of calling for a new Christian evangelism.
Now we're discussing whether Jesus is for big government . Or, to be more accurate, the Pope has started a debate about whether free markets are bad, particularly for the poor.
Police say sometime between 3 p.m. on November 23 and 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 25, someone damaged three doors and broke into Our Lady Of Presentation Church on Washington Street.
Pope Francis met Monday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a closed-door meeting at the Vatican to discuss matters that are highly political and an illustration of the pontiff's increasing willingness to weigh in on global affairs.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Pope Francis together with his wife Sarah in the Vatican Monday.
The campaign committee for Senate Republicans on Wednesday denounced President Obama's policies as "anti-religion" following a decision to relocate the U.S. Embassy to the Vatican [...] Conservative critics, however, see it as another attack on religion following the healthcare reform law's mandate that insurers cover birth control.
Pope Francis's criticism of unfettered capitalism isn't going down well on Wall Street or in Washington's conservative think tanks - at least not if a post on the American Enterprise Institute's blog is anything to go by.
Pope Francis attends a vigil for peace in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, on Saturday, September 7, 2013.
Religious books of worship and faith-based apps are pacing high in number of downloads on both iTunes and Google Play store.
Dr. John Kinkel, professor of medical sociology at Oakland University in Rochester, MI, has released his new book entitled, "Papal Paralysis: How the Vatican Dealt with the AIDS Crisis."