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Pope Francis's Timely Reminders on Terrorism, Refugees, and Child Sexual Abuse

Halim Shebaya | Posted 10.05.2015 | Religion
Halim Shebaya

A few words from Pope Francis' visit to the US should be seen as timely reminders on three very contentious issues in the world today. I believe they are worth highlighting in view of the impassioned views they evoke in national and international news coverage.

A Snarky Priest Looks at the Pope's Visit

V.R. Marianne Zahn | Posted 10.05.2015 | Religion
V.R. Marianne Zahn

The lesson we get from Francis this week should not be, "Oh, how nice; he cares about the poor, isn't that sweet?" The lesson should be, this man is an inspiration to thousands, perhaps millions, and the way he got to that point is by continually deepening the person he always was.

What Pope Francis Means When He Talks About The Ethics Of Care

The Huffington Post | Chloe Angyal | Posted 09.28.2015 | Politics

During Pope Francis' historic U.S. visit last week, he spoke repeatedly about the need -- in making policy, in strengthening the Roman Catholic Churc...

Face-to-Face with Pope Francis

American Anthropological Association | Posted 09.28.2015 | Impact
American Anthropological Association

Although he still ends most encounters with the petition, "Pray for me," he is smiling and radiant. In accepting the heavy cargo that is the papacy, with all of its entanglements, intrigues, risks and dangers, and its daily uncertainties, Pope Francis is calm and reassuring.

Pope Francis Set To Bring His Message To The UN

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 09.25.2015 | Religion

NEW YORK (AP) — From the world stage of the United Nations to an inner-city school, Pope Francis is emphasizing themes that have shape...

Pope Francis Will Meet A Guy Locked Up For Selling Pot

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.25.2015 | Politics

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Pope's New Fragrance Hits Stores Just In Time For His U.S. Visit

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 09.24.2015 | Comedy

How many times have you been walking out the door in the morning and thought to yourself, "Gosh, my fragrance is fine, but I'd really like to smell mo...

Activists Rally Behind Pope's Message On Climate, The Poor

The Huffington Post | Philip Lewis | Posted 09.24.2015 | Politics

As Pope Francis made history as the first pontiff to address a joint meeting of Congress on Thursday morning, several hundred activists assembled at ...

Congress Loved It When The Pope Mentioned 'Life.' The Death Penalty? Not So Much.

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 09.24.2015 | Politics

Alluding to Jesus' message to "do unto others as you would have them do unto you," Pope Francis had bold words about all human life in his speec...

Pope Francis Gives Lovely Shout-Out To Older People

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.24.2015 | Fifty

While not a new message from Pope Francis, the pontiff did give a shout-out to the elderly in his speech to Congress today. He said: "I would al...

Kim Kardashian Thinks The Pope Is 'Dope'

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 09.24.2015 | Entertainment

In case you hadn't heard, Pope Francis is currently visiting the United States. It's a big deal.  Such a big deal that Kim Kardashian had so...

Pope Francis To Give Historic Address To Congress

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 09.24.2015 | Politics

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Girl's Plea To Pope: Please Help Immigrants In America

The Huffington Post | Jade Walker | Posted 09.24.2015 | Religion

 A young girl from California delivered a message about immigration reform to Pope Francis on Wednesday and received a blessing in retu...

Pope's First Whirlwind Day In U.S. Focused On Climate Change, Reconciliation

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 09.24.2015 | Politics

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Use These Special Pope Emojis And Be #Blessed

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 10.05.2015 | Technology

To celebrate Pope Francis' historic visit to the United States, a handful of tech companies have released some new pontiff-themed emojis and features....

The Pope and the Fight Against Poverty

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 09.25.2015 | Politics
Kolleen Bouchane

A more suitable backdrop to this Papal visit isn't a stage full of dignitaries in New York City -- it is the heartbreaking images of millions of refugees and displaced people. The greatest refugee crisis since World War II.

The Perfect Little Story About Yogi Berra And The Pope

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 09.25.2015 | Sports

Today, as news of Yankee great Yogi Berra’s death reaches the far corners of the baseball world, stories of Berra’s witticisms will ...

Faith, Doubt and Francis: A Gen X-er Reflects

Eileen Flood O'Connor | Posted 09.21.2015 | Religion
Eileen Flood O'Connor

The Pope has said he "...wants things messy and stirred up in the congregation" -- for me and all my doubt there has never been any clearer path to faith.

How The Catholic Church In America Is Doing On The Eve Of Pope Francis's Visit

AP | Chloe Angyal | Posted 09.21.2015 | Religion

NEW YORK (AP) — Pope Francis will arrive in the United States to find a Catholic church playing a prominent role in American life, with a vast ...

Pope Francis Meets With Fidel Castro In Cuba

AP | Adam Goldberg | Posted 09.20.2015 | Religion

HAVANA (AP) — Pope Francis and Fidel Castro, the man who transformed his country through decades of Communism, met on Sunday at the revolutiona...

Why This Pope Is Better for Women Than Republicans

Em & Lo | Posted 09.14.2015 | Women
Em & Lo

Let's begin with a qualifier: Us saying the Pope is better for women than Republicans does not mean we think the Pope is some new progressive superhero. He's got 2000 years of dogmatic baggage to contend with.

Conservatives In The Vatican Are Not Happy With The Pope

The Washington Post | Jade Walker | Posted 09.07.2015 | Religion

On a sunny morning earlier this year, a camera crew entered a well-appointed apartment just outside the 9th-century gates of Vatican City. Pristinely...

The Pope vs. The Donald

POLITICO | Adam Goldberg | Posted 09.06.2015 | Entertainment

In U.S. visit, Francis will tout immigration, call for compassion toward migrants....

Eagles Fans Are Calling On The Pope To Bless Their Quarterback

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.11.2015 | Sports

Philadelphia Eagles fans will be holding their breath and saying their prayers every time Sam Bradford drops back to pass this season, but one group ...

The Pope, a Saint, and a Disabled Goose

Mary Lou Simms | Posted 07.31.2015 | Religion
Mary Lou Simms

Pope Francis is always reminding us of the need to care about nature and the planet. What if he took that message one step further and asked the anglers of the world to stop leaving fishing line and hooks around? What a blessing that would be.