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Thirteen Things You Never Knew About Pine Cones...

Xaque Gruber | Posted 08.29.2016 | Weird News
Xaque Gruber

On a recent trip to San Diego, I met two Americans (in their 20s or 30s) who had never heard of Maine, the state where I am living. I tried to explain...

Pope Francis Pays Moving Silent Tribute To Auschwitz Death Camp Victims

Reuters | Rebecca Falconer | Posted 07.29.2016 | Religion

OSWIECIM, Poland (Reuters) - Hunched on a bench near the gate to the Auschwitz death camp site in Poland, Pope Francis prayed silently on Friday in tr...

Pope Francis: Church Should Apologize For Discriminating Against Gays, Ask For Forgiveness

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 06.27.2016 | Religion

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) - Pope Francis said on Sunday that Christians and the Roman Catholic Church should seek forgiveness from homosexuals ...

A Deadly Mix

Francis Levy | Posted 05.19.2016 | Media
Francis Levy

The Pope speaks of the "globalization of indifference" and Bernie Sanders who recently visited the Vatican talks about a "moral economy"and one politi...

50 Countries And Counting: A Naturalista's Adventures and Black "Herstory" Perspectives in Europe, Part II--Italy, Portugal and The Vatican

Patti R. Rose | Posted 02.25.2016 | Travel
Patti R. Rose

We're still in Black History month and my chosen cities in Europe continue. Why because as mentioned in a previous piece during this Black History month, wherever I go, it's Black "herstory" because I'm a sister!

Joe Scarborough: Tear Down Your Walls!

Lev Raphael | Posted 02.23.2016 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

You'd think someone with a staff like his would have found out that the walls at the Vatican don't surround it completely, were built centuries ago and don't really keep people out. #GoogleIsEasy.

A Real Analysis Of A Fight Between Donald Trump And Pope Francis

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 02.19.2016 | Comedy

On Thursday, Pope Francis jumped in the proverbial ring with Donald Trump, saying that the GOP presidential candidate is not a Christian if he favors ...

Watch The Pope Get Mad At Someone In Mexico

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 02.17.2016 | Religion

It looks like the pope has finally lost his cool. During his weeklong visit to Mexico, Pope Francis, the first Latin American pontiff, took some time ...

1,000 Worshippers Welcome Pope Francis With A Living Portrait

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 02.17.2016 | World

Incredible! >1,000 people form "living portrait" at Morelia, #Mexico to welcome #Pope #PapaexMex (pic: @torreon)— Jon Wil...

Pope Tells Mexican Youth: Jesus Does Not Want You To Be Hit Men

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 02.17.2016 | Religion

MORELIA, Mexico (Reuters) - Saying Jesus would never ask them to be "hit men", Pope Francis begged young people in Mexico's gang-infested heartland on...

Saying No To The Pope: A Wavemaker Conversation Featuring Michelangelo & William Ury

Michael Schulder | Posted 12.18.2015 | Impact
Michael Schulder

I recently learned that Michelangelo said no to the pope - a no delivered in an impassioned letter that has resurfaced.

Young Boy Who Was Blessed By Pope Francis Has Died

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 12.08.2015 | Religion

A 9-year-old boy who was blessed by Pope Francis during the pontiff's visit to Philadelphia last September, has died, his family announced via Faceboo...

Pope In Africa Criticizes Fanaticism And Corruption, Makes Appeal For Refugees

Reuters | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 11.27.2015 | World

NAIROBI, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Pope Francis urged young Kenyans on Friday not to yield to the sweet lure of corruption, and urged them to help those temp...

Amazing Race Ain't Got Nothing on ALS

Kevin Swan | Posted 10.13.2015 | Impact
Kevin Swan

The pope, the president and I walk into a bar. Ok, it didn't go exactly like that but you get the idea. A couple weeks ago we had our foundation's fourth annual culinary spectacular at Hearth restaurant in New York City.

How A Catholic Billionaire Explains Pope Francis' Suspicion Of Capitalism

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 10.13.2015 | Business

Pope Francis' criticism of unbridled capitalism has been hard for many conservative Catholics to stomach. But Kenneth Langone, a devout Catholic billi...

Volkswagen, Donald Trump, and the Pope

Terry Tamminen | Posted 10.07.2015 | Green
Terry Tamminen

This may sound like one of those bad jokes about three unlikely bar patrons, but German automaker Volkswagen, presidential aspirant Donald Trump, and Pope Francis actually have something in common.

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 Church...

Face-to-Face with Pope Francis

American Anthropological Association | Posted 09.28.2016 | 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 Will Meet A Guy Locked Up For Selling Pot

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

PHILADELPHIA -- When Pope Francis visits the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia on Sunday morning, he'll meet a man who has spent a...

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 t...

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 speech to a...

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 also lik...