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Cuban Cardinal’s Claim: Francis Delivered Criticisms of Catholic Church Just Before Becoming Pope

Pope Francis delivered tough criticism of the Catholic Church just hours before he became pontiff, according to one insider account.<p>Cardinal Jaime Ortega of Havana claims that Francis issued a strong rebuke of the church just before he became its top leader. The pope’s alleged comments were made as …

Disciplinary Action for Condom Distribution: BC Puts Catholic Values Above Students' Needs

Boston College has threatened to take disciplinary action against the student group Boston College Students for Sexual Health (BCSSH) for establishing "Safe Sites" across their campus that provide condoms, lubricant, and information on sexual health and consent to students. The administration's …

'I love you, too': Cardinal Dolan says Catholic Church must embrace gays and lesbians

Prominent U.S. Cardinal Timothy Dolan acknowledged Easter Sunday that the Catholic Church needs to forge a better relationship with the gay and lesbian community.<p>“We gotta do better to see that our defense of marriage is not reduced to an attack on gay people,” Dolan said. “And I admit, we haven’t …

With New Pope, Catholic Women Hope To Regain Church Leadership Roles

The newly elected pope's focus on the poor and the marginalized has instilled great faith among many Catholic women. They hope the papacy of Pope Francis will promote a leading role for women in the church.<p>A group of American nuns and Catholic women recently made a pilgrimage to Rome to make their …

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POPE WASHES WOMEN'S FEET IN BREAK WITH CHURCH LAW

ROME (AP) — In his most significant break with tradition yet, Pope Francis washed and kissed the feet of two young women at a juvenile detention …

Back to the future: can the Catholic Church find its way?

The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the subsequent election of Pope Francis have provoked intense public interest and media attention across the …

Why Does Glenn Beck Think Pope Francis Could Be One of the Best Popes in the Catholic Church’s History?

Pope Francis prays during his inauguration mass on March 19, 2013 on St Peter’s square at the Vatican. The pope waved to the tens of thousands of pilgrims, who carried flags from around the world and shouted ‘Long live the pope!’. Credit: AFP/Getty Images<p>There is no doubt, Pope Francis I is a …

Pope Francis Calls On Catholics To Leave Their Comfort Zone

<b>By Alessandro Speciale Religion News Service</b><p>VATICAN CITY (RNS) In his first general audience since his election to the papacy, Pope Francis on Wednesday (March 27) urged Catholics to leave their comfort zone to search for "lost sheep."<p>As the Catholic Church prepares for Easter and celebrates the …

Catholic League On Bill Maher's 'Anti-Catholic' Jokes: Time Warner Must Have 'A Serious Talk' With Him

The Catholic League is mad as hell and they aren't going to take it anymore. Bill Maher, host of HBO's "Real Time", has apparently made one too many jabs at the expense of Catholics, particularly priests, and the League has decided it's time for it to stop.<p>Ever since Pope Benedict announced he was …

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Orthodox Patriarch foresees reunion of Christian East and West : News Headlines

Catholic World News<p>March 26, 2013<p>Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople has told reporters that he sees a possibility for reunion between …

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Orthodox prelate sees agreement on pope coming soon

Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) of Diokleia talks about the status of Orthodox-Catholic dialogue with seminarians at Sacred Heart Major Seminary last …

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What Did Jesus Do On Holy Saturday?

<b>By Daniel Burke Religion News Service</b><p>(RNS) Every Christian knows the story: Jesus was crucified on Good Friday and rose from the dead on Easter Sunday. But what did he do on Saturday?<p>That question has spurred centuries of debate, perplexed theologians as learned as St. Augustine and prodded some …

Tips for Traveling in Yellowstone Park

Overview<p>With its thermal features, snow-covered mountains and plethora of wildlife, Yellowstone National Park is one of the scenic treasures of the United States. Its large area and varied attractions, such as Old Faithful, Yellowstone Canyon and Lake Yellowstone, will keep you entertained for …

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Woman died of natural causes on Royal Carribean cruise, FBI says - South Florida Business Journal

By Shaun Bevan <br>– Digital Producer, South Florida Business Journal<p>Mar 29, 2013, 11:54am EDT<p>The 64-year-old woman who was found dead on a Royal …

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Vegan Chorizo Mac and Cheese

Prepare pasta shells according to package directions and set aside.<p>In a large non-stick skillet, heat the olive oil and then pan fry the chorizo. …

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