Pope Francis

In His Surprise TED Talk, Pope Francis Relied on This Proven Writing and Speaking Formula

In his surprise TED 2017 presentation, Pope Francis relied on a proven rhetorical technique used by great writers and speakers.<p>The TED conference teased its audience with a "surprise guest" and they lived up to the billing. When Pope Francis took to the TED stage (remotely from his humble guest …

Catholicism

Watch Jesus Christ Give a TED Talk on The Late Show

After more than a year of persistent requests, Pope Francis surprised the world on Tuesday evening by making a Skype appearance at TED’s annual …

Faith

Cairo prepares for Pope Francis’ visit to heal ties

Pope Francis arrives in Cairo on Friday, less than a month after Islamic militant attacks on Coptic Christian churches killed 45 people.<p>Security is a primary concern but the pope has insisted on using an ordinary car during his visit in order to be closer to people.<p>The trip is also aimed at …

Catholicism

The story behind the Irish priest whose prayers could heal

Dublin, Ireland, Apr 26, 2017 / 05:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Father John Sullivan was a prominent Irish Catholic convert who was known for his healing …

Religion

When It Comes To TED Talks, No One Rises To The Occasion Like Jesus

"Jeez, me? No, Jeez US."<p>Jesus didn’t get to where he is because of nepotism. He became the son of man he is today because of his personal success strategies.<p>This week, the Pope appeared via Skype to the annual TED conference in Vancouver. But Jesus, the Bob Vila of Nazareth, was not to be upstaged …

Catholicism

Pope Francis delivers surprise TED Talk technology sermon

Pope Francis has elected to reach out to a new audience through the unlikely medium of a TED Talk, an occasion the pontiff used to exhort technology …

Catholicism

What Pope Francis did in his surprise TED talk matters as much as what he said

Pope Francis's surprise videotaped TED Talk on Tuesday night had many memorable lines, perhaps none more so than his call for a “revolution of tenderness.” He suggested that the conference's tech leaders, investors, journalists and academics consider “how wonderful would it be, while we discover …

Catholicism

A Miracle at the World's Largest Church: People Are Showing Up

YAMOUSSOUKRO, Ivory Coast—There’s nothing on earth quite like the Basilica of Our Lady of Peace.<p>It is one of the tallest churches anywhere, with a 518-foot-high basilica that tops the Vatican’s St. Peter’s. Guinness World Records calls it the largest church in the world.<p>Rising like a mirage through …

Catholicism

Names & Faces: Jim Harbaugh, Lexi Thompson

<b>Jim Harbaugh</b><p>Michigan’s head football coach, flanked by his wife, Sarah, had an opportunity to greet the pope Wednesday after a weekly papal address inside St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City, and presented Pope Francis with a Wolverines helmet. “If I accomplish nothing more in my life, if I go right …

Catholicism

In first for a pope, Francis delivers TED talk on building brighter future

Pope Francis became the first leader of the Roman Catholic Church to deliver a TED talk Tuesday. In the talk, part of TED’s annual conference, the …

Christianity

Pope Francis Heads To Egypt

Pope Francis travels to Egypt this week in an effort to strengthen ties with Islam. He also will meet with Egypt's Coptic Christian community, which has been targeted in deadly attacks.

Catholicism

100 Days of Hyperbole

PJ O’Rourke, Heidi Przybyla and Jess McIntosh discuss Pope Francis advising world leaders to be humble and the irony this advice has on the President …

Politics

'It's a war on Christians': Egypt's beleaguered Copts in sombre mood before papal visit

Pope Francis heads to Cairo for peace mission after spate of church bombings, as Isis proclaims Christians its ‘favourite prey’<p>Rami Yasser Labib was at home when he heard gunshots in the street. His friend Wael Youssef, the owner of the downstairs grocery store, had been targeted by Islamic State …

Egypt

Being The Pope Isn't Always A Breeze

All we are is popes in the wind.<p>For many Catholics, Pope Francis was a breath of fresh air. But that doesn’t stop him from getting winded ― literally.<p>It seems that where Pope Francis goes, so do breezes, gales, zephyrs and plain old air currents.<p>Luckily, The pontiff accepts it without getting, dare …

Catholicism

Jesus Christ Returns For a TED Talk to One-Up Pope Francis

Pope Francis surprised the attendees at the 2017 TED conference by beaming in from the Vatican for a talk, where he preached “humility and …

Catholicism

Egyptian Christians living in fear for the future

<b>At the ancient Monastery of St Mina in the desert sands of Egypt, a low concrete tomb holds the remains of Christians slaughtered for their faith - not in Roman times, but earlier this month.</b><p>They were among almost 50 people killed in co-ordinated attacks at two churches. The bombings - on Palm …

Egypt

Pope Francis blesses boy battling rare form of cancer

A six-year-old boy from Massachusetts battling a rare form of pediatric cancer shared an unforgettable moment with Pope Francis last week.<p>Devin Suau …

Catholicism

The Cheat Sheet: ESPN layoffs, Harbaugh & the Pope, Joe Thomas' memory, Marshawn is BACK

<i>Wednesday was a tough day in the world of sports as many notable names at ESPN lost their jobs and one NFL star disclosed he’s already suffering from</i> …

Catholicism

Egypt's Coptic Christians under siege ahead of papal visit

As Pope Francis heads to Cairo this week, Egypt's Coptic Christians are reeling after a series of deadly terrorist attacks.<p>On April 9 — Palm Sunday — …

Egypt

Archbishop Aquila allows Boy Scout troops under Catholic guidelines

Denver, Colo., Apr 26, 2017 / 03:04 pm (CNA).- Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver has announced that parishes in his diocese may continue to …

LGBTQ

In his TED talk, Pope Francis had some choice words for the world’s egotistical leaders

Pope Francis delivered an 18-minute TED talk tonight before an audience of 1,800 high-powered attendees gathered in Vancouver, Canada. His idea worth sharing: Openness.<p>Pope Francis was a surprise addition to a speaker line-up that includes World Bank president Jim Yong Kim, tennis champion Serena …

Catholicism

Three key lessons from the Pope's surprise TED talk

<b>(CNN) —</b> For all the talk about Pope Francis' techno-savvy -- and 10 million Twitter followers ain't bad for a 80-year-old churchman -- he doesn't seem sold on Silicon Valley's endless promises.<p>As he wrote in his 2016 encyclical, Laudato Si, all those tweets and selfies can add up to a big pile of …

Catholicism

The Pope Now Owns A Pair Of Jordans Thanks To Jim Harbaugh

While you were sleeping here in the States, Jim Harbaugh was meeting the Pope. Harbaugh and the Michigan football team are in Rome, Italy for the start of spring practice, because Harbaugh likes to bend rules and, hey, why not use that massive athletics budget to get his players a trip to Italy and …

Catholicism

Roman Catholic Church Hierarchy

The Catholic clergy is organized in a strict, sometimes overlapping hierarchy:<p><b>Pope:</b> Head of the church, he is based at the Vatican. The pope is …

Catholicism

Francis 'rewriting Italian church history' with visit to priests' tombs in June

Pope Francis will be making an unusually brief visit to two Italian cities in June in order to pray at the tombs of a pair of 20th century priests …

Catholicism

The Surprising Method Pope Francis Used To Share His Latest Message With The World

"We can only build the future by standing together, including everyone."<p>Pope Francis surprised the internet on Tuesday evening with a video message …

Catholicism

Brother Albert and St Faustina: 2 visions of Divine Mercy

The Merciful Jesus in the vision of St. Faustina is divine, transfigured. Jesus in the painting by Brother Albert is incredibly human.<p>As a promoter, …

Faith

Press briefing at the conclusion of the meeting of the C-9

2017-04-26 Vatican Radio<p>(Vatican Radio) The Director of the Holy See Press Office, Greg Burke, held a briefing for the press on the XIX Meeting of …

Catholicism

“I could have ended up among today's discarded people”

“Through the darkness of today's conflicts, each and every one of us can become a bright candle, a reminder that light will overcome darkness, and …

The Pope Francis TED Talk Quote That Could Save Your Business

Pope Francis did a surprise talk at TED 2017. More shocking was how his emotionally intelligent message could prevent you from making bad business decisionsPope Francis did a surprise TED Talk this week. He emphasized peace, cooperation and empathy, of course, but he also shared a breathtaking …

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