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  • Irish priests back Pope Francis’ comments on end to celibacy

    Jul 22, 2014 2:25

    Irish priests back Pope Francis’ comments on end to celibacy

    (Independent.ie) The Pontiff’s views have been hailed as “refreshing” and “uplifting” by a large number of priests here. “It’s a new way of looking at things and it makes total sense,” Fr Seamus Ahearne of the Association of Catholic Priests […]

     
  • Hundreds mourn Australian nun who died in the MH17 plane tragedy

    Jul 22, 2014 2:00

    Hundreds mourn Australian nun who died in the MH17 plane tragedy

    (Ecumenical News) Hundreds of hundred mourners crowded St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in east Sydney on Saturday to pay tribute to Sister Philomene Tiernan, one of the victims of the recent MH17 plane tragedy. Tiernan, a staff member at Kincoppal-Rose […]

     
  • The Irish priest behind Vatican’s digital miracle

    Jul 21, 2014 6:30

    The Irish priest behind Vatican’s digital miracle

    (Independent) A Mexican psychologist, a British peer and an Irishman walk into the Vatican. That line might just read like there’s a jokey punchline coming (there’s not), but the Vatican’s latest attempt to reform its communications involves such an international […]

     
  • John L. Allen Jr.: ‘FOBs’ driving the train under Pope Francis

    Jul 21, 2014 6:06

    John L. Allen Jr.: ‘FOBs’ driving the train under Pope Francis

    (Boston Globe) During the Clinton administration, American politics developed a new bit of argot: “FOB,” meaning “friend of Bill,” an intimate of the president who enjoyed access to the corridors of power and perhaps helped shape his agenda. Today Catholicism […]

     
  • Pope Francis: Child migrants to US must be ‘welcomed and protected’

    Jul 17, 2014 9:19

    Pope Francis: Child migrants to US must be ‘welcomed and protected’

    (Time) The Pope has called for tens of thousands of unaccompanied child migrants to be “welcomed and protected” as they attempt to enter the U.S. from Central America and Mexico. In a letter read Monday at a Vatican conference in […]

     
  • Poll asks: Which is your favorite faith group? Most Americans answer: My own.

    Jul 17, 2014 8:23

    Poll asks: Which is your favorite faith group? Most Americans answer: My own.

    (Washington Post) Are you sitting down? New research shows that when people are asked to rate their own faith group compared with others, they rate it more positively. A survey out Wednesday by the Pew Research Center asked respondents to […]