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  • Why famed atheist Stephen Hawking is on a pontifical academy

    Vatican City, Dec 2, 2016 CNA/EWTN News.- Stephen Hawking’s visit to the Vatican this week has raised curiosity, with some asking what exactly the famed astrophysicist and self-proclaimed atheist was doing in the heart of the Catholic Church. But ...

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  • Why famed atheist Stephen Hawking is on a pontifical academy

    Vatican City, Dec 2, 2016 CNA/EWTN News.- Stephen Hawking’s visit to the Vatican this week has raised curiosity, with some asking what exactly the famed astrophysicist and self-proclaimed atheist was doing in the heart of the Catholic Church. But ...

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  • From Cardinal Seán's blog

    Sunday (11/20) was the Mass marking the close of the Jubilee Year of Mercy. There were huge crowds for the outdoor Mass on a picture-perfect day. The Mass began with the closing of the Holy Door. ...One of my thoughts on the Year of Mercy that I shared ...

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  • New book documents Shriver's search for the 'Real Pope Francis'

    BOSTON -- "Intrigued." That is how Mark K. Shriver, president of the Save the Children Action Network, said he felt as he watched Jorge Mario Bergoglio become Pope Francis in March 2013. "His first couple of actions -- from asking for blessings from ...

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  • Cardinal joins Boston Greek Orthodox for patronal feast

    BROOKLINE -- Following long-standing ecumenical tradition, the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston invited representatives of the Archdiocese of Boston, Nov. 29, to celebrate the Feast of St. Andrew at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral Center Chapel in Brookline. Locally ...

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Pope recognizes martyrdom of Oklahoma priest killed in Guatemala


VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis has recognized the martyrdom of Father Stanley Rother of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, making him the first martyr born in the United States. The Vatican made the announcement Dec. 2. The recognition of his martyrdom clears the way for his beatification.

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From Cardinal Seán's blog


Sunday (11/20) was the Mass marking the close of the Jubilee Year of Mercy. There were huge crowds for the outdoor Mass on a picture-perfect day. The Mass began with the closing of the Holy Door. ...One of my thoughts on the Year of Mercy that I shared frequently is that it was our hope that this special year would be a preface to the Church's focus on this very central theme of the Gospels and our faith, which is mercy. This apostolic letter is putting forth ideas that can help us to continue this most successful spiritual event.

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New book documents Shriver's search for the 'Real Pope Francis'


BOSTON -- "Intrigued." That is how Mark K. Shriver, president of the Save the Children Action Network, said he felt as he watched Jorge Mario Bergoglio become Pope Francis in March 2013. "His first couple of actions -- from asking for blessings from the people before he blessed them as the new pope, to paying for his hotel bill, to washing the feet of those young juvenile delinquents at the Casa del Marmo -- really caught my eye," he recalled.

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Cardinal joins Boston Greek Orthodox for patronal feast


BROOKLINE -- Following long-standing ecumenical tradition, the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston invited representatives of the Archdiocese of Boston, Nov. 29, to celebrate the Feast of St. Andrew at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral Center Chapel in Brookline.

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