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Pope uses Apple iPad to send his first Tweet

Pope uses Apple iPad to send his first Tweet
Pope launched new Vatican News site with an iPad.
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Pope against Pope: Homelands of Benedict and Francis Face Off in World Cup Final

Source: Big Government

Trevor Francis
Sunday's World Cup championship game pits Pope Francis' native Argentina against retired Pope Benedict's native Germany. The Catholic Church has witnessed pope/anti-pope feuds. But it has never experienced two popes watching the soccer teams of their homelands battle it out for World Cup supremacy.  World Cup 2014 plays as a first for the Vatican for another reason. In a strictly technical sense, none of the previous 264 Popes had e ...
Full article at: Big Government 8 hours ago, 11:05am CDT
 

Which Pope's prayers will be answered as Argentina faces Germany?

Source: Daily Mail

2014 Aspen Ideas Festival
Pope Francis, left, and Pope Benedict, right, have let it be known that they are planning to remain neutral during Sunday's World Cup Final on Sunday, with both wanting 'the best team ...
Full article at: Daily Mail 9 hours ago, 10:46am CDT
 

Papal Viewing Party For World Cup Final Unlikely, Vatican Says

Source: Fox News Latino

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Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said Thursday that the final is on late in Rome for Argentinean Pope Francis' routine, and that the former German Pope Benedict wasn't known as an avid s ...
Full article at: Fox News Latino 13 hours ago, 6:49am CDT
 

Intelligence Failure

Source: Crisis Magazine

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U.S. government officials were caught off guard by the recent rapid rise of ISIS in Iraq and Syria and its plan to establish a sharia-ruled caliphate state. Either they weren’t getting enough intelligence from their agents in the field, or else they lacked the framework for processing the information. Since the American Embassy in Baghdad has some 15,000 employees and since we can assume that this includes a sizeable contingent ...
Full article at: Crisis Magazine 17 hours ago, 2:15am CDT
 

Seven Years of Summorum Pontificum

Source: New Liturgical Movement

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I remember distinctly the day of July 7, 2007.Over the course of the preceding year, there had been a number of amicable but highly tentative discussions about the extent to which the traditional Latin Mass should find a place in the life of our newly established college, which was to open its doors in August 2007. At that time, the Gregorian rite was the preserve of a vibrant minority of Catholics gratefully receiving the fruits of Ecclesi ...
Full article at: New Liturgical Movement 3 days ago, 11:00am CDT
 

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Full article at: CBS Minnesota Jun 20 2014, 11:39am CDT
 

Is a Period of Papal Reserve Now Overdue?

Source: Crisis Magazine

Pope Francis Meets King Felipe VI And Queen Letizia Of Spain
About a year ago, and thus in the early months of Pope Francis’s pontificate, Damian Thompson wrote a Daily Telegraph blogpost headlined “Meet Francis, the Chatterbox Pope.” “This new pontiff,” he noted, “is a media-savvy charmer in a way that none of his predecessors have been. Seriously, he could give Bill Clinton lessons in how to work a crowd.” He was by no means unsympathetic to this; but already there are signs of uncertainty. “His morning sermons are often extempori ...
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Pope doesn’t see the point of having a bullet-proof car at his old age

Source: National Post

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ROME– Pope Francis says he refuses to travel in a “sardine can” bullet-proof Popemobile because, despite concerns for his security, at his age he has nothing to lose. Pope Francis has brushed off fears for his personal security, saying he wants to engage with ordinary people. The 77-year-old pontiff has created a security headache for Vatican officials with his refusal to ride in Popemobiles equipped with enclosed, bullet-proof glass domes. There were particular fears ...
Full article at: National Post Jun 13 2014, 2:46pm CDT