Pope Francis didn't OK pets in heaven, but some wish he had
Pet lovers swooned at word that Pope Francis apparently suggested all pets would be in heaven.
Block that metaphor
Pope Francis hurled an annoying ? even insulting ? metaphor at half the planet when, in a speech before the European Parliament , he likened Europe to a ?haggard? grandmother ?no longer fertile and vibrant.?
'So many tears this Christmas', says Pope Francis
Pope Francis called for an end to "brutal" religious persecution, killings and hostage-taking in the Middle East and Nigeria as well as violence against children in his annual Christmas "urbi et orbi" message. Denouncing conflicts in Ukraine, Libya and elsewhere, and noting last weeks deadly attack against school-children in Pakistan, the pontiff also lamented the thousands of victims of the ...
Friends remember 'lion' of Democratic party
Frank Rosenhoover of Altoona, the recently retired chairman of the Blair County Democratic Party, came to Altoona in 1961, and among his friends during that first year was Francis E. "Fran" Kuhn.
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus
Francis P. Church, an editorial writer for the now-defunct New York Sun, probably said it best.He was on that newspaper's staff when an 8-year-old girl named Virginia wrote a letter to the editor.
Rare Tagore notebook features in second auction by Christie's
Works by the leading names of India's modern art movements — Vasudeo S Gaitonde, the Tagores, Jamini Roy, Tyeb Mehta and Francis Newton Souza— will be offered alongside 10 contemporary pieces donated by artists such as Subodh Gupta and Bharti Kher at the second edition of Christie's auction in Mumbai. Among the works that will go under the hammer is a remarkable pocket book belonging ...
Pope: all dogs - and God's creatures - go to heaven
While comforting a child who's dog recently died, Pope Francis told him "One day, we will see our animals again in the eternity of Christ. Paradise is open to all of God's creatures."
Shrine plans next request for visit from pope
AURIESVILLE - The Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs will continue to seek a visit from Pope Francis after an initial offer was declined earlier this fall.
Remembering sisters' service
Jill Schramm/MDN Aaron Nelson with Gateway Building Systems, left, and Max and Shelly Weppler check the position of a St. Francis of Assisi statue being erected in honor of the Sisters of St. Francis in Rosehill Memorial Park in Minot Friday.
Amma, 11 faith leaders vow to end slavery by 2020
India's Mata Amritanandamayi and Pope Francis today joined 10 other religious leaders from across the globe to sign on a Vatican initiative to eradicate modern-day slavery, including human trafficking and prostitution, by 2020.Amritanandamayi, popularly known as Amma, was the sole representative of the Hindu religion at the meet, which signed a joint declaration against modern slavery in a ...