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Two Cubas, Two Popes

In his first full day in Cuba, Pope Francis — contrary to his usual practice — began the day deliberate, restrained, and careful to stick to his prepared remarks at each formal event.

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The Church's loyal son

Pope Francis warns against giving moral questions too much emphasis, but many are enthused by him precisely because they give all their attention to moral questions.

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Rediscover Catholicism

Catholicism is a treasure map: It may be old, but it still leads to treasure. Let's rediscover it together, and help others to do the same.

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Our Universal Hunger

The Church (like so many other things in life) is not so much something we inherit from generations past or take over from our predecessors as it is something on loan to us from future generations.

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The National Liturgy — The Super Bowl at XLIX

Those who watched the Super Bowl on Sunday took part in a national liturgy — that is, a public, communal sacred rite, in which more Americans participate at one televised event than at any other (on a mystical screen in the family shrine).

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Africa's Catholic moment

The most important Catholic event of 2014 was the dramatic moment when Africa's bishops emerged as effective, powerful proponents of dynamic orthodoxy in the world Church. 

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A Catholic Revival in Northern Europe

Northern Europe is clearly one of the world's most Godless regions.  Yet, at the same time, the Catholic Church, while a minority denomination, is experiencing a revival that only Counterreformation popes could have dreamed of.

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