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READER POLL: Will Trump’s fight with the Pope help or hurt Trump?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 4:15pm 2/18/2016 at 4:15pm

Asked about Donald Trump Thursday, Pope Francis responded to a reporter saying, ““A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian.”

Pope Francis’ full remarks are here:

The news reached Trump shortly before a press conference. He responded by calling Pope...

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Pope Francis: Christmas Festivities “a Charade” while World at War

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 27, 2015 at 8:00pm 11/27/2015 at 8:00pm

During a homily that followed the massacre in Paris, Pope Francis said the “whole world is at war”.

His most recent homily was darker still, declaring traditional Christmas festivities a charade during this time of global turmoil:

The pontiff put this holiday season in perspective during mass at the Basilica di Santa Maria...

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Pope Francis: “The whole world is at war”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 9:00pm 11/19/2015 at 9:00pm

It was only two short months ago that Pope Francis was touring this country and promoting his climate change encyclical, having made this issue a key one in his papacy.

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It is now safe for liberals to go back to hating the Pope

http://abcnews.go.com/US/exclusive-kim-davis-recounts-secret-meeting-pope-francis/story?id=34143874
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 1:00pm 9/30/2015 at 1:00pm
http://abcnews.go.com/US/exclusive-kim-davis-recounts-secret-meeting-pope-francis/story?id=34143874

Pope Francis’ tour of the U.S. turned normal alignments upside down.

Liberals — who spare no effort to denigrate the Catholic Church — all of the sudden found the Pope’s progressive economic and immigration pronouncements to be just dreamy.

At brunch on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and in Brooklyn, kind...

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The Pope and Politics

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 11:30am 9/30/2015 at 11:30am

I’ve noticed that we seem to get the popes that match our times—a harmonic resonance between popes and other public leaders of the day.

That doesn’t mean that popes are overtly political, although there’s really no way for a pope to retreat completely from politics, unless he speaks on ritual matters only...

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Pope Tour Continues as Expected …

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 6:00pm 9/26/2015 at 6:00pm

Pope Francis continued his American tour, touching down in Philadelphia this morning to ride by Fiat-motorcade to the downtown Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul and celebrating Mass for about 1,600 people.

In his homily, the papal homily encouraged a greater role for women and laity:

The pope stopped by a nearby...

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The People’s Pope or the Political Pope?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 3:30pm 9/24/2015 at 3:30pm

Pope Francis has accomplished something that is truly miraculous in this country: He has managed to bump Barack Obama, Donald Trump, and Hillary Clinton from the spotlight for a brief time.

For that, I am truly grateful.

I have been mulling over my thoughts about the Pope’s American tour...

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Pope Francis Addresses the U.S. Congress

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 9:15am 9/24/2015 at 9:15am

Today, Pope Francis will become the first ever Pope to address a joint meeting of Congress.

Tune in here at 10 am EST:

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Pope Francis Visits Little Sisters of the Poor

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 8:30am 9/24/2015 at 8:30am
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Pope Francis and the Perils of an Overly Politicized Life

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 12:00pm 9/23/2015 at 12:00pm

Regardless of what your thoughts might be on Catholicism, the Pope, or politics, I believe we can all agree that the decision to view everything through a political lens is a great way to miss some of life’s best offerings. This has never been more apparent to me than it is...

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Don’t mistake Pope Francis for a Leftist

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 8:30am 9/23/2015 at 8:30am

President Obama, Vice-President Biden, and their families greeted Pope Francis with smiles when he landed at Washington, D.C., obviously looking forward to the historic visit that includes a gay-activist filled dinner at the White House and addresses to Congress and the United Nations.

With the tumultuous start to the 2016 presidential election...

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Pope Francis is Focus of Latest Terror Threat

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 7:00am 9/22/2015 at 7:00am

As the United States is preparing for the visit of Pope Francis, security efforts are focused on a potential terror plot:

On the eve of Pope Francis’ historic first visit to the United States, law enforcement officials are concerned terrorists could disguise themselves as police officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians to...

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Obama just can’t help taking victory laps, this time around Pope Francis

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 7:30am 9/20/2015 at 7:30am

Pope Francis stopped in Cuba on his way to a Tuesday arrival in Washington, DC.  While there, the Holy Father took a victory lap for the restoration of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Pope Francis landed in Cuba on Saturday, quickly calling on the communist nation to “open itself to the...

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Poll numbers for Pope Francis are not too heavenly

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 11:30am 7/26/2015 at 11:30am

Despite the fact that poll numbers are tanking so badly for Hillary Clinton that there is a new movement to draft Joe Biden, it turns out she has some competition for biggest drop in...

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Pope Francis’ Climate Change Encyclical, “Laudato Si”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 12:35pm 6/18/2015 at 12:35pm

A leaked version of the climate change encyclical written by Pope Francis ignited a storm of controversy earlier this week.

The unexpected leak of Pope Francis’ much-anticipated environmental encyclical has meant the return of something that not long ago was fairly common around the Vatican but had become often dormant during the...

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Pope Francis’ Eco-Encyclical: Marriage Between Green Tech and Economic Growth?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 3:30pm 5/24/2015 at 3:30pm

One sign that Pope Francis’ encyclical on climate change may be creating a small storm of controversy within the Vatican is that high level officials are now explaining why it is needed.

This week, the pope’s deputy released a statement about the upcoming publication:

A new development model is needed to combat global...

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Pope Francis leaves Heartland’s climate science team out in the cold

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 4:00pm 5/14/2015 at 4:00pm

The last time we checked in with Pope Francis, he was preparing an encyclical addressing “the moral cause of climate change.”

A group from the Heartland Institute, which promotes free-market solutions to social and economic problems, was on its way to Rome to present data that would give the pontiff a more...

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