Australians on southeast coast urged to flee as fire risk escalates

A firefighter tackles a wildfire south of Nowra, Australia, earlier this week. Residents of Nowra, Narooma and Batemans Bay were told that winds were likely to once again drive blazes toward the coast. –(AFP/Getty Images) TOMERONG, Australia —  Residents in the … Read More

Pope quotes late cardinal to say church is ‘200 years out of date’

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Vatican City (dpa) – Pope Francis on Saturday called on the Vatican hierarchy to embrace change as he quoted a late progressive cardinal who warned that the Catholic Church was seriously behind the times. “Cardinal Martini, in his last interview a few days … Read More

Pope calls for refugee camps of ‘slavery and torture’ to close

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis called for the closing of migrant detention camps in Libya on Thursday, saying they were rife with torture and slavery. Francis, who has made a defense of migrants and refugees a key part of … Read More

Pope Francis: Catechism will be updated to define ecological sins

In this 2017 file photo, Pope Francis addresses participants at an encounter marking the 25th anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church at the Vatican. VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Following through on a proposal made at the Synod of … Read More

Pope Francis arrives in Thailand, to meet King, PM Prayut today

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Pope Francis arriving at Bangkok’s Don Mueang International Airport yesterday. He is the first pontiff to visit Thailand in 35 years. PHOTO: EPA-EFE BANGKOK • Pope Francis arrived in Thailand yesterday and was greeted by the cheering faithful on the … Read More

Weekly Update by Mark Armstrong – 15 November 2019

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Greetings from Tyler, As a follow up to last week’s Update on how the same media outlets can’t even tell you how cold it is without a reminder that global warming is the culprit, you may be surprised to learn … Read More

Scalfari: Pope Denied Jesus’ Bodily Resurrection, Said It Was ‘Semblance of a Spirit’

In his new book and in the periodical he founded, La Repubblica, Eugenio Scalfari, a long-time friend of Pope Francis and frequent papal interviewer, claims that the Pope told him that Jesus Christ did not rise bodily from the dead but “in … Read More

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