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Pope Francis: All Dogs Do Go To Heaven

It’s long been held by some that dogs, among other animals are blessed. But could dogs have a place in the afterlife?

12/12/2014

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N.J. Girl Battling Cancer Makes Wish To Meet Pope Francis

An 11-year-old from New Jersey struggling with cancer has one wish, and it’s not what you think.

12/05/2014

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Best International Destinations For The Holidays

Here’s a look at five of the best international destinations for the holidays.

11/28/2014

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It’s Official! Pope Francis Confirms Trip To United States

Francis confirmed Monday that he will attend the World Meeting of Families conference in Philadelphia in September 2015. Detailed plans for the visit won’t be announced until the spring or summer.

11/17/2014

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Catholic Bishops Scrap Welcome To Gays In Sign Of Split

Catholic bishops scrapped their landmark welcome to gays Saturday, showing deep divisions at the end of a two-week meeting sought by Pope Francis to chart a more merciful approach to ministering to Catholic families.

10/18/2014

Archbisop of New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan arrives at the Synod Hall for the opening of the Synod on the themes of family on October 6, 2014 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Dolan: Draft Of Vatican Family Values Document Needs Revision

Cardinal Timothy Dolan told “CBS This Morning” Wednesday that a provisional document showing unprecedented opening toward gays was a rough draft that needs major reworking.

10/15/2014

Pope Francis chats with cardinals as he arrives at the Synod Hall for the Synod on the themes of family on Oct. 6, 2014 in Vatican City. (credit: Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Vatican Document Signals Possible Shift In Attitude Toward Gays, Unmarried Couples

A two-week meeting of bishops on family issues arrived at its halfway point with a document summarizing the closed-door debate so far. No decisions were announced, but the tone of the report was one of almost-revolutionary acceptance, rather than condemnation.

10/13/2014

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Pope Francis Summons Bishops From Around The World To Discuss Issues At ‘Synod’

In Rockville Centre schoolchildren at Holy Child watched in awe as Pope Francis addressed the world. They and their parents were plugged into his modern message of a more merciful church.

10/06/2014

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Nun Credited With Curing Boy’s Eye Disease Beatified At Newark Mass

The Archdiocese of Newark said Sister Miriam Teresa Demjanovich cured a boy’s macular degeneration in the 1960s, long after she died.

10/04/2014

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Native New Jersey Nun Moves One Step Closer To Sainthood

More than 80 years after her death, a New Jersey nun credited with curing a boy’s eye disease is set to be beatified on Saturday.

10/03/2014

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Pope Francis Turns Heads After Marrying 20 Couples Despite Cohabitation

Pope Francis set a forgiving tone as the couples tied the knot under the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica.

09/15/2014

Archbishop of New York cardinal Timothy Dolan arrives at the Paul VI hall for the opening of the Cardinals' Congregations on March 4, 2013 in Vatican City. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Dolan: Pope Francis Should Urge Moderate Muslims To Stand Up, Speak Out

In an interview, Dolan said he would urge Francis “to be more direct in calling for a thoughtful, moderate, temperate Islamic response” to acts of violence.

09/05/2014

Pope Francis waves as he leaves the St. Mary Major Basilica in Rome on August 18, 2014, on the day of his arrival in Rome at the end of a five-day trip to South-Korea.  (credit: ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Francis Considering Trip To NYC, Philly, Washington In 2015

Asked about his 2015 travel plans, Pope Francis said: “Next year I’d like to go to Philadelphia for the family meeting. I was invited by the president of the United States, by the American parliament and the secretary-general of the United Nations.”

08/18/2014

Pope Francis shakes hands with South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Aug. 14, 2014, in Seoul, South Korea. (credit: Getty Images)

Pope Francis Surprises, Speaks English In South Korea

It’s being interpreted as practice for his presumed trip to the East Coast next year.

08/14/2014

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Archdiocese: No Confirmation Of 2015 Philly Papal Visit

There is still no confirmation that Pope Francis will attend a major gathering of the world’s Roman Catholics next year in Philadelphia, the archdiocese said Friday in response to a report that the archbishop had said Francis would come.

07/25/2014

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