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Every day, the devil tries to trick and seduce people with promises of riches, grandeur and power, Pope Francis said.
On the eve of the Synod of Bishops on the family, a Polish monsignor who works in the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, publicly declared he is homosexual and has a stable partner.
Pat Shannon counted the steps. Nine that time, he said. It was a big move for the pilgrims who had been standing in a massive crowd on a Philadelphia side street waiting to go through security to join Pope Francis’ Mass on Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
Between cases already on the Supreme Court’s docket for the 2015-2016 term and some of the appeals thought likely to be accepted for review, it might look like the justices have taken up Hollywood’s love of sequels to blockbusters.
Strong shoulders, thick legs, defined muscles. The attributes were true of Michelangelo’s depictions of men, but also many of his women. In the past century, art historians have theorized that Michelangelo — creator of the world’s most famous Pieta, the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling and Last Judgment frescoes, and Florence’s David — masculinized the female form because he was a product of a patriarchal society that denigrated women, or because he found men more beautiful.
“To be in his presence is so exciting,” said Jean Stolpestad, her eyes filling with tears. “I get to be with my spiritual father, and it’s something I’ve always wanted to experience.”
The Vatican does not deny reports that while in Washington, Pope Francis briefly met with Kim Davis, the county clerk from Kentucky who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses.
Days after St. Junipero Serra was canonized by Pope Francis in Washington, a statue of the 18th-century Franciscan missionary and other property at the Carmel Mission where the saint is buried, were defaced.