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  • A guide to decoding Catholic reaction to Pope Francis

    A guide to decoding Catholic reaction to Pope Francis

    ROME – For more than a quarter-century, from 1978 to 2005, St. John Paul II was one of the most popular figures in the world, with high poll numbers and adoring crowds. To this day, his funeral Mass eleven years ago is considered the most-watched broadcast event in the history

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  • Benedict and Francis are more Lennon-McCartney than Frazier-Ali

    Benedict and Francis are more Lennon-McCartney than Frazier-Ali

    ROME — From the beginning, part of the narrative about Pope Francis has been that he’s sort of the anti-Pope Benedict XVI. Where Benedict was cold and aloof, Francis is seen as warm and populist; where Benedict was rigid and dogmatic, Francis is open and flexible; where Benedict was a

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  • At 3-year mark, Francis is a both/and pope in an either/or world

    At 3-year mark, Francis is a both/and pope in an either/or world

    ROME — Pope Francis on Sunday marks the third anniversary of his election in March 2013, and even after 36 months it’s striking how much of an enigma he remains. Several big-picture questions, which one might have thought would be resolved by now, remain hotly debated. Is he a liberal

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