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  • Then and now, ‘mud angels’ respond to Italian disasters

    Then and now, ‘mud angels’ respond to Italian disasters

    • Nov 3, 2016

    As Florence, Italy, remembered the day 50 years ago when the Arno River burst its banks on Nov. 4, 1966, Italian clergy and religious who participated in relief efforts, known as “mud angels,” recalled the experience as a lesson in theology “with a shovel in the hand.”

  • Pope Francis says Catholics must be open to change

    Pope Francis says Catholics must be open to change

    • Nov 10, 2015

    Pope Francis offered a sweeping summary of his vision for the Catholic Church on Tuesday, telling a gathering of Italian Catholics in Florence that the Church must be open to change while rejecting a “controlling, hard, and prescriptive” style. “… It is not useful to search for solutions in conservatism