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  • On the Pope and America, sometimes a cigar’s just a cigar

    On the Pope and America, sometimes a cigar’s just a cigar

    Pope Francis is visiting a cemetery for American war dead this year on All Souls’ Day, and Americans are naturally inclined to wonder if he’s trying to make some sort of statement about the U.S. or its role in the world by doing so. As it turns out, however, the stop at Nettuno won’t even be the most important thing he does that day, and this may not be all about us.

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  • Pope to honor fallen soldiers at American cemetery near Rome

    Pope to honor fallen soldiers at American cemetery near Rome

    On All Soul’s Day, November 2, Pope Francis will celebrate Mass at a cemetery where more than 7,800 members of the U.S. military are buried. Many of the soldiers died in 1943 during Operation Husky, the Allies’ campaign to liberate the island of Sicily from the Axis powers.

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  • How Low Sunday became Divine Mercy Sunday

    How Low Sunday became Divine Mercy Sunday

    The Sunday after Easter was once called Low Sunday, but now we celebrate it as Divine Mercy Sunday. The reason is that after a long 20th century, the human family is in tremendous need of healing and hope, of both receiving mercy and sharing compassion with one another.

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