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Did Pope Francis change the Ten Commandments?

Pope Francis has been the target of fake news, once again. This time he is accused of changing the Ten Commandments. The allegation of course, is false, like most other claims about him. The fake story, which has gone viral in some circles, claims Pope Francis changed the Ten Commandments to make same-sex parenting and

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Famous Viral Quotes people think came from the Bible

Social media and the Internet has made it easier to share anything anywhere. Most of the time we spend in cyberspace, we see come across wonderful statements — about life, love and other concerns. It assures us that we are not alone, we are going to beat every obstacle and will follow the path of

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How reporters got the Pope’s telegram to Trump wrong

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A telegram (yes, the Vatican still uses that word) from Pope Francis to Trump was spun as a dramatic challenge to the new president over the poor. In fact, it was largely a cut-and-paste operation from previous such messages, illustrating the importance of context in reporting papal news. [Editor’s note: Crux’s Vatican correspondent and co-editor, Inés

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Synod Notebook: The dirty little secret about media coverage

ROME — Some years ago, I attended a presentation by the late Rev. Raymond Brown, a Sulpician priest and one of America’s great Catholic Biblical scholars, in which he commented on the obvious differences between the Acts of the Apostles and St. Paul’s letter to the Galatians in their accounts of the Council of Jerusalem.

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Mercy, dialogue to be the focus of World Communications Day

Announced Tuesday, this year’s theme for World Communications Day is inspired by the upcoming Jubilee of Mercy, and stresses that social communications should be centered on mercy, dialogue and welcome. The Pontifical Council of Social Communication announced the choice of “Communication and Mercy: a fruitful encounter” in a Sept. 29 communique from the Vatican. “Clearly

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Philadelphia mayor says media scared people from seeing pope

News reports about extensive security in place for Pope Francis’ visit may have deterred people from attending, the mayor said Monday, while calling the weekend a “tremendous success” overall. The pope’s trip to Philadelphia for the Vatican-sponsored World Meeting of Families spurred intense traffic and security restrictions. Concrete and steel barricades lined downtown streets, and

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Vatican spokesman contrasts styles of Pope Francis, Pope Emeritus Benedict

In remarks published in the forthcoming edition of National Geographic, the director of the Holy See Press Office contrasted the styles of Pope Francis and his predecessor. The magazine reported: After meeting with a world leader, the former pope would emerge and rattle off an incisive summation, [Father Federico] Lombardi tells me, with palpable wistfulness:

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