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Stop Using the Image of Pope Francis

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Pope Francis might be one of the world’s most popular leaders, but the Vatican has placed everyone on notice that the unauthorized use of the Pope’s image and name will have serious consequences. As a public figure, does the Pope … Continue reading

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Are You Fasting for Lent?

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The season of Lent begins on March 1, following Mardi Gras on February 28. The first day of Lent is called Ash Wednesday. Many denominations hold a service for believers as a way of beginning the season. Ministers bless each … Continue reading

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Confusing New Cremation Guidelines From Catholic Church

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Recently, the Vatican issued guidelines about cremation and scattering ashes. If you only saw the following headlines, you might be confused: • Vatican Issues New Cremation Guidelines for ‘Faithfully Departed’ • Final resting place: Vatican releases instruction on burial, cremation … Continue reading

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What Are the Steps to Becoming a Saint?

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Pope Francis just held a ceremony at Vatican City to canonize the sainthood of Mother Teresa. Tens of thousands of people were in the Vatican to attend the service, and it was streamed via online channels around the world for … Continue reading

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Soccer as Religion?

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Soccer as Religion: Experiencing the World Cup 2014 As the World Cup 2014 continues, the world is beginning to see soccer fever take over the globe. Many individuals around the world see soccer as religion, particularly in countries like Brazil … Continue reading

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Man of the Year: Pope Francis

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Since Pope Francis was elected Bishop of Rome in February, he has been drawing a younger crowd to the Catholic faith with his more moderate and even liberal views on controversial political topics. Since he began his papacy attendance at … Continue reading

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Modern Christmas: A Patchwork of Traditions

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Despite the fact that Christmas has traditionally been considered a Christian holiday, the fact is the version we collectively celebrate is actually a combination of the traditions of many different religions and cultures. We hope ULC ministers are able to … Continue reading

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Christ-like Compassion

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The Catholic church seems to be undergoing a transformation led by Pope Francis. While we must admit that there is certainly room for more improvement, the gestures he has extended are more in line with Christian principles than the past … Continue reading

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