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Pope Francis kicked off the first World Youth Day festival of his papacy, addressing hundreds of thousands of rain-soaked young pilgrims from around the world who flocked to Rio de Janeiro's famed Copacabana Beach to hear his message.
President Obama is known for choosing his words carefully, and one of the words he rarely chooses to utter in public is "poverty."
A global broadcasting operation based in Alabama is offering a different kind of news coverage of the election of a new pope.
When Luke Strand started college nine years ago, he wanted to earn a marketing degree, a job in the business world, then a house and children.
A handful of Roman Catholic convents are contradicting the decades-long slide in the number of women choosing to devote their lives to the sisterhood. And at least two of them are doing it by sticking to tradition, including the wearing of habits.
CHICAGO — For more than a century, Archbishop Quigley Preparatory Seminary has prepared teenage boys for the priesthood. It remained largely unchanged as the city transformed around it from gritty industrial center to modern metropolis.