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“Pope Francis Ends Synod By Excoriating Bishops With ‘Closed Hearts’ And ‘Heads In The Sand’


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Pope Francis leads the morning session of the Synod of bishops, at the Vatican, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Pope Francis leads the morning session of the Synod of bishops, at the Vatican, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Just Announced . . .


CNN

Time magazine has named Pope Francis its Person of the Year.

Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina is known as a humble man, a capable administrator and — as expected of a new Pope — a man of great faith.

He is also a man of many firsts: the first non-European Pope in the modern era; the first pontiff from South America; and the first Jesuit to be elected head of the Roman Catholic Church.

In his first public act, the new Pope broke with tradition by asking the estimated 150,000 people packed into St. Peter’s Square to pray for him, rather than bless the crowd first.

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HAPPY COLUMBUS DAY!


CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS

AKA Cristoforo Colombo

Born: 1451
Birthplace: Genoa, Italy
Died: 20-May1506
Location of death: Valladolid, Spain
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Seville Cathedral, Seville, Spain

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Explorer

Nationality: Italy
Executive summary: Rediscovered the New World

THE HOLIDAY:

Columbus Day, which is annually on the second Monday of October, remembers Christopher Columbus‘ arrival to the Americas on October 12, 1492. This holiday is controversial because the European settlement in the Americas led to the demise of the history and culture of the indigenous peoples.

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“Same-sex marriage becomes legal in Rhode Island”


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PROVIDENCE, R.I.Rhode Island on Thursday became the nation’s 10th state to allow gay and lesbian couples to wed, as a 16-year effort to extend marriage rights in this heavily Roman Catholic state ended with the triumphant cheers of hundreds of gays, lesbians, their families and friends.

Gov. Lincoln Chafee signed the bill into law on the Statehouse steps Thursday evening following a final 56-15 vote in the House. The first weddings will take place Aug. 1, when the law takes effect.

“I’ve been waiting 32 years for this day, and I never thought it would come in my lifetime,” said Raymond Beausejour, a 66-year-old gay North Providence man who has been with his partner for 32 years. “For the first time in my life, I feel welcome in my own state.”

After Chafee signed the bill, the hundreds of people who gathered on the Statehouse grounds erupted into cheers as a chorus sang “Chapel of Love.”

“Now, at long last, you are free to marry the person that you love,” Chafee told the crowd.

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