October 25, 2019
A wooden statue of a pregnant woman is pictured in the Church of St. Mary in Traspontina.

Pope apologizes that statues were vandalized, says they were recovered

Pope Francis apologized that two men entered a church near the Vatican, took controversial statues and tossed them into the Tiber River. “As bishop of the diocese, I apologize,” he said Oct. 25, the first time the full membership of the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon was gathered since the statues were taken from...
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Pope Francis celebrates Mass Oct. 25, 2019, in the chapel of his residence, the Domus Sanctae Marthae.

Mind your own business each day to grow in holiness, pope says

Too often Catholics know what is going on in their neighbor’s house but pay little or no attention to the normal spiritual struggles going on in their own hearts and souls, Pope Francis said. Life involves a continuing battle “between grace and sin, between the Lord who wants to save us and pull us out...
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A day at the races, searching for costumes, homemade birthday cards, and more (7 Quick Takes)

Our friend Theresa invited us to go to the Maryland Million with her, so our boys and I headed down to Laurel for a few hours at the races.
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