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FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2015

Pope to world: clean up your act 

VATICAN CITY – With a poet’s lyricism, a former chemist’s precision and a pontiff’s moral thunder, Pope Francis recast humanity’s relationship with nature in stark ethical terms, hoping to spur a warming, filthy world to clean up its act “before it’s too late.” In issuing “Laudato Si,” his much-anticipated encyclical on climate change, the pope on Thursday took an extraordinary approach to an environmental issue often framed in the dry language of science. Francis’ teaching document is a melodic yet radical indictment, depicting a materialistic and wasteful society that is hurting the planet and its poorest people.

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Milo keeps watch

Pope Francis: raise kids not cats and dogs 12 

Milo keeps watch. Pope Francis had a message for married couples on Monday: four-legged friends don’t offer the same opportunities for love and godliness as raising a child. The Pope addressed a group of 15 couples that have been married between 25 and 60 years...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 19, 2013

Pope Faults Focus On Gays, Abortion 20 

Pope Francis, in the first extensive interview of his six-month-old papacy, said that the Roman Catholic church had grown “obsessed” with preaching about abortion, gay marriage and contraception, and that he has chosen not to speak of those issues despite recriminations from some critics. In...

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TUESDAY, JULY 30, 2013

Pope On Gays: 'Who Am I To Judge?' 

Item: Pope Francis on gays: 'Who am I to judge?'/Nicole Winfield, AP Mike Kennedy: Two non-Catholics I talked with today separately told me that the read about Pope Francis's Brazil trip. Both were stunned and smiling when they expressed their positive feeling about this man...

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Cutline Contest -- 5.22.13 10 

About 100 people supporting the Myrtle Beach Tea Party protest at the Internal Revenue Service office in Myrtle Beach, S.C. on Tuesday. Tea party activists held rallies outside federal buildings across the country Tuesday to protest the agency's extra scrutiny of conservative groups. You write...

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MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2013

Huckleberries: Covering Papal Beat

The selection of Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio as the new pope wasn’t Cindy Wooden’s first papal rodeo. The Sandpoint native has covered three popes in her 25 years as the Vatican correspondent for the Catholic News Service – John Paul II, Benedict XVI and now...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2013

One Small Stumble For The Pope 

Pope Francis stumbles as he prepares to greet cardinals in Sala Clementina, at the Vatican today. The newly appointed Pope Francis stumbled after being introduced to the College of Cardinals, but did not fall and quickly recovered. Cardinal Angelo Sodano, left, introduced the pope to...

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Huckleberries Online

D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.