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VATICAN CITY (RNS) In an apparent criticism of France’s mass deportation of Roma (Gypsy) immigrants, Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday (Aug. 22) urged French-speaking Catholics to accept legitimate human diversity and practice universal fraternity. The pope made his remarks, which did not explicitly refer to the French policy, following his weekly Angelus prayer at the […] Read More

Many people will remember Fred Rogers as the cardigan-and-tennis-shoe-wearing host of PBS’s immensely popular show, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” Until now, few may have known Rogers was an ordained minister in the Presbyterian church. His ability to communicate sincere affirmation and acceptance to young children was a gift many of us would like to share. That […] Read More