Pope Francis: Eat with your family, not with your smartphone

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Eat with your family, not with your smartphone, Pope says - For Pope Francis the dinner table is a key place to strengthen family bonds and foster a sense of “togetherness,” which he said can often be thwarted by an excess attachment to technology. “A family that almost never eats together, or that never speaks at the table but looks at the television or the smartphone, is hardly a family,” the Pope said Nov. 11. Read More...

A 'most powerful woman' – National Geographic's major hat tip to the Virgin Mary - In a Nov. How the Virgin Mary Became the World’s Most Powerful Woman,” Maureen Orth explores the worldwide phenomenon of devotion to the Mother of God in anticipation of the Dec. 13 National Geographic Channel special... Read More...
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U.S. Bishops To Meet November 16-19 in Baltimore, Address Conference Priorities, Statement on Political Responsibility - The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will meet, November 16-19, in Baltimore for their annual Fall General Assembly. The bishops will hear addresses by Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, USCCB president, and Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganó, apostolic nuncio to the United States. Read More...