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Today, Our Father Was Born

“Today our father was born,” I remarked to my husband over dinner on March 13.  Odd as it sounds, it’s true.  Earlier that day, our new father was presented to us, and to the world, wearing white with a single-handed wave and a simple greeting – “Fratelli e sorelle, buonasera!” (Brothers and sisters, good evening!)  Our pope is our father.  When the white smoke began puffing out of the Vatican chimney, and bells, beeps and rings were heard around the world, Catholics rejoiced because they once again had a Papa.  Catholics also took a deep …

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