Choose a biblical or saint name for your children, Pope Benedict XVI encouraged Catholics all over the world last week. Guess what? The top baby names in the United States still tend to be biblical or saint names. The name Joseph has been in the top 20 since 1910. The name that no longer reigns? Mary.
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- Editorial: Clear all obstacles from the path to peace with Iran
- Conservative corners have tepid take on Pope Francis' environment encyclical
- Where Pope Francis stands when it comes to women
- This issue's Special Section: Summer Books
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