| Mar 5, 2013
| 6:21 PM
Roman Catholic cardinals will set a date for the conclave to select a new pope once they feel confident they can narrow the field of candidates and get a clearer idea of who the next pope could be, Cardinal Francis George said Tuesday.
In the meantime,...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 7:35 AM
SOUTH BEND — Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Catholic archbishop of New York and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, will be the principal speaker and recipient of an honorary degree at the University of Notre Dame’s commencement...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 6:30 PM
A day after Chicago's Cardinal Francis George extolled the virtues of communication during the pre-conclave process, the American cardinals decided Wednesday to fall silent.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops canceled a news conference featuring...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 5:36 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Conventional wisdom holds that no one from the United States could be elected pope, that the superpower has more than enough worldly influence without an American in the seat of St. Peter.
But after Pope Benedict XVI's...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 12:51 PM
Chicago's Cardinal Francis George said on Sunday there should be no rush to convene the conclave that elects a successor to Pope Benedict XVI because the days leading up to the election are when cardinals can learn the most about the candidates.
| Feb 18, 2013
Chicago's Cardinal Francis George said Sunday there should be no rush to convene the conclave that will elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI because the days leading up to the election are when cardinals can learn the most about the candidates.
| Feb 22, 2013
Fifteen years to the day that he became a prince of the Roman Catholic Church, Chicago's Cardinal Francis George said he wouldn't rule out the possibility of a fellow American becoming pope.
During and after a lecture at Loyola University Chicago School...
| Feb 24, 2013
Cardinal Francis George of Chicago had gone through a long 16-hour day of meetings and travel, a day that began at 5 a.m., and it was just about 9 at night. He was tired, with one more meeting to go.
But as he walked into the room for our interview late...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Germany's Beta Film has taken world sales on "Gomorrah," the high-profile Italo TV series which aims to depict the real Neapolitan mob with a degree of authenticity that's never been seen before.
Currently shooting in Naples and its crime-ridden...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 10:16 AM
Bruno Bartoletti, the widely admired Italian conductor who served as artistic director of Lyric Opera of Chicago throughout a close association with the company that lasted a half-century, died early Sunday in a hospital in Florence, Italy, after a long...
| Jun 11, 2013
You know that pickpockets are a plague in Rome — the city of "amore" — when you can't look up to admire Michelangelo's masterpiece fresco on the Sistine Chapel's ceiling without getting your wallet lifted.
I had hoped that in the eight years...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 4:56 PM
It's a testament to the acting ability of Gina McKee that even when she doesn't appear in an episode of "The Borgias," her character, Catherina Sforza, looms large in the storytelling.
The head of the Sforza clan of Milan, Catherina is the most...