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  • Baltimore native helps run the church

    Pope John Paul II is dead. The election of his successor is at least two weeks away, and most members of his Curia have lost their positions. During the interregnum, Vatican affairs have been left to three senior cardinals, one of them a former auxiliary...
  • Ecumenical outreach was part of vision

    Pope John Paul II prayed in a synagogue and also met with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. He returned the relics of Orthodox saints and apologized for past church-inspired wrongs such as the Crusades, which caused widespread bloodshed in the Middle...
  • Crucial job awaits Cardinal Keeler at papal conclave

    When word of Pope Leo XIII's grave illness reached the United States in 1903, Cardinal James Gibbons booked passage on every steamship leaving for Rome, according to his biographers, lest he miss the opportunity to vote for the pope's successor. The...
  • The challenges that lie ahead

    The next pope will inherit a church facing serious challenges, such as the polarization between liberals and conservatives, competition with evangelical Protestants, the secularization of Western Europe and the clergy's steadily declining ranks. The...
  • 'Pray for me,' pope asks the faithful

    VATICAN CITY - Sunshine glinting off his golden vestments, Pope Benedict XVI summoned centuries of Catholic tradition yesterday, then asked hundreds of thousands of people gathered in St. Peter's Square to join him as he sets out on a new papacy. "Pray...
  • Ancient, secretive task awaits at conclave

    VATICAN CITY - Tomorrow, 115 cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church will sequester themselves in the Vatican's Sistine Chapel for the beginning of the faith's most private and perhaps most important ritual, the election of a new pope. They will dress...
  • Learning how to say goodbye

    No one knew why the boy started shimmying, going for the corners of his hospital bed. R.J. Voigt was suddenly restless, agitated. The 12-year-old kept calling out for his mom. But he didn't seem to know what he wanted. She kept asking the doctors, "Is...
  • Italian FA drops case against its president over racist comments

    ROME (Reuters) - The Italian football federation's (FIGC) prosecutor panel has ruled that its new president Carlo Tavecchio has no case to answer over allegedly racist comments he made during the recent election campaign. Tavecchio caused an outcry...
  • Cardinal George cancels Rome trip, cites cancer treatment

     Cardinal George cancels Rome trip, cites cancer treatment
    Cardinal Francis George will miss a planned trip to Rome in October to instead receive treatment for cancer, the Archdiocese of Chicago said Tuesday. George had planned to visit Rome to meet with Pope Francis and for other meetings, said archdiocese...
  • Former papal diplomat could face trial in Dominican Republic: Vatican

    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - A former Polish archbishop and papal diplomat who was defrocked after allegations of paying children for sexual acts has lost his diplomatic immunity and could be tried in the Dominican Republic, the Vatican said. In a...
  • Friends, donors and countrymen

      Political news gathering these days often consists of warnings about "donor fatigue," followed by excited updates on the dollar figure each candidate and party has collected. Given the complaints and overheated debates about all this, why don't we...
  • Glastonbury Chamber Offering Trip To Italy For Members, Residents

    Glastonbury Chamber Offering Trip To Italy For Members, Residents
    GLASTONBURY — On the heals of a successful trip to China a few months ago, the Glastonbury Chamber of Commerce is inviting members of the chamber and the community to experience Italy in March. The chamber will be holding an informational...