| Sep 20, 2013
| 9:17 AM
The bishop of Fairbanks’ Roman Catholic diocese has received a new posting in Minnesota from the Vatican, church officials announced Friday.
According to a statement from the Fairbanks diocese, Bishop Donald J. Kettler has been appointed to lead...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 12:21 PM
When Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst of Germany traveled to India last year to minister to poor slum dwellers, he reportedly flew first class.
This year, renovations of the Roman Catholic bishop's church-owned residence in the city of Limburg ran...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 3:51 PM
It's a familiar cycle: Pope Francis says something that seems to soften the Roman Catholic Church’s attitude toward hot-button issues; liberals (Catholic and otherwise) rejoice; conservative Catholics rush to remind gleeful Francisphiles that the...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Harvey Weinstein, Harvey Keitel and Tim Roth rolled into Lyon on Friday, joining Uma Thurman, already in town, to pay tribute to this year's Lumiere Award winner, Quentin Tarantino, during a mega-ceremony emceed and orchestrated by the festival's...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 2:19 PM
Whether you're a wine or beer snob, there's plenty of ammo for your argument in this pithy little infographic that was put on my radar last week by our Theme Park Ranger Dewayne Bevil. It lays out a couple of trends, most notably the fact that wine in...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Lionsgate is developing Vatican supernatural thriller "White Smoke" with horror film titan Jason Blum and Kevin McCormick on board to produce.
The studio has acquired a pitch from Jeff Richard and Mark Bianculli, who are writing the script about a series...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 5:00 AM
"Gods and Gifts: Vatican Ethnological Collection," at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, may cover more ground than any exhibition seen in Southern California: Its 70-plus artifacts span 2 million years and hail from all six inhabited continents, plus...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 7:28 AM
Carol Kuruvilla with the New York Daily News writes about the Pope's new ride -- a 1984 Renault with 190,000 miles on the odometer:
He’s a holy roller!
Pope Francis’ plans to drive around Vatican City in a 1984 Renault 4 have his...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 7:44 AM
ROME --Former Pope Benedict XVI, who shocked the world by resigning in February, has reportedly revealed that God told him to do it during a "mystical experience."
The first pontiff to step down in six centuries, Benedict said, "God told me to," when...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 11:05 AM
VATICAN CITY — He wades into crowds without hesitation, shaking hands and kissing babies. He cracks jokes and delivers unscripted remarks, to the occasional dismay of staffers scrambling to keep up.
Four months in office, Pope Francis is engaged...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 12:32 PM
Leadership Conference of Women Religious concluded their meeting in Orlando Monday no less defiant of the Vatican.
The LCWR, which represents about 43,000 American nuns, has been criticized by the Vatican for deviating from Catholic doctrine,...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 6:46 AM
About 800 nuns belonging to the contentious Leadership Conference of Women Religious are meeting in Orlando this week under orders from the Vatican to reform now or risk losing their status. The 1,500-member organization of nuns in leadership positions...