| Sep 22, 2013
Re "A kinder, gentler Iran?," Opinion, Sept. 20
Ray Takeyh opines that "it is not sufficient for Iran's Rouhani to speak of transparency; he must curb Iran's troublesome nuclear activities and comply with U.N. Security Council resolutions."
| Sep 22, 2013
It's easy to grasp that in a national park, balance must be maintained between predators and prey, lest the ecosystem crash. But when we're talking about our own species, it gets harder. The notion that there are limits to how much humanity this...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 12:53 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — In recent years, many American bishops have drawn a harder line with parishioners on what could be considered truly Roman Catholic, adopting a more aggressive style of correction and telling abortion rights supporters to stay away...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 2:00 PM
In "The World Without Us," Alan Weisman took readers for a romp through the misty primeval forest in Poland and splashed into gin-clear waters to gaze upon one the most remote and intact coral reefs in the Pacific Ocean. Besides highlighting a few of...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 6:32 AM
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis opened a landmark meeting Tuesday on reforming the Catholic Church, saying he wants a missionary church with a modern spirit that gives hope to the poor, the young and the elderly like his namesake St. Francis did....
| Sep 30, 2013
| 11:45 AM
LONDON – The pope who tried to modernize the Roman Catholic Church and the one who directed its moral force against godless communism will be officially declared saints next April, the Vatican announced Monday.
John XXIII and John Paul II are to...