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  • 'I met a saint' says Columbia native who greeted Pope John Paul II in 1995

    'I met a saint' says Columbia native who greeted Pope John Paul II in 1995
    Ever since she met Pope John Paul II when she was a schoolgirl in 1995, Melissa Brent has frequently replayed the brief encounter in her mind.
  • Local Masses, celebrations mark double canonization

    Local Masses, celebrations mark double canonization
    Hundreds of local Catholics streamed up the aisles of Holy Rosary Church in Baltimore Sunday, through incense-sweet air, to venerate the relic of a pope who visited 38 years earlier. The relic — a drop of Pope John Paul II's blood given to the...

    The Rev. Robert Nugent dies at 76; priest who supported gays, lesbians

    The Rev. Robert Nugent dies at 76; priest who supported gays, lesbians
    Tribune Newspapers The Rev. Robert Nugent, a Roman Catholic priest whose support of gays and lesbians in the church brought the Vatican's censure, ending his public role as an advocate for reconciling church doctrines with the realities of gay life, died...

    Pope Francis says gay priests 'should not be marginalized'

    Pope Francis says gay priests 'should not be marginalized'
    Pope Francis surprised the Catholic faithful Monday by saying the Roman Catholic Church shouldn't marginalize gay priests, saying: "Who am I to judge?" The comments followed one of the largest papal Masses in recent history over the weekend, when the...

    'Who am I to judge?'

    Pope Francis did not this week change church doctrine toward gays and lesbians. He did not condone same-sex marriage. Nor did he suggest he approves of homosexuality. But in one short sentence, the leader of the Catholic Church fundamentally shifted the...