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  • The unconventional Pope Francis basks in public support

    The unconventional Pope Francis basks in public support
    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...
  • 3/3/2013-Pray For The Church

    3/3/2013-Pray For The Church
    My wife and I visited Vatican City, the Vatican Museum and St Peter's Basilica last July when we were in Rome, so now I have a personal connection to the church. The Catholic Church is in a crisis that rivals the time when Pope Paul VI died in 1978 and...
  • The pope's Rome: Where Francis, the 266th pope, will live and rule

    The pope's Rome: Where Francis, the 266th pope, will live and rule
    ROME - "SILENZIO!" says the sign just past the massive bronze doors marking the entrance to St. Mary and the Martyrs Catholic Church in Rome, one of the two or three most important churches in Christian history. The sign reminds all that this is a house...
  • Pope Benedict XVI gets new Popemobile from Mercedes-Benz

    Pope Benedict XVI gets new Popemobile from Mercedes-Benz
    What do you get for the holy man who has everything? If he's Pope Benedict XVI, you get him a new Mercedes-Benz Popemobile. Based on the company's midsize M-Class SUV, the new diamond-white Popemobile replaces an older Mercedes model that had served...
  • Pope's words strike a chord in Chicago

     Pope's words strike a chord in Chicago
    Chris Pett said the Roman Catholic Church became a safer place for gay people like him Thursday after Pope Francis warned that church leaders have become too focused on issues such as homosexuality and abortion at the expense of the church's broader...
  • Garry Wills: a devout critic

    Garry Wills: a devout critic
    A political conservative turned liberal, lifelong Roman Catholic and world-class curmudgeon, Garry Wills has called President Barack Obama a disappointment and Pope Benedict XVI irrelevant — and that was before the pontiff announced his resignation....
  • Sex-abuse investigations rip open Catholic Church's secret files

    Sex-abuse investigations rip open Catholic Church's secret files
    Preparing for his return to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles after six months' treatment at a center for pedophile priests, Father Michael Wempe sat down to type out a list of concerns. Arrangements for his dog. Counseling and support groups for himself....
  • Tinley Park man among 60 closer to priesthood after Mass celebrated by cardinals

    Tinley Park man among 60 closer to priesthood after Mass celebrated by cardinals
    ROME -- Chicago's Cardinal Francis George celebrated mass with other American cardinals this morning elevating more than 60 seminarians to acolytes in the church, including a young man of Middle Eastern descent from Tinley Park. Khalil Hattar, 25,...
  • Italian monks stocked up conclave with Belgian-style beer

    Italian monks stocked up conclave with Belgian-style beer
    On the day a group of cardinals convened to vote on a new pope following Benedict XVI's resignation, a monastery of Benedictine monks blogged about delivering cases of their housemade beer to the conclave. They delivered the cases to the Vatican Monday,...
  • Cardinal George heads to Rome to elect new pope

    Cardinal George heads to Rome to elect new pope
    As he prepared to rush to Rome ahead of a snowstorm at home, Chicago's Cardinal Francis George said Monday that the next pope should have insight about how the Vatican operates and the ability to lead a global church. "You're talking about governance...
  • Live video chat today with 'Vatican Diaries' author John Thavis

    Live video chat today with 'Vatican Diaries' author John Thavis
    Join us for a live video chat with John Thavis, who reported from...
  • Vatican cleric, two others arrested for alleged corruption

    ROME -- A senior accountant in the Vatican’s finance department, an Italian intelligence agent and a banker were arrested Friday on suspicion of trying to smuggle the equivalent of $26 million into Italy in a private jet as part of a tax-dodging...