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  • Pope retires: Will not move to Florida

     
    Since the tradition, at least for the past 600 years, is for Roman Catholic popes to work 'til they die, Pope Benedict's decision to retire at 85 raises the question: Where do popes go when they retire? Alessandro Speciale of Religion News Service has the...
  • Pew finds Catholics hope next pope allows priests to marry

     
    As the pontificate of Benedict XVI winds down, many American Catholics express a desire for change, according to a new survey report by the Pew Research Center. For example, most Catholics say it would be good if the next pope allows priests to marry. And...
  • Is Pope Benedict XVI setting precedent for…the Mormons?

     
    The Salt Lake Tribune religion reporter Peggy Fletcher Stack writes that Pope Benedicts' decision to retire, rather than die in office, has Mormons talking about whether that could happen to the leaderĀ of the Latter-Day Saints? With the resignation of...
  • New pope: Francis opens new era for Latin American Catholics

     
    Catholic experts said the selection of Francis was a brilliant choice that recognized the locus of the global church has shifted from Europe to the Southern Hemisphere. The selection of Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina to lead the Roman Catholic......
  • New Pope: Locals approve name choice after St. Francis of Assisi

     
    Standing on a sidewalk on Pacific Boulevard in Huntington Park selling rosaries, prayer cards and other religious items for her order, Sister Guadalupe Pablo celebrated the new pope -- and his chosen name....
  • Vatican conclave 2013 elects new pope

     
    Steeped in tradition and pageantry, the ceremonies that will produce a new pope officially began Tuesday morning when 115 Roman Catholic cardinals celebrated Mass in the majestic St. Peter’s Basilica....
  • In West Hollywood, Pope Francis' stand on gays is unimpressive

     
    For Giancarlo Urey, a 29-year-old lawyer who spent the day in West Hollywood when Pope Francis was named to the papacy, the new leader's anti-gay stance is not a good sign. Like his predecessor in the Vatican, Francis is equally......
  • New pope: Los Angeles faithful eagerly await word

     
    As white smoke poured out of the Sistine Chapel Wednesday morning, Catholics in Southern California were pleased to hear they had a new pontiff....
  • Cardinal Mahony tweets request for prayers before papal conclave

     
    Integrating 21st century technology into a nearly 2,000-year tradition, Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony took to Twitter and his blog Tuesday to ask for prayers as he and 114 other cardinals begin the selection of the next pope. “Last tweet......
  • New pope could revitalize Catholic Church, L.A. parishioners say

     
    Attendees of the mass held at Cathedral of our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles said they were were uplifted by the idea that Pope Francis could bring widespread change to the church....
  • Pictures in the News | March 11, 2013

     
    Monday's Pictures in the News begins in Italy, where cardinals are set to enter the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI after he became the first pope in 600 years to resign from the role. The conclave is scheduled to start on Tuesday,...
  • Trial of Pope Benedict XVI's butler begins at Vatican

     
    VATICAN CITY -- The sensational trial of the self-proclaimed whistle-blowing butler of Pope Benedict XVI for allegedly stealing confidential documents from the papal apartments began Saturday in a small courtroom within the Vatican walls. Paolo Gabriele,...