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  • Castro Publishes Article Dismissing Deathbed Rumors

    Castro Publishes Article Dismissing Deathbed Rumors
    Havana -- Cuba has stepped up efforts to douse speculation over the health of its former leader Fidel Castro by publishing an article under his name in state-run media in which he scoffs at recent rumors and those who circulated them. The article,...
  • New pope, new questions

    New pope, new questions
    When in Rome, the excitement swirling around the election of Pope Francis was contagious, even for those who weren't church-going Roman Catholics. My job was to convey that Eternal City-wide fervor to folks back home through stories, videos, live Webcasts...
  • Cardinals to meet Monday to prepare conclave

    Cardinals to meet Monday to prepare conclave
    The college of cardinals will get off to a late start Monday when they assemble for the first time to prepare for the next conclave, Chicago's Cardinal Francis George told reporters today. George had expected the meetings to begin the day after Pope...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • News of the Weird: Brothels for the Disabled

    News of the Weird: Brothels for the Disabled
    A Verizon risk team, looking for data breaches on a client's computers, discovered that one company software developer was basically idle for many months, yet remained productive — because he had outsourced his projects to a Chinese software...
  • Religion in Rome

    Religion in Rome
    Travel guides? Check. Passport? Check. Chicago baseball cap? Check. So went the preparations of a Chicago religion reporter on her way back to Rome for a papal transition. After spending last week searching for Chicagoans also traveling to the Eternal...
  • 'A huge moment' awaits Cardinal George in Rome

    'A huge moment' awaits Cardinal George in Rome
    Chicago's Cardinal Francis George said on Sunday there should be no rush to convene the conclave that elects a successor to Pope Benedict XVI because the days leading up to the election are when cardinals can learn the most about the candidates. Once...
  • New pope: Chicago reacts with hope and joy

    New pope: Chicago reacts with hope and joy
    From Catholic parishes to university common rooms to the streets outside parochial schools, Chicagoans celebrated the selection of Argentinean Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as the new pope and pondered how his diverse background might impact their...
  • 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...
  • Local Argentinian community reacts to pope selection

    Spanish-speaking Catholics celebrated across the region Wednesday as they came to terms with the fact that Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina had been selected as the first Latin American pontiff. Bergoglio, 76, is the first non-European pope,...