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  • 'The Daily Show' mocks gay marriage opponents around the globe

    'The Daily Show' mocks gay marriage opponents around the globe
    Given the rapidly evolving status of gay rights here in the U.S, where the Boy Scouts of America recently lifted a ban on gay youths and the Supreme Court prepares to rule on two same-sex marriage cases,  John Oliver decided it was time to check up on the...
  • Cardinal George celebrates hope, Advent

    Cardinal George celebrates hope, Advent
    After greeting hundreds of parishioners at Queen of All Saints Basilica with handshakes, blessings and a smile, Chicago's Cardinal Francis George told the Tribune he expects to complete chemotherapy by early January. But further tests will have to be...
  • Pope Benedict XVI Sends First Personal Tweet

    Pope Benedict XVI Sends First Personal Tweet
    The wait is over for Pope Benedict XVI's many Twitter followers, and they have been quick to respond to the much anticipated first tweet from his personal account Wednesday morning. Using the handle @Pontifex -- meaning "bridge builder" in Latin -- he...
  • 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...
  • Pope's ex-butler gets 18 months in prison for leaking confidential papers

    Pope's ex-butler gets 18 months in prison for leaking confidential papers
    The pope's former butler, Paolo Gabriele, was convicted Saturday of aggravated theft for leaking confidential papal documents and sentenced to 18 months in prison. He was also ordered to pay the costs of the trial at the Vatican City courthouse. The...
  • Ex-papal Butler Convicted, Sentenced To 18 Months

    Ex-papal Butler Convicted, Sentenced To 18 Months
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - A Vatican court convicted Pope Benedict's former butler of stealing sensitive documents and sentenced him to 18 months detention on Saturday, at the end of one of the most sensational trials in the recent history of the Holy See....
  • Vatican: Tobin appointed Archbishop of Indianapolis

    Vatican: Tobin appointed Archbishop of Indianapolis
    Pope Benedict XVI has named a new Archbishop to the Archdiocese of Indianapolis according to the Vatican's Press Office daily bulletin. Bishop Joseph William Tobin, C.SS.R will be announced as the new Archbishop of Indianapolis at a 10 a.m. press...
  • Pope Names First Native American Saint

    Pope Names First Native American Saint
    VATICAN CITY -- Sunday was a big day for Catholics in North America. Thousands of miles away in Rome, Pope Benedict XVI named 17th century Mohawk Kateri Tekakwitha the first Native American saint. Another newly named saint is Marianne Cope, a German-born...
  • 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...
  • 'Lily of the Mohawks' canonized first Native American saint; Ferndale family at ceremony

    'Lily of the Mohawks' canonized first Native American saint; Ferndale family at ceremony
    In the 17th century, she was known as “Lily of the Mohawks,” a Catholic convert scarred by smallpox and ostracized by her tribe but unshaken in her faith. After Sunday, she will be known as St. Catherine Tekakwitha, the first Native...
  • 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...