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  • Vatican: Tobin appointed Archbishop of Indianapolis

    Vatican: Tobin appointed Archbishop of Indianapolis
    Pope Benedict XVI has named a new Archbishop to the ArchdioceseĀ 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 transfers Vatican official who backed US nuns

    Pope transfers Vatican official who backed US nuns
    VATICAN CITY (AP) — On Thursday Pope Benedict XVI transferred a high-ranking Holy See official to Indianapolis for ruffling feathers at the Vatican by openly seeking to mend its frayed ties with U.S. nuns. Archbishop Joseph Tobin, an American...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • Castro scoffs at death rumors: 'I don't even remember what a headache is'

    Castro scoffs at death rumors: 'I don't even remember what a headache is'
    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, published on the...
  • 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,...
  • God Squad: Finding God's voice in the storm

    From MG: I'm writing quickly as Hurricane Sandy approaches Long Island. The lights are flickering, but I am smiling. When you read this, hopefully I'll be able to make coffee and toast again. Right now, I'm praying for no loss of life. That is my only...
  • Pope's Ex-Butler Gets 18 Months for Leaking Papers

    Pope's Ex-Butler Gets 18 Months for Leaking Papers
    ROME -- 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....
  • Vatican Denies Cardinal Involved in Documents Leak

    Vatican Denies Cardinal Involved in Documents Leak
    Rome -- Pope Benedict XVI's spokesman denied Monday that a cardinal or a woman were being investigated alongside the pope's butler on suspicion of leaking confidential documents. "I firmly deny the reports of a cardinal being also involved in the...
  • Cardinal George exposed in 'Vatileaks' scandal

    Cardinal George exposed in 'Vatileaks' scandal
    Reams of private Vatican correspondence published in a new Italian best-seller reportedly include a plea by Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George, urging the Vatican to halt an award to Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn for abolishing the death penalty....
  • Book: Cardinal tried to block Catholic honor for Quinn

    Book: Cardinal tried to block Catholic honor for Quinn
    An Italian best-seller that has touched off a scandal in the Vatican reportedly contains a plea from Cardinal George, urging the Vatican to halt an award to Governor Pat Quinn for abolishing the death penalty. The book is Your Holiness: The Secret Papers...
  • Nuns on the run -- and on the bus

    Don't look now, but the pope and his posse of bishops are on the warpath. The Vatican and American bishops are out to squash those they consider the greatest threat to the authority of the almighty Catholic Church. And who is their target? Not Catholic...