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  • Mexico's president, first lady pray for peace at holy site

     
    President Felipe Calderon and First Lady Margarita Zavala on Sunday appeared at Mexico's most revered holy site for Roman Catholics, the Basilica of the Virgin of Guadalupe, and prayed for peace in a public display of devotion....
  • Saints and secrets from Byliner

     
    A new original offering from Byliner explores what it takes to become a saint -- and gets overtaken by the news....
  • Susan Sarandon calls pope a Nazi (not surprisingly, folks notice)

     
    Susan Sarandon called Pope Benedict XVI a Nazi at the Hamptons International Film Festival over the weekend. The ADL is asking Susan Sarandon to say she's sorry, while the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights has decided not to bother to ask for...
  • Benetton's new ad campaign: Can anything still shock us?

     
    Sure the Benetton clothing company has earned the ire of the Vatican, with its doctored photo of Pope Benedict XVI kissing a high-level Egyptian imam—on the lips....
  • Animal rights activist advocating vegetarianism in a lettuce gown is briefly held in Jordan

     
    AMMAN, Jordan — An animal rights activist caused a stir in Jordan's capital Sunday by covering herself in lettuce in a quirky attempt to persuade Middle Eastern meat lovers to go vegetarian. Crowds quickly gathered to gawk at the lettuce......
  • Second volume of Pope Benedict’s ‘Jesus’ series out in 2011

     
    Ignatius Press announced today that the second volume of Pope Benedict XVI's Jesus of Nazareth will be published in Spring 2011. The book is expected to focus on central questions of the Roman Catholic faith such as whether Jesus established the Church to...
  • Vatican to take legal action over Benetton ad featuring the pope

     
    The Vatican is taking legal action to prevent the circulation of Benetton ad. Benetton's latest campaign included a doctored image depicting Pope Benedict kissing a leading Muslim imam....
  • Are Pope Benedict’s new shoes a harbinger of Christian unity?

     
    Pope Benedict XVI has two fresh pairs of kicks to rock, thanks to a gift this week from an Italian cobbler. Adriano Stefanelli, 62, gave the pope a red pair and a white satin pair of shoes during a general audience. The white shoes are exactly the style...
  • Back to the future for the pope

     
    Pope Benedict XVI will celebrate important parts of the Mass in Latin during his forthcoming visit to Glasgow, Scotland. Like his preference for elaborate vestments, the pope's partiality to Latin is a signal that he is, as they say in Catholic circles, a...
  • 'Dancing shrimp' are off the menu at Sacramento seafood restaurant after PETA raises objections

     
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A Sacramento restaurant agreed to stop serving live shrimp after an animal-rights group said the practice was cruel to the shellfish. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said the restaurant, Nishiki Sushi, suggested...
  • Shroud o' tourin': Scots unveil first papal-visit plaid

     
    Clerical garb can be so ... drab, right? What those old-fashioned color-blocked robes need is a snap of traditional Scottish plaid. We know that was almost certainly not the motivation behind Thursday's unveiling of the first tartan created to...
  • An inadvertent demotion for the queen

     
    A front-page headline with this photo of Queen Elizabeth II and Pope Benedict XVI reads, "Her Highness, His Holiness." It’s poetic and alliterative, but unfortunately, it’s also incorrect. As Times readers pointed out in e-mails this morning, the...