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  • FAQ about the Catholic Church

    How can the pope claim to be always right? He can't, and doesn't. As the head of the worldwide church, his opinions carry strong authority. But only when he delivers a pronouncement ex cathedra -- from the chair of Peter, believed to be the first pope --...
  • 'Reflections on the Revolution in Europe' by Christopher Caldwell

    'Reflections on the Revolution in Europe' by Christopher Caldwell
    When an author with Christopher Caldwell's impeccable conservative credentials glosses Edmund Burke in his book's title, it's a safe bet that he's engaged a question whose implications he believes are absolutely fundamental. Burke's great masterpiece...
  • Lourdes, France, through the centuries

    1844: Bernarde-Marie, called Bernadette, daughter of Fran├žois and Louise Soubirous, is born at Boly Mill near Lourdes in southwestern France. 1854: Pope Pius IX proclaims that the Virgin Mary was conceived without original sin. In Lourdes, Bernadette...
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  • Laura Bush: U.S. relations 'on the mend'

     
    by Mark Silva Heading into Paris, where U.S.-Franco relations have been frayed by the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq and other issues, First Lady Laura Bush asserted somewhat confidently: "I think it's on the mend.'' President Bush delivers an address there......
  • Swamp Sunrise

     
    Good morning. Here are a few Washington events of note for Friday, June 13. President Bush is meeting with Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican. The Labor Department is releasing the Consumer Price Index for May. The Council on......
  • Bush, Benedict: Memories made of this

     
    by Mark Silva In case you're still wondering about that Father's Day gift - and if that picture-frame seems a bit worn out - consider the gifts that President Bush and the Holy Father exchanged in the privacy of the......
  • Obama meeting Pope, Vatican says

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama, who will leave town on the July Fourth weekend for a summit of the Group of Eight in Italy and a quick trip to Ghana, will drop in on Pope Benedict XVI, Reuters is......
  • Kennedy's succession wish: Appointment

     
    by Mark Silva Here's a poignant note from an ailing senator who has served for nearly five decades: Asking that lawmakers back home reconsider, and expedite, their means of replacing him. Sen. Edward Kennedy, the Massachusetts senator first elected in.......
  • Married Catholic priests? Yes and (mostly) no

     
    It was a blow to Roman Catholic liberals when the Vatican announced last month that it would welcome, en masse, conservative Anglicans who share the pope's opposition to female clergy and traditional views about homosexuality. But there was a silver...
  • Woman breaks security, knocks down Pope Benedict at Christmas Eve Mass - video

     
    Here is raw video of the service and security agents rushing to the scene of the assault after a woman jumped from the Vatican crowd to knock down Pope Benedict XVI and another priest during the entry procession. The 82-year-old......