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  • Legionaries Of Christ Says It Accepts Pope's Decision To Reform Order

    The Vatican's decision to assume leadership of the scandal-plagued Legionaries of Christ won acceptance Sunday from the order, but one of the men who has accused its founder of sexually abusing seminarians called for an independent inquiry into the...
  • Austria Feels Sense of Betrayal by Native Son

    VIENNA — For years in his Austrian homeland the tabloid papers affectionately referred to California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger as "Our Arnie." On Tuesday, after he refused to pardon convicted murderer Stanley Tookie Williams, a headline on the...
  • A pontiff of the people

    A pontiff of the people
    Pope John Paul II, the world-traveling, working-class pontiff who stood up to the Soviet bloc and won the allegiance of tens of millions, died Saturday in Vatican City. He was 84. "We all feel like orphans this evening," Undersecretary of State Archbishop...
  • White smoke, joy and burdens

    Predictions about new popes can prove as vaporous as the white smoke that announces their elections. For openers, they have no set term of office, no defined time over which they will be judged: Pope John Paul II led the world's 1.1 billion Roman...
  • Last Benedict a peacemaker

    Pope Benedict XVI has not yet said why he chose the name, but some theologians speculated Tuesday that he may have been more inspired by the famous monk St. Benedict than by previous pontiffs with that moniker. While a cardinal, Joseph Ratzinger cited...
  • Selection of odds-on favorite has Internet bookies smiling

    When Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was elected pope, he was hardly the only winner. Thousands worldwide placed bets on him through the Web--and an inspired few hundred even correctly guessed he would take the name Benedict. Among a handful of Internet-...
  • News greeted with roar, delight

    The smoke that slipped horizontally from the stovepipe atop the Sistine Chapel was almost identical in color and consistency to the gray clouds that scudded along behind it Tuesday evening. And for more than 10 minutes the crowd in St. Peter's Square did...
  • Toughest task: Following John Paul

    Of all the options before the cardinals, of all the hues and styles and ages and life stories gathered in the Sistine Chapel, the man they finally chose Tuesday to lead the Roman Catholic Church was the one man they could not ignore: the man in the room...
  • Cheers are subdued for native son

    Church bells rang in celebration of a native son's rise to power in the Vatican, but many Germans gave the new pontiff less than ringing endorsements. Even in these Bavarian foothills, the heavily Catholic homeland of the former Cardinal Joseph...
  • Devout child aspired to the collar very early

    The man considered by many to be the second-most powerful figure in the Roman Catholic Church for more than two decades was usually able to walk the streets of Rome unrecognized, occasionally approached by tourists who figured the round-faced fellow in...
  • Walking in shadow of John Paul

    Of all the options before the cardinals, of all the hues and styles and ages and life stories that gathered in the Sistine Chapel, the man they turned to today to lead the Roman Catholic Church was the one man they could not ignore: The man in the room...
  • Rejoicing, reservations greet new pontiff's election

    After days spent guessing who would lead them through the dawn of the 21st Century, the world's Roman Catholics today welcomed the successor to John Paul II with a mix of elation and reservation. From the neighborhood parishes of Chicago and its...