| Feb 15, 2014
| 1:31 PM
A trio of talented singers will take the stage early next month when the Williamsburg Symphonia presents "Opera Highlights" at 8 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, March 3-4, in the Kimball Theatre on Merchants Square.
Bass Branch Fields, soprano Audrey Luna and...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 2:51 AM
(Repeats story first published on Feb. 9, text unchanged)
* Ganswein is ex-pope's aide and head of Francis's household
* Two popes communicate, talk, consult, Ganswein says
* Benedict spends days writing, reading, praying, playing
| Feb 9, 2014
| 12:30 PM
A sense of humor is the last thing one expects in a dour German drama about the dangers of fanatical Catholicism, but thankfully helmer Dietrich Brueggemann and his sister Anna inject a touch of deliberate silliness into their script for "Stations of...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 2:11 PM
Though the Vatican hasn't made an official announcement, news that Pope Francis may visit Philadelphia in 2015 has generated buzz among the Catholic community and city residents.
Vatican officials told the National Catholic Reporter on Friday that...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 7:49 AM
* Legionaries of Christ say late founder Maciel "immoral"
* Apologise to his "many victims" for abuse they denied
* Once a Vatican favourite, order now seeks new direction
By Philip Pullella
ROME, Feb 6 (Reuters) - A disgraced Catholic religious order...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 7:18 PM
People recognized St. Jeanne Jugan by the begging basket she carried while walking down the roads of Brittany, in northwest France, in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
Going from door to door, Jugan would ask people for money, gifts —...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 9:20 AM
There’s a whiff of publicity stunt about Esquire magazine’s decision to name Pope Francis its “Best Dressed Man of 2013.” But the magazine’s editors are pretty astute in recognizing that the pope’s “black shoes...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 3:59 PM
JERUSALEM--Pope Francis will visit the Middle East in May, he announced Sunday to believers gathered at St. Peter’s Square in Rome.
"In the climate of joy typical of this Christmas period, I would like to announce that from May 24 to 26, God...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 10:50 AM
LONDON — Just nine months into his pontificate, Time magazine has named Pope Francis its Person of the Year, reflecting the energy and the new, overwhelmingly positive image that the former Argentinean archbishop has brought to the scandal-weary...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 8:00 AM
A day after Pope Francis bluntly said the Roman Catholic Church must place its teachings on abortion, contraception and homosexuality into a broader context, Chicago's Cardinal Francis George issued a brief statement that some interpreted as his way of...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 12:53 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — In recent years, many American bishops have drawn a harder line with parishioners on what could be considered truly Roman Catholic, adopting a more aggressive style of correction and telling abortion rights supporters to stay away...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 6:48 AM
Two Harvard experts on religion dissect the latest remarks by Pope Francis:
Pope Francis made headlines again this week. In an interview with the editor of the leading Jesuit journal in Rome, the Pope criticized the Catholic Church's focus on "abortion,...