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  • Does the Pope quit in the woods?

    The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI raises a great many questions as the pontiff heads into retirement. To wit: -- When Benny goes to cash his papal pension check, will the Vatican Bank require two forms of I.D.? -- If he lifts the Sweet'N Low...
  • The second pope

    The wire services routinely refer to Benedict XVI, now the pope emeritus, as the first pontiff to abdicate in modern times. But few of the news stories go into the classic example of a papal abdication, and explain just who this earlier pope was, and...
  • Popes John Paul II, John XXIII to be canonized together in April

    LONDON – The pope who tried to modernize the Roman Catholic Church and the one who directed its moral force against godless communism will be officially declared saints next April, the Vatican announced Monday. John XXIII and John Paul II are to...
  • Magazine says NSA spied on Vatican; U.S. denies it

    ROME -- The U.S. National Security Agency may have spied on the future Pope Francis in the run-up to his election in March, an Italian magazine reported Wednesday. The NSA strongly denied the report. Without citing sources, Panorama magazine said the...
  • Pope Francis calls for decentralized Catholic Church in manifesto

    Pope Francis calls for decentralized Catholic Church in manifesto
    ROME — Eight months into his headline-grabbing papacy, Pope Francis issued a wide-ranging manifesto Tuesday in which he sharply criticizes the excesses of capitalism and says he wants a decentralized Roman Catholic Church that is "bruised, hurting...
  • Pope Francis is Time's Person of the Year; Vatican is not surprised

    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...
  • Lessons in leadership from Pope Francis

    Lessons in leadership from Pope Francis
    America has an ample number of leaders, in the workplace and in politics. But unfortunately, what many of these leaders are actually doing is "leadIng." You'll note the capital "I." That's not a typo. We have politicians who don't so much govern as...
  • 'Nervous' mafia could target Pope Francis, prosecutor warns

    Pope Francis' campaign against corruption in the Catholic Church has made Italy's most dangerous mafia organization "nervous," which could make the prelate a target, a leading Italian prosecutor warned Thursday. The pope's vow to clean up church...
  • Another Possible Miracle Under Review In Cause To Make Knights' Founder A Saint

    Another Possible Miracle Under Review In Cause To Make Knights' Founder A Saint
    Connecticut has seen its share of certifiable sinners but, in the eyes of the Roman Catholic Church, no officially recognized saint. At least, not yet. However, the cause to canonize Knights of Columbus founder Father Michael J. McGivney is being...
  • Pope Francis, Esquire's 'Best Dressed Man of 2013'

    Pope Francis, Esquire's 'Best Dressed Man of 2013'
    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...
  • Pope Francis announces May pilgrimage to Holy Land

    Pope Francis announces May pilgrimage to Holy Land
    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...
  • Pondering the Pope with 'Vatican Diaries' author John Thavis

    Pondering the Pope with 'Vatican Diaries' author John Thavis
    Why is Pope Benedict XVI quitting? And who might replace him? Those are two of the questions we put to John Thavis, who spent more than three decades covering the Vatican for the Catholic News Service. He peels back the veil of the Vatican in his book...