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  • 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...
  • '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...
  • Cardinal responds to pope's message: 'We can all profit'

    Cardinal responds to pope's message: 'We can all profit'
    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...
  • Pope Francis calls abortion a product of a 'throwaway culture'

    ROME --  After expressing frustration with the Roman Catholic Church’s focus on hot-button doctrinal issues, Pope Francis launched a stinging attack on abortion Friday, calling it the product of a “throwaway culture.” “Every baby...
  • No bull: Pope Francis in his own words

     
    Excerpts below from: Pope Francisco writes to La Repubblica: "An open dialogue with non-believers" (Sept. 4, 2013) Encyclical letter Lumen Feidei of the Supreme Pontiff Francis to the bishops, priests, deacons, consecrated persons and the lay faithful. On...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...