| Mar 8, 2014
| 2:47 AM
“To depict the pope as a sort of superman, a sort of star, seems offensive to me.” — That was the main pullout quote in a Reuters interview last week.
What has emerged so far in the course of his papacy is an exquisitely defined...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 8:28 PM
An upbeat Cardinal Francis George said Saturday that receiving chemotherapy may at times interrupt his public schedule but that he expects to continue making appearances and leading services during his cancer treatment.
The comments come a day after the...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 4:12 AM
Reporting From Vatican City -- Pope Francis proclaimed sainthood Sunday for two former pontiffs, John Paul II and John XXIII, marking the first time in the church’s long history that two ex-popes have been canonized at the same time.
| Mar 14, 2014
| 3:04 PM
In one of those peculiar ironies of our self-involvement in the aftermath of the Russian invasion of Crimea, it is the moral authority of the United States that is evidently in play. "U.S. Lacks Moral Authority to Criticize Russia for Intervening in...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 4:46 AM
Cardinal Francis George has been hospitalized with "flu-like symptoms" after doctors discovered during a routine checkup last week that he was dehydrated, according to a spokeswoman for the Archdiocese of Chicago.
George was taken to Loyola University...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 8:34 AM
Here’s the pickle: The biggest Broadway hit of the new century celebrates (yay!) and mocks (uh-oh) your religion.
What’s a latter-day church to do?
If the show was “The Book of Mormon” and you were The Church of Jesus Christ of...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 3:02 PM
DAMASCUS, Syria – President Bashar Assad made a symbolic Easter visit Sunday to the heavily damaged town of Maaloula, a Christian landmark enclave recaptured from Islamist rebels last week by government forces.
The president’s visit,...
| May 5, 2014
| 12:07 PM
The United Nations on Monday linked the sexual abuse of children by Roman Catholic priests to torture, stepping up its criticism of the Holy See and, according to one activist group, potentially opening the way to a new wave of lawsuits.
Members of a U....
| Apr 30, 2014
| 3:46 PM
LONG BEACH — On a morning in which the St. Francis High football team could have been moved into one of two different leagues and what most consider up three divisions, the Golden Knights instead found their position within the Mission League not...
| May 2, 2014
| 9:02 PM
Western Branch 6, Bethel 3
King William 4, West Point 1
Lafayette 5, Jamestown 3, 8 innings
Cox 9, Bayside 2
Kempsville 20, Norview 1
Great Bridge 8, Indian River 2
Lake Taylor 12, Norcom 2
King’s Fork 6, Lakeland 5
Salem 2, Princess Anne 1...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 1:32 PM
Pope Francis resolutely condemned the use of chemical weapons in a message to his nearly 3 million Twitter followers on Tuesday, but has made it clear in recent days that he opposes military retaliation against Syria for the government's alleged use of...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 4:15 AM
The Vatican announced this morning that Pope Francis has named a new auxiliary bishop for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Miami.
The new auxiliary bishop is Monsignor Peter Baldacchino, who has been serving as chancellor of the Mission of Turks and...