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  • St. Francis fetes its graduates

    St. Francis fetes its graduates
    One hundred and sixty-four young men from the St. Francis High School Class of 2014 graduated on Saturday on the school's Foothill Boulevard campus. Fr. Matthew Elshoff, OFM Cap., the Provincial of the Western American Province of the Capuchin...
  • Pope denounces 'wastefulness' in Easter address

    Pope denounces 'wastefulness' in Easter address
    Pope Francis, in his Easter address before a huge crowd, on Sunday denounced the "immense wastefulness" in the world while many go hungry and called for an end to conflicts in Syria, Ukraine and Africa. "We ask you, Lord Jesus, to put an end to all...
  • The Week in Pictures | May 19 – 25, 2014

     
    Each week we bring you the very best of visual journalism. We begin in New York, where the National 9/11 Flag is carried by firefighters to the 9/11 Memorial Museum in ceremonies marking its official opening. The flag was flying from a building near the...
  • John Paul II and John XXIII canonized as saints

    Reporting From Vatican City -- Pope Francis proclaimed sainthood Sunday for two former pontiffs, John Paul II and John XXIII, markingĀ  the first time in theĀ  church’s long history that two ex-popes have been canonized at the same time. Hundreds of...
  • Late Friday UPDATE: Multi-sport high school results

    Baseball 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...
  • Vatican to debate teachings on divorce, birth control, gay unions

    Contraception, cohabitation, divorce, remarriage and same-sex unions: They're issues that pain and puzzle Roman Catholics who want to be true to both their church and themselves. Now those issues are about to be put up for debate by their leader, a...
  • Pope John XXIII modernized Catholicism on road to sainthood

    Pope John XXIII modernized Catholicism on road to sainthood
    For a pope who was elected when he was 76 and served for just five years, John XXIII has nevertheless come to be seen as one of the most influential popes of the 20th century. Viewed as a mere stopgap when he was elected in 1958 in the wake of the 20-...
  • Chicago celebrates two popes proclaimed as saints

    Chicago celebrates two popes proclaimed as saints
    A Sunday evening Mass at Holy Name Cathedral capped roughly 24 hours of celebration across the Chicago Archdiocese over the historic elevation of two popes to sainthood. Unable to travel to Rome for the canonization of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII,...
  • Vatican panel on sexual abuse meets, plans to tackle church coverups

    Vatican panel on sexual abuse meets, plans to tackle church coverups
    Members of a commission on sexual abuse created by Pope Francis said Saturday that they intended to design “clear and effective protocols” to protect children from abusive priests. The group, which includes experts on the issue and victims...
  • Canonization of predecessors provides another boost for Pope Francis

    Canonization of predecessors provides another boost for Pope Francis
    Pope Francis proclaimed sainthood Sunday for a pair of former pontiffs, John Paul II and John XXIII, thrilling multitudes who gathered in St. Peter’s Square and nearby to witness the unprecedented double canonization. It marked the first time in...
  • Russell Crowe goes to see Pope Francis, but not in private

    Russell Crowe goes to see Pope Francis, but not in private
    "Noah" star Russell Crowe and a few of the filmmakers behind the upcoming movie epic made it to Vatican City on Thursday for Pope Francis' weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square. It wasn't a private meeting with the pope, and apparently a...
  • Shaping a response to Russia will be a high-stakes test for Obama

    Shaping a response to Russia will be a high-stakes test for Obama
    WASHINGTON — Planned as a springtime tour with a modest itinerary — affording time to chat with the pope, admire the Rembrandts and take in the Colosseum — President Obama's weeklong trip to Europe instead has become a high-stakes test...