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  • Letter: U.S. presence missed at Vatican ceremony

    On Sunday, April 27, millions of viewers across the globe witnessed the momentous, historical occasion in Vatican City when Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII were canonized as saints by Pope Francis, with Pope Emeritus Benedict VI in attendance. Many...
  • Pope Francis declares two new saints, plays up Vatican II

    Pope Francis declares two new saints, plays up Vatican II
    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 elsewhere to witness the double canonization. It was the first time in the history of the...
  • 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...
  • St. Francis High football staying put in Mission League, Western Division

    St. Francis High football staying put in Mission League, Western Division
    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...
  • Remembering Lois Cross, who gave richly to the poor

    Remembering Lois Cross, who gave richly to the poor
    Lois Cross died the same week that Pope Francis made saints out of two former popes, which is fitting in a way. She wasn't a pope. She didn't perform any miracles. She just did things – little, routine things – to help the downtrodden and...
  • 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...
  • Years pass, but couple's commitment to skid row hasn't wavered

    Years pass, but couple's commitment to skid row hasn't wavered
    The draft dodger is 68. The ex-nun nears 80. But on a cold early morning in March, they have trundled to a street corner for their regular trip passing out donated pastries to men and women who sleep near the Los Angeles River and underneath its bridges....
  • Vatican defends its handling of abuse before a U.N. panel on torture

    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....
  • Football: Cathedral voted into Pac-5 league [Updated]

    The Catholic Athletic Association voted Tuesday to add Cathedral to a four-team league made up of Loyola, Bishop Amat and Gardena Serra for football only. Previously, Salesian was in the league but won an appeal, forcing the CAA to take another vote....
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • 'Bishop of bling' is out (for now); Pope Francis accepts resignation

    The cleric who became known as the "bishop of bling" has been removed from his ministry in Limburg, Germany, thanks to the conspicuously frugal Pope Francis. The Vatican has accepted Monsignor Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst's resignation, according to...