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  • Pope Francis' none-too-subtle Vatican 'dress code'

    Vaticanologists — the Catholic version of Kremlinologists — are journalists and scholars who scrutinize even the most trivial actions for clues to the thinking of the pope. A subset of this group (in which I include myself) pays special...
  • Pope Francis visits Bethlehem, calls for Mideast settlement

    Pope Francis visits Bethlehem, calls for Mideast settlement
    Pope Francis arrived Sunday in the place where Christianity began and said that the time had come to put an end to the “increasingly unacceptable” conflict between Israelis and Palestinians in the Holy Land. “For the good of all, there...
  • Pope Francis calls on Israel, Palestinians to back two-state solution

    Pope Francis calls on Israel, Palestinians to back two-state solution
    On a day bookended by visits to the sites of Jesus' birth and death, Pope Francis on Sunday called on Palestinians and Israelis to recognize that "there is simply no other way" than a two-state solution for them to coexist peacefully after decades of...
  • In Israel, Pope Francis says there is 'no other way' but peace

    Landing in Israel on his whistle-stop tour of the Holy Land, Pope Francis declared Sunday that “there is simply no other way” besides a two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians to live in peace in this violence-racked region. The...
  • Number of married Catholic priests may grow

    More married men may be serving as Catholic priests in the U.S. and Canada soon, but not because Pope Francis is about to relax the requirement that Latin Rite priests be celibate. Last week the North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological...
  • Archdiocese of Chicago to ordain 12 priests this weekend

    Archdiocese of Chicago to ordain 12 priests this weekend
    Cardinal Francis George will ordain 12 new priests this weekend, the Archdiocese of Chicago announced Monday morning, including five men from the Chicago area. The archdiocese said the new priests will serve in parishes in Chicago, Blue Island,...
  • Satanists anger Harvard's Catholics with plans for 'black mass'

    Satanists anger Harvard's Catholics with plans for 'black mass'
    No sympathy for the devil, indeed: Harvard and Boston-area Catholics are in an uproar over an independent student group's plans to hold a Satanist ceremony Monday evening as part of an ongoing series of events exploring other cultures. The Boston...
  • The devil goes up to Harvard, and Catholics complain

    The devil goes up to Harvard, and Catholics complain
    Should Harvard University have tried to stop a campus group from celebrating (or “reenacting”) a satanic “black Mass” scheduled for Monday evening in the basement of  the university’s Memorial Hall? I don’t think so,...
  • First redistribute Vatican wealth

    I have great respect for the humility displayed by Pope Francis, but in his latest call for the "legitimate" redistribution of wealth, he has it backward. Instead of taking more money from those who have earned it, he should advocate for creating new...
  • Archdiocese to ordain new deacons on Sunday

    Archdiocese to ordain new deacons on Sunday
    The Archdiocese of Chicago will add seven permanent deacons to its ranks Sunday at a service officiated by Cardinal Francis George. Another deacon was ordained last weekend. The eight new deacons, seven from suburban parishes and one from Chicago,...
  • Praying for peace isn't enough

    Pope Francis has the answer to the cause of the endless strife in the Middle East: It's the devil. ("Pope Francis prays for peace with Israeli, Palestinian leaders," June 8) Who knew? If we could only find him and stop "the evil one" from messing up the...
  • Pope Francis balances visits to Jewish, Muslim sites in Jerusalem

    A day after he threw his moral weight behind the establishment of a Palestinian state, Pope Francis paid tribute Monday at the grave of Theodor Herzl, the man whose dream of a Jewish homeland led to the creation of modern-day Israel. It was a finely...