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  • Pope Francis offers a small olive branch to those of little faith

     
    Here’s what I believe: If there’s an afterlife with a gatekeeper, that gatekeeper won't be concerned with what you thought, but with what you did. Were you kind? Were you generous? Were you loyal? Were you honest? Were you fair?......
  • What's in a name? A lot when a pope chooses it

    Habemus Papam! We have a pope! That was the word, or rather the words, from St. Peter's Basilica on Wednesday, and it wasn't just a worldwide church that had awaited the news, but the world itself. And the news was good, as in the Good News. For...
  • A breath of fresh air from the Vatican

    A few words on the new pope. Since ascending to the papacy in March, the former Jorge Mario Bergoglio has managed to surprise and impress the religious and irreligious alike by living a brand of faith seldom seen on the public stage. Pope Francis insists...
  • Reality check on Pope Francis

     
    The Age (Australia) reports: Dissident priest Greg Reynolds has been both defrocked and excommunicated over his support for women priests and gay (marriage) - the first person ever excommunicated in Melbourne, he believes. The order comes direct from...
  • 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...
  • Catholic Church in El Salvador shuts down rights and legal office

    Catholic Church in El Salvador shuts down rights and legal office
    MEXICO CITY — The Roman Catholic Church in El Salvador has abruptly closed its important human rights and legal aid office, which for years, and sometimes at great risk, denounced and investigated the most egregious atrocities surrounding that...
  • Seeking new home, at least 94 Eritreans die as boat sinks off Italy

    Seeking new home, at least 94 Eritreans die as boat sinks off Italy
    ROME -- The Eritreans were seeking a new life in Europe, with about 500 of them crowded aboard a 66-foot boat crossing the Mediterranean. Instead, the vessel caught fire and capsized Thursday, in one of the worst disasters seen on a route sailed by...
  • Pope Francis appeals to world leaders to avoid 'futile' Syria strike

    Pope Francis appeals to world leaders to avoid 'futile' Syria strike
    As world leaders gathered Thursday for a G-20 summit in Russia, Pope Francis urged them to pursue a negotiated end to Syria’s civil war and abandon the “futile pursuit of a military solution.” “It is regrettable that, from the...
  • State GOP convention exposes intraparty rifts

    The contours of the 2014 race for governor sharpened Saturday as two Republicans vying to unseat incumbent Jerry Brown staked out positions that exposed rifts within the party as it tries to reverse two decades of decline in California. Assemblyman...
  • Does Chicago 'value' anti-Catholic gimmicks?

     Does Chicago 'value' anti-Catholic gimmicks?
    Just as I was thinking about getting a great, thick, juicy burger — but one without any condiments that mock the sacred Christian sacrament of Holy Communion — a truly weird thing happened: A fried chicken sandwich came to mind. Yes, I...
  • Could it be Satan? Scalia says yes.

    Could it be Satan? Scalia says yes.
    Justice Antonin Scalia sat for a revealing interview with New York Magazine that is being variously described as “weird,” “bizarro” and proof that Scalia is a terrible man. A lot of what Scalia has to say won’t come as a...
  • 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...