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  • Church re-energized under Pope Francis, Peninsula Catholics say

    Church re-energized under Pope Francis, Peninsula Catholics say
    For Alise Larder, the decision to become a Catholic is a long time coming. The Williamsburg resident, who was raised Baptist, said she started the formal process to become a Catholic about three years ago. However, before completing the process, she...
  • Pope Francis' focus on simplicity attracts fans

    While many local Catholics are praising Pope Francis' influence on the Church, the pope is receiving kudos from some non-Catholics as well. Some, like Brother Tim Luken, who runs a food pantry out of Olivet Christian Church in Denbigh, like that the pope...
  • How Pope Francis, tolerant but rigorous, is winning hearts and minds

    How Pope Francis, tolerant but rigorous, is winning hearts and minds
    Fifteen months ago, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio had chosen his room in a home for elderly Argentine priests. Like other Roman Catholic bishops who turn 75, he had submitted his retirement letter to the Vatican. Then another abdication upended his...
  • U.N. peace envoy criticizes Israeli Easter security in Jerusalem

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli police refused to let the U.N.'s peace envoy to the Middle East, other diplomats and a crowd of Palestinians pass through a barricade to attend a pre-Easter ritual in the Jerusalem church that Christians revere as the...
  • Pope Good Friday service underscores plight of the suffering

    Pope Good Friday service underscores plight of the suffering
    ROME (Reuters) - The plight of immigrants, the poor, the sick, the elderly, unemployed and prisoners dominated Pope Francis' Good Friday service at Rome's Colosseum as he led Catholics around the world in commemorating the day Jesus died. The pope, in...
  • Faith and Values: Spiritual and religious? The Easter possibility

    Sometimes people say, "I'm spiritual but not religious." This seems to open up a great divide between an affirmation of spiritual experience and a criticism that (institutional) religion has somehow failed to meet a spiritual need. Some who identify...
  • Christine M. Flowers: Priest's execution in Syria should be call to action

    In the hierarchy of saints, martyrs are on the highest rung of the celestial ladder, at least for me. While I love St. Bernadette with her story of mystical vision, it's St. Maria Goretti the child who surrendered her life to protect her purity who...
  • Church must be open to sick, homeless, pope says on Holy Thursday

    Church must be open to sick, homeless, pope says on Holy Thursday
    Pope Francis, starting four packed days culminating in Easter, said the Catholic Church must always be a refuge for the needy and later washed the feet of 12 disabled people at a traditional Holy Thursday ceremony. In the morning, Francis, who...
  • Don't by fooled by pope's latest move: Carnival time is over

    For all its fascination with Pope Francis, the secular media haven’t paid much attention to a papal appointment that has stirred up the Catholic blogosphere. The no-frills pope has “confirmed” (reappointed) Msgr. Guido Marini as Master...
  • Pope struggles to keep fellow Latin Americans in Catholic fold: Poll

    SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Despite a high-profile first year as the head of the Vatican, Pope Francis has not been able to stem the tide of fellow Latin Americans turning away from Catholicism and toward Evangelicalism, or secularism in more prosperous...
  • Bishop of Palm Beach diocese blesses oils for the coming year

    Bishop of Palm Beach diocese blesses oils for the coming year
    Bishop Gerald Barbarito urged the priests of the Diocese of Palm Beach to follow the example of Pope Francis and live a modest, unpretentious life during the annual Chrism Mass on Tuesday at St. Ignatius Loyola Cathedral. The priests, sitting together in...
  • Priest reinstated at Lakeview parish after allegation investigated

    Priest reinstated at Lakeview parish after allegation investigated
    A priest has been reinstated to a parish in the Lakeview neighborhood after an investigation concluded that an allegation of sexual misconduct against him "was unfounded," according to the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago. The Rev. Michael W. O'Connell...