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  • Who will lead Chicago's Catholics?

    Who will lead Chicago's Catholics?
    As Cardinal Francis George battles cancer and prepares to step down as archbishop of Chicago, Roman Catholics are turning to the question of who will take his place. A great deal is at stake with this appointment. The next archbishop of Chicago will...
  • Pope Francis' popularity not bringing more into Catholic Church

    Pope Francis' popularity not bringing more into Catholic Church
    Pope Francis is one of the best-known religious figures in the world, but a new Pew Research poll seeking to quantify his popularity raises questions about the so-called Francis effect. The poll found an overwhelming embrace of Francis, who has been...
  • Cardinal regrets missing meeting with pope 'to report on Chicago'

    Cardinal regrets missing meeting with pope 'to report on Chicago'
    Cardinal Francis George’s decision to stay at home during the canonizations of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II means he also will miss a scheduled meeting with the current pontiff  "to report on Chicago and where we go next." The cardinal...
  • Crowds flood Vatican City for dual papal canonization

    Tens of thousands of pilgrims were gathering here Saturday in heady anticipation of Sunday’s dual canonization of two of the most influential popes of recent times, John Paul II and John XXIII. It will mark the first time in the long history of...
  • Pope Francis to canonize two pontiffs, recognize two visions

    Pope Francis to canonize two pontiffs, recognize two visions
    One helped revolutionize the church, becoming an enduring icon among progressive Roman Catholics who view religion as a vehicle for justice and peace. The other figured in a societal revolution outside the church, earning the adulation of...
  • Crazy in Michigan: Honey, you hired a hit man, but I still love you

    Forgiveness. It’s a characteristic in somewhat short supply these days. Just ask Anthony Weiner. Or San Diego Mayor Bob Filner. Or the Fullerton firefighter charged in the Huntington Beach mayhem. Or any DWP worker who has ever called in sick....
  • Boy with uncommon courage loses ‘halo’ bolted to his head, gains hope

     
    By Genaro Molina, Los Angeles Times In our line of work as photojournalists we might witness tragedy, triumph, joy and misery all in the same day. There has been no shortage of this in my 30-plus years in journalism. We are often in the front row to...
  • Obama highlights common ground with Pope Francis

    Obama highlights common ground with Pope Francis
    WASHINGTON — When a White House speechwriter turned in a draft of a major speech on economic policy this month, President Obama sent it back with an unusual instruction: Add a reference to the pope. The final version of the speech quoted...
  • Philadelphia abuzz over possible 2015 visit by Pope Francis

    Philadelphia abuzz over possible 2015 visit by Pope Francis
    Though the Vatican hasn't made an official announcement, news that Pope Francis may visit Philadelphia in 2015 has generated buzz among the Catholic community and city residents. Vatican officials told the National Catholic Reporter on Friday that...
  • Lou Reed Dies at 71

    Lou Reed, the singer-songwriter whose darkly poetic recordings as frontman for the Velvet Underground and as a solo artist provided indispensable blueprints for punk, glam, noise rock and nearly every identifiable strain of indie rock, died on October 27....
  • 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...
  • Venice Film Review: 'Walesa. Man of Hope'

    There's something fitting about Andrzej Wajda bringing Polish Solidarity leader Lech Walesa to life, just as it's proper that he subtitles the film "Man of Hope." For "Walesa. Man of Hope" is a natural companion piece to the great director's landmark "Man...