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  • Pope Francis declares Jesuit priest Peter Faber a saint

    Pope Francis declares Jesuit priest Peter Faber a saint
    The Vatican announced today that Pope Francis has bypassed the normal procedures for canonization and named an early member of his own order as a saint, according to the National Catholic Reporter.  Fr. Peter Faber (Pierre Favre), the newly named saint,...
  • 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...
  • Live video chat today with 'Vatican Diaries' author John Thavis

    Live video chat today with 'Vatican Diaries' author John Thavis
    Join us for a live video chat with John Thavis, who reported from...
  • Carlo Maria Martini dies at 85; liberal Italian cardinal

    Carlo Maria Martini dies at 85; liberal Italian cardinal
    Italian Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, a rare and often outspoken liberal within the highly conservative Catholic Church hierarchy who was nevertheless often mentioned as a candidate for pope, died Friday. He was 85. Martini, a Jesuit and former...
  • Vatican becomes patron of arts again

    Vatican becomes patron of arts again
    VATICAN CITY -- Centuries after it helped kick-start Western art, the Vatican is seeking to break back into the art world with its first-ever pavilion at the prestigious Venice Biennale. The display includes a very modern mix of photography and...
  • Catholic group petitions Mahony not to attend papal conclave

     
    The group, Catholics United, collected nearly 10,000 signatures making "a simple request" that the retired archbishop of Los Angeles to not participate in the process, because of the priest abuse scandals that happened under his watch, said Chris...
  • Mahony to be questioned about abuse before voting on new pope

     
    Before Cardinal Roger M. Mahony boards a plane for Rome to help elect the next pope, he will be questioned under oath about his handling of clergy sex abuse cases. A judge cleared the way Friday for a Feb. 23......
  • Pew finds Catholics hope next pope allows priests to marry

     
    As the pontificate of Benedict XVI winds down, many American Catholics express a desire for change, according to a new survey report by the Pew Research Center. For example, most Catholics say it would be good if the next pope allows priests to marry. And...
  • New pope: Latinos overjoyed with selection of Argentine

     
    When the Rev. Marco Ortiz saw the name of the new pope flash across the TV, he whispered to himself: "Wow." The selection of Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina to lead the Roman Catholic Church, Ortiz realized, ushered in an......
  • 'A huge moment' awaits Cardinal George in Rome

    'A huge moment' awaits Cardinal George in Rome
    Chicago's Cardinal Francis George said on Sunday there should be no rush to convene the conclave that elects a successor to Pope Benedict XVI because the days leading up to the election are when cardinals can learn the most about the candidates. Once...
  • Cardinal George heads to Rome to elect new pope

    Cardinal George heads to Rome to elect new pope
    As he prepared to rush to Rome ahead of a snowstorm at home, Chicago's Cardinal Francis George said Monday that the next pope should have insight about how the Vatican operates and the ability to lead a global church. "You're talking about governance...