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  • Pope Francis targets the mob with excommunication

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Thursday, June 26: The families that make up the crime syndicates known as the Mafia may believe they're above civil law, but they got a rude awakening last week from a key spiritual...
  • Pope cancels Rome hospital visit at last minute

    Pope cancels Rome hospital visit at last minute
    Pope Francis canceled a visit to a Rome hospital at the last minute on Friday because of what the Vatican called a "sudden indisposition". The Vatican gave no immediate details about what was ailing the 77-year-old Argentine pontiff, who has canceled...
  • Vatican: Many Catholics ignore teachings on sex

    Vatican: Many Catholics ignore teachings on sex
    The Vatican conceded Thursday that most Catholics reject its teachings on sex and contraception as intrusive and irrelevant and officials pledged not to "close our eyes to anything" when it opens a two-year debate on some of the thorniest issues facing...
  • 'Last Confession' takes earnest look at reform, power struggle

     'Last Confession' takes earnest look at reform, power struggle
    David Suchet, best known for his television portrayal of Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot, plays another canny scrutinizer of nefarious human behavior in Roger Crane's "The Last Confession," a straightforward political drama sexing itself up as a...
  • Cardinal celebrates parish centennial ahead of bishops meeting

    Cardinal celebrates parish centennial ahead of bishops meeting
    Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George said Sunday he has submitted a report on the state of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago to the U.S. papal adviser, one more required step in the search for his successor. Speaking outside St. Ladislaus...
  • State Supreme Court Justice presides over same-sex wedding

    State Supreme Court Justice presides over same-sex wedding
    Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke, a Roman Catholic who has clashed with Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George, has presided over two gay weddings this year, including a double wedding last week. The double ceremony, held at Keith House in...
  • Hey, Pope Francis: Some people would rather raise pets than children

    Hey, Pope Francis: Some people would rather raise pets than children
    When Pope Francis urged married couples not to substitute raising pets for having children — or risk growing old in solitude “with the bitterness of loneliness” — all I could think was: Get this man a pet. We’d have to...
  • Italy's Singing Nun, Sister Cristina Scuccia, Wins 'The Voice Of Italy'

    ROME - Italy's singing nun, Sister Cristina Scuccia, is the winner of "The Voice of Italy," after becoming a global sensation starting in March when her rendition of Alicia Keys' "No One" in the talent show's blind audition got more than 50 million hits...
  • Singing nun Sister Cristina Scuccia wins Italian 'Voice'

    Move over, Pope Francis. There's a new Catholic rock star in town.  On Thursday, Sister Cristina Scuccia, a 25-year-old Sicilian nun, clinched victory in "The Voice of Italy" with a spirited performance of "What a Feeling," the catchy theme from...
  • Lawmakers ask S.F. archbishop not to attend anti-gay marriage rally

    Lawmakers ask S.F. archbishop not to attend anti-gay marriage rally
    San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone has made no secret of his stance on same-sex marriage. As chair of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops subcommittee for the promotion and defense of marriage, he backed an amendment to the U....
  • Research confirms Philadelphia-born prelate was Jewish

    PHILADELPHIA Score a big hit and a tip of the yarmulke for persistent sleuthing to Mary O'Connor Ward-Donegan, 87, of Ridley Park, the youngest sister of Cardinal John J. O'Connor, the dynamic former Catholic archbishop of New York. Ward-Donegan used the...
  • 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...