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  • Dutch priest who lived in Syria for decades is slain at home

    BEIRUT -- A Dutch priest who lived in Syria for almost five decades and refused to evacuate this year from the rebel-held Old City area of Homs was shot and killed at his residence early Monday, according to official accounts. Father Frans Van der...
  • John M. Crisp: The pope hoes a long, uphill row

    I like Pope Francis, too, though I won't be thoroughly smitten by him until he changes his mind on celibacy, contraception and equality for women in the church. Still, he seems like a good man, and his humility and modesty appear to be having a healthy...
  • Atlanta's Catholic archbishop apologizes for his $2.2-million mansion

    The Roman Catholic archbishop of Atlanta demolished a ranch home that had been donated to the church by Joseph Mitchell, whose aunt Margaret Mitchell wrote "Gone With The Wind," and spent $2.2 million of the bequest to build himself a Tudor-style mansion....
  • Pope Francis asks victims of clerical sex abuse for forgiveness

    Pope Francis asks victims of clerical sex abuse for forgiveness
    ROME -- Pope Francis on Friday made his first public plea for forgiveness on behalf of priests who have abused children. “I feel compelled to personally take on all the evil which some priests -- quite a few in number, [although] obviously not...
  • '60 Minutes' studies Pope Francis' first year

    '60 Minutes' studies Pope Francis' first year
    CBS' "60 Minutes" will devote two segments this weekend to Pope Francis' first year in his world-changing role. President Barack Obama and Francis' closest friends discuss the pontiff for the report at 7 p.m. Sunday on WKMG-Channel 6. Scott Pelley,...
  • Atlanta archbishop to move out, sell his new $2.2-million mansion

    A house built for $2.2 million by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta will be put up for sale — with proceeds to be spent on the local Catholic community — after some parishioners questioned why the mansion was ever erected, the...
  • At Nogales' steel border fence, bishops celebrate Mass for both sides

    At Nogales' steel border fence, bishops celebrate Mass for both sides
    NOGALES, Ariz.—It had been years since Maria Miranda of Tucson attended Catholic Mass with her son Jorge Lopez.  Tuesday they finally did. But they were separated by the U.S.-Mexico border fence in southern Arizona. "I'm just a couple of bars, a...
  • Catholic Reform Group Find Promise In Pope Francis

    HARTFORD — If he had been asked two years ago what the Roman Catholic Church needed, Voice of the Faithful President Mark Mullaney would have replied: a pope in the mold of reformer John XXIII. "John opened the windows, opened the doors, opened...
  • In Theory: Should churches take a position on fracking?

    In Theory: Should churches take a position on fracking?
    Having recently made legal claims to historical gas and mineral rights under vast tracts of British land, the Church of England has taken a position against those who oppose hydraulic fracturing, or fracking — the process of breaking up rock...
  • Pope apologizes for child sex abuse by Catholic priests

    VATICAN CITY Pope Francis said Friday that he felt responsible for the child sexual abuse scandals that have rocked the Catholic Church, and issued an unprecedented apology. "I feel compelled to personally take on all the evil which some priests, quite a...
  • EDITORIAL: Celebrating the good deeds in greater Williamsburg

    EDITORIAL: Celebrating the good deeds in greater Williamsburg
    Celebrating the good deeds of locals of all ages: Members of the Gypsy Good Sam Chapter camping group, with members from Lanexa and Toano, sold raffle tickets throughout 2013. Proceeds were donated to Williamsburg Salvation Army. The Guild at...
  • Photo-op: Obama meets the pope

    Photo-op: Obama meets the pope
    Thursday's meeting between Pope Francis and President Barack Obama holds great promise in a time of turmoil, though not necessarily in the ways some may hope. In anticipation of the meeting, everyone seems to want a piece of the pope. The head of the...