| Dec 23, 2011
Cardinal John P. Foley, a priest who rose from working-class roots in Philadelphia to become the Vatican's longtime spokesman on Roman Catholic social teachings, has died. He was 76.
Foley was perhaps best known to American audiences as host for 25 years...
| Dec 24, 2011
| 1:44 PM
Pope Benedict XVI decried the increasing commercialization of Christmas as he celebrated Christmas Eve Mass on Saturday night, urging the faithful to look beyond the holiday’s “superficial glitter” to discover its true meaning.
| Jan 6, 2012
The words, somber and undeniably true, hit the screen: "The Vatican did not endorse this film nor aid in its completion." No, the Holy See apparently is waiting to back an exorcism movie that's a little less hilariously lame.
"The Devil Inside" joins a...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 6:35 PM
Preparing to submit his mandatory letter of resignation to the pope, Cardinal Francis George named a new chief operating officer for the archdiocese on Tuesday, and announced other key changes to local governance.
The Rev. Peter Snieg will become...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 4:48 PM
The pope's former butler, Paolo Gabriele, was convicted Saturday of aggravated theft for leaking confidential papal documents and sentenced to 18 months in prison.
He was also ordered to pay the costs of the trial at the Vatican City courthouse.
| Oct 6, 2012
| 6:40 PM
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - A Vatican court convicted Pope Benedict's former butler of stealing sensitive documents and sentenced him to 18 months detention on Saturday, at the end of one of the most sensational trials in the recent history of the Holy See....
| Oct 14, 2012
Right now, you're probably thinking the Tony for Vice President campaign is dead in the water.
True, there have been setbacks. The biased, elitist, smarty-pants news media, which claims to be so interested in the "issues," has ignored the bold initiative...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 6:04 AM
VATICAN CITY (AP) — On Thursday Pope Benedict XVI transferred a high-ranking Holy See official to Indianapolis for ruffling feathers at the Vatican by openly seeking to mend its frayed ties with U.S. nuns.
Archbishop Joseph Tobin, an American...
| Oct 20, 2012
| 1:42 PM
No baseball fans loved their guy more than Cardinal Nation loved Albert Pujols this time last year. But one October later, he has become the civic punch line.
While Cardinal-for-life Stan Musial is treated like the pope in Vatican City, Pujols...
| Oct 21, 2012
| 8:17 AM
VATICAN CITY -- Sunday was a big day for Catholics in North America. Thousands of miles away in Rome, Pope Benedict XVI named 17th century Mohawk Kateri Tekakwitha the first Native American saint.
Another newly named saint is Marianne Cope, a German-born...
| Apr 29, 2012
| 10:42 PM
As soon as Cesare Borgia’s nun lover was found murdered in Sunday night’s “Stray Dogs,” I just knew the cardinal and Showtime’s “The Borgias” were going to take viewers on a thrill ride.
And thanks to a superb...
| May 7, 2012
| 8:05 AM
Pope Benedict XVI has long been a classical music fan and in the next few weeks, he will take time out from his schedule to attend two classical concerts.
Riccardo Muti is set to lead a concert at the Vatican this week for the pope in honor of the...