| May 27, 2011
| 5:46 PM
Pope Benedict (Ex-Vee-Eye) evicted a group of monks from a 500 year old monastery in Rome after they staged a concert featuring a lap dancer turned nun.
When news reached the supreme pontiff, Benny blew his top.
The Monastery of the Holy Cross in...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 4:43 AM
Pope Benedict XVI has named two Chicago priests to serve as auxiliary bishops in the Archdiocese of Chicago.
The Rev. Andrew Wypych, pastor of St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church, and the Rev. Alberto Rojas, pastor of Good Shepherd Catholic Church, will...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 2:53 PM
Another reason for my mother to get on Twitter.
It was an historic day for the Catholic church, as Pope Benedict XVI sent his first tweet to the world through the Vatican's Twitter account. It was an announcement of a new Vatacin information portal,...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 3:22 PM
The pope has posted his first message beside the cute li'l bluebird of Twitter.
Benedict's inaugural tweet reads: "Dear Friends, I just launched News.va. Praised be our Lord Jesus Christ!," the message read. "With my prayers and blessings, Benedictus...
| Sep 25, 2011
| 8:02 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Tucked between treatises on algae and prehistoric turquoise beads, the study on page 460 of a long-ago issue of the U.S. journal Science drew little attention.
"I don't think there were any newspaper articles about it or anything...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 8:07 AM
The leader of the Catholic Church in Indianapolis retires after 14 years of service.
According to the Vatican Press Office's daily bulletin, Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of Archbishop Daniel Buechlein.
The archbishop suffered a...
| Aug 23, 2011
Pope Benedict XVI recently sent his first tweet. Using an iPad.
Before this monumental event, the leader of the Catholic Church had been interacting with his followers via speeches, written by hand and sometimes composed entirely in Latin. But apparently...
| Nov 27, 2011
| 1:05 AM
Is the Vatican joining the Occupy Wall Street movement?
Well, not quite. But last month the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Peace and Justice did issue a document whose themes echo some Occupy Wall Street slogans, including its condemnation of...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 5:23 PM
FORT WAYNE -- A priest at Fort Wayne's St. Joseph Catholic Church-Hessen Cassel has been removed from his post after an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor.
Diocesan officials confirmed Tuesday that the Rev. Thomas C. Lombardi, 62, had been...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 7:41 AM
Actors, directors and producers love tossing around the most overused word in Hollywood, "organic," to describe how naturally a project progressed.
Yet few people are less slickly Hollywood than chef Lidia Bastianich on the least Hollywood network, PBS....
| Dec 20, 2011
| 5:24 PM
In 2006, Jake Finkbonner was almost killed by a flesh-eating bacteria. Doctors thought he would not make it. But he did make it. Now Pope Benedict XVI has decreed Jake's survival a miracle, according to the Bellingham Herald.
Jake, who is now a sixth-...
| 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...