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  • Can a new pope save the Catholic Church?

    Can a new pope save the Catholic Church?
    It's been a busy week. The Senate voted 78-22 to renew the Violence Against Women Act. Christopher Dorner, ex-cop turned cop killer, was finally tracked down near Big Bear, Calif. Leaders of the International Olympic Committee voted to drop wrestling from...
  • Cardinal George: Is there now such a sea change in Western culture that people can't believe?

    Cardinal George: Is there now such a sea change in Western culture that people can't believe?
    Cardinal Francis George of Chicago had gone through a long 16-hour day of meetings and travel, a day that began at 5 a.m., and it was just about 9 at night. He was tired, with one more meeting to go. But as he walked into the room for our interview late...
  • 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...
  • Memory of Bishop D'Arcy

    Memory of Bishop D'Arcy
    My fondest memory of the late Bishop John D’Arcy had nothing to do with the church even though it occurred within yards of the most famous church in the world.  For those of you lucky enough to have travelled to Rome with a visit to The Vatican as...
  • Media myopia in Rome

    WASHINGTON -- All things considered, I'd rather be in Rome. Isn't everyone? Tout le journalism monde has descended on Rome since Pope Benedict XVI's surprise retirement last month. The ensuing Vatican intrigue has been appropriately sumptuous: Was it the...
  • The Pope Retires

    The Pope Retires
    Pope Benedict XVI has unexpectedly resigned, citing “advanced age” as the reason. Benedict, who is 85 years old, is the first Pope to retire in nearly 600 years. He blamed his deteriorating body and mind for the decision, leading many to...
  • Local Catholics at loss for words at news of pope's resignation

    Local Catholics at loss for words at news of pope's resignation
    Pope Benedict XVI's unexpected resignation reverberated Monday from the Vatican to St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Chicago, where some parishioners trickling out of a morning Mass were at a loss for words. "I was shocked," said Errol Kunz, 65, a...
  • Local Argentinian community reacts to pope selection

    Spanish-speaking Catholics celebrated across the region Wednesday as they came to terms with the fact that Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina had been selected as the first Latin American pontiff. Bergoglio, 76, is the first non-European pope,...
  • O.C. abuzz with news about pope

    The news of a new pope reached Father Enrique Sera of St. Joachim Catholic Church in a 21st-century way. While in a prayer session with about 100 other people over the acquisition of the Crystal Cathedral, the Costa Mesa clergyman received a text message...
  • The Vatican knows how to put on a show

    The Vatican knows how to put on a show
    Since Pope Francis, seemingly a warm, likable man, began his papacy with a little self-deprecating joke about how the cardinals had to look "to the ends of the Earth" to find the new Bishop of Rome, it's reasonable to assume that the first non-European to...
  • 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...
  • Chan Lowe: The Pope retires

    Chan Lowe: The Pope retires
    Some thoughts from the cheap seats about the Pope’s abdication:   The former Cardinal Ratzinger accepted the heavy mantle of the Papacy with great reluctance. He reportedly prayed not to be chosen for the role, convinced he was inadequate for...