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When Archbishop Jose Gomez stripped his predecessor, Cardinal Roger Mahony, of public duties for mishandling clergy sex abuse cases, a church spokesman said the retired prelate's life would remain largely the same with one exception: confirmations. No...
ROME -- The Vatican became the home of two living popes Thursday when former pontiff Benedict XVI took up residence in a house in the city-state’s garden. The unprecedented cohabitation with his successor, Pope Francis, began when Benedict arrived...
When in Rome, the excitement swirling around the election of Pope Francis was contagious, even for those who weren't church-going Roman Catholics. My job was to convey that Eternal City-wide fervor to folks back home through stories, videos, live Webcasts...
Contributing WriterSome predicted the meeting between newly-elected Pope Francis I and his predecessor, Benedict XVI, would be awkward. After all, the Roman Catholic Church hasn’t had a pope resign in 600 years. What would the two men say to each other? Would Benedict...
Stations of the 'L': Catholic Chicagoan crisscrosses city on trains and reflects on Christ's journey to the crossThere's nothing extraordinary about Aidan Gillespie's daily commute on the No. 50 bus down Damen Avenue. Perhaps that's why the Roman Catholic schoolteacher chose the train Tuesday for a more spiritual journey. Setting out before dawn, Gillespie, 25,...
ROME -- Pope Francis has backed the Vatican’s doctrinal crackdown on a major group of American nuns, reasserting the Roman Catholic Church's conservative approach to various social issues in a move that could cool the warm reception he has...
ROME -- Pope Francis launched a long-awaited cleanup of the Vatican by announcing a task force Saturday made up of eight high-ranking cardinals, including one American, who will determine how best to reform the much-criticized Curia, or Vatican...
— Chris Kerzich of Bedford Park had moved to Washington to enter politics when former Pope Benedict XVI came to the nation's capital and inspired him to pursue public service of a different kind. The Rev. James Wallace of Winnetka heard the call...
Tags: Christianity, Roman Catholicism, Seminaries, The Pope, Elections
Many American Roman Catholics would like to see their church change. In mid-March, the Pew Research Center delivered this poll: 76% of U.S. Catholics countenance birth control; 59% want women as priests; 64% think priests should be allowed to marry. We'...
Orlando Opinionators - Orlando SentinelBenedict XVI begins to consider his legacy as pope while the cardinals prepare for their conclave in which the next pope will be chosen. As the conclave considers its future leader the question remains: will they choose a pope from the Southern Hemisphere...
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...
Tags: Roman Catholicism, Christianity, Travel, The Pope, Francis I
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