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Five years ago I wrote an op-ed column for The Times about Pope Benedict XVI’s partiality for ornate vestments and miters (the double-pointed hats sported not only by the pope but also by other bishops in the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches)....
— Entering the conclave to select the next pope, the 115 cardinal electors of the Roman Catholic Church faced two challenges last week. First, they had to choose a direction for the church, then find a man who could steer the course. Despite...
For the first time in history, the Roman Catholic Church has a pope from the New World, but liberal American Catholics should not expect Pope Francis to stray far from the old theology. Some things are excitingly different about this new pontiff. On...
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis urged princes, presidents, sheiks and thousands of ordinary people gathered for his installation Mass on Tuesday to protect the environment, the weakest and the poorest, mapping out a clear focus of his priorities as...
This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.VATICAN CITY -- Tens of thousands of pilgrims Sunday greeted Pope Francis on his first scheduled appearance before the general public, shouting their acclaim in St. Peter’s Square as the pope gave the first Angelus blessing of his pontificate....
For Catholics across the north and west suburbs, there was much to be excited about last week with the selection of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio as the church's new pope, Francis I. About 60 faculty, staff and students gathered around a TV in a resident...
Tags: Argentina, Roman Catholicism, The Pope, Francis I, Rome (Italy)
Hero Complex - movies, comics, pop culture - Los Angeles TimesCOMMENTARY Arnold Schwarzenegger's recent decision to return as executive editor of Muscle & Fitness and Flex magazines makes one thing ......
Newly elected Pope Francis represents change in many respects. He is the first pope from the New World (and the first from outside of Europe in 1,200 years), the first Jesuit and the first Francis. But for American Catholics, who in poll after poll in...
ROME -- A senior Vatican official called Cardinal Roger Mahony's participation in the selection of the next pope "troubling," but said there was no formal procedure to stop the retired Los Angeles archbishop from attending the conclave next month. The...
VATICAN CITY -- Spectacular views of Rome, stands of palm and magnolia trees, the Sistine Chapel close by -- these are the amenities awaiting the first pope to step down in more than 600 years after he moves into his retirement home this spring. A week...
Tags: The Pope, Rome (Italy), John Paul II, Vatican City, Vatican City
Last week, Republicans chose fresh-faced, boy-next-door Sen. Marco Rubio, R-FL, to respond to President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address. Pope Benedict XVI resigned at 86 -- the first Pope to quit since 1415 -- and an asteroid passed within 17,...
The Roman Catholic Church is at the most perplexing time in it's storied, at times sordid, history. For the first time in more than 600 years, a pope has chosen to retire, due mostly to deteriorating health issues. Is that truly the most prominent...
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