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  • Don't by fooled by pope's latest move: Carnival time is over

    Don't by fooled by pope's latest move: Carnival time <em>is</em> over
    For all its fascination with Pope Francis, the secular media haven’t paid much attention to a papal appointment that has stirred up the Catholic blogosphere. The no-frills pope has “confirmed” (reappointed) Msgr. Guido Marini as Master of Pontifical Liturgical Ceremonies. Marini is the bespectacled priest who attends the pope at Masses and other rites.
  • Obama: Religious intolerance has 'no place in our society'

    Obama: Religious intolerance has 'no place in our society'
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama on Monday called on Americans to stand up against religious bigotry as he offered his support to the families of those killed in shootings at two Jewish community centers in the Kansas City area. “Nobody should have...

    Pope Francis asks victims of clerical sex abuse for forgiveness

    Pope Francis asks victims of clerical sex abuse for forgiveness
    ROME -- Pope Francis on Friday made his first public plea for forgiveness on behalf of priests who have abused children. “I feel compelled to personally take on all the evil which some priests -- quite a few in number, [although] obviously not...

    Dutch priest who lived in Syria for decades is slain at home

    Dutch priest who lived in Syria for decades is slain at home
    BEIRUT -- A Dutch priest who lived in Syria for almost five decades and refused to evacuate this year from the rebel-held Old City area of Homs was shot and killed at his residence early Monday, according to official accounts. Father Frans Van der...

    Pope Francis opts to keep scandal-plagued Vatican bank alive

    Pope Francis opts to keep scandal-plagued Vatican bank alive
    ROME -- Pope Francis has given his backing to the Vatican’s scandal-ridden bank, Vatican officials said Monday, quashing months of speculation that he might close it down as part of wide-ranging reforms at the Holy See. In a statement, the Vatican...