| Mar 14, 2013
| 4:54 AM
VATICAN CITY (AP) — On the streets in Buenos Aires, the stories about the cardinal who has become the first pope from the Americas often include a very ordinary backdrop: The city bus during rush hour.
Tales are traded about chatting with...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 10:52 AM
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...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 5:46 AM
VATICAN CITY (AP) — At gatherings of Latin American bishops, then-Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio was often a star speaker about economic inequities in a profit-driven world. He also has used the forums to warn fellow church leaders about drifting from...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 9:50 PM
I've run into more than my fair share of actors, singers and athletes over the years. You would think I would be able to handle the pressure of saying "hello."
My latest celeb fail was a couple of weeks ago at Cubs spring training in Mesa,...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 3:29 PM
Satirical examinations of fear, experienced by an accountant-actor and young students confronting the consequences of sin, are on stage this month at Bay Theatre in two works by playwright Christopher Durang.
The fears are revealed in Durang's one-act...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 12:14 AM
Pope Benedict XVI’s short eight-year papacy came to end last week, making him the first pontiff in nearly 600 years to willingly walk away from his position as Holy See.
The spiritual leader to nearly 1.2 billion Roman Catholics worldwide, Benedict...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 5:36 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Conventional wisdom holds that no one from the United States could be elected pope, that the superpower has more than enough worldly influence without an American in the seat of St. Peter.
But after Pope Benedict XVI's...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 12:51 PM
Chicago's Cardinal Francis George said on Sunday there should be no rush to convene the conclave that elects a successor to Pope Benedict XVI because the days leading up to the election are when cardinals can learn the most about the candidates.
| Feb 18, 2013
Chicago's Cardinal Francis George said Sunday there should be no rush to convene the conclave that will elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI because the days leading up to the election are when cardinals can learn the most about the candidates.
| Feb 22, 2013
Fifteen years to the day that he became a prince of the Roman Catholic Church, Chicago's Cardinal Francis George said he wouldn't rule out the possibility of a fellow American becoming pope.
During and after a lecture at Loyola University Chicago School...
| Feb 26, 2013
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...