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In one of his first acts since his return from Rome for the election of a new pope, Cardinal Francis George took another spiritual journey, this time to a suburban synagogue. As Jews and Christians prepare for Passover and Holy Week, respectively, George...
ROME - "SILENZIO!" says the sign just past the massive bronze doors marking the entrance to St. Mary and the Martyrs Catholic Church in Rome, one of the two or three most important churches in Christian history. The sign reminds all that this is a house...
Tags: Vatican City, Sculpture, Roman Catholicism, Benedict XVI, Arts
“Just for the information of your readers, the new pontiff, Francis, took the name after the patron saint of animals, St. Francis of Assisi.” — Hagerstown “This is to all the conservatives who keep making the argument that more...
Channel Guide MagazineEaster 2013 is Sunday, March 31. Here are some of the notable new and returning shows, specials and movies airing over the next week to help you and your family enjoy the Easter 2013 season, if you celebrate. All times are Eastern; programming is...
The eighth grade students at St. Joan of Arc School participated in a Conclave web chat with William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore, on March 11. St. Joan of Arc School was one of 17 Catholic elementary schools invited to participate. Archbishop Lori...
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...
Years ago, I accompanied James Cardinal Hickey, then the archbishop of Washington, to St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia, where then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was to give a lecture. After his lecture and after fielding questions from his...
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...
Roncalli fifth-graders were watching TV with a group of Presentation Sisters when the new pope greeted the world Wednesday afternoon. Before the name of the pontiff was announced, both groups quietly watched a large-screen TV in the Sisters' dining...
Tags: Rome (Italy), The Pope, Francis I
Staff WriterLocal church officials and residents reacted with a sense of optimism Wednesday to the election of Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina to lead the Roman Catholic Church. Bergoglio was elected pope a little more than one month after his predecessor, Pope...
— Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina was elected pope of the Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday, a surprise choice that underscored the changing nature of Catholicism and the deep challenges facing the church. Bergoglio, 76, chose the papal name...
Jorge Bergoglio, the son of Italian immigrants born in Buenos Aires, doesn't fit the image of a high and mighty churchman in charge of an empire of more than 1 billion people. He's a humble man and, at 76, not young. Until quite recently, he rode the...
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