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BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — Pilgrims and locals celebrated Christmas Day on Tuesday in the ancient Bethlehem church built over the site where tradition holds Jesus was born, candles illuminating the sacred site and the joyous sound of prayer filling...
Associated PressBenedict XVI, the pope known for his hefty volumes of theology and lengthy encyclicals, is now trying brevity — spreading the faith through his own Twitter account. The pontiff will tweet in eight languages starting Dec. 12 using his personal...
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is digging in after gay marriage initiatives scored big wins this week in the U.S. and Europe, vowing to never stop insisting that marriage can only be between a man and a woman. In a front-page article in Saturday's...
From MG: I'm writing quickly as Hurricane Sandy approaches Long Island. The lights are flickering, but I am smiling. When you read this, hopefully I'll be able to make coffee and toast again. Right now, I'm praying for no loss of life. That is my only...
VATICAN CITY (AP) — On Thursday Pope Benedict XVI transferred a high-ranking Holy See official to Indianapolis for ruffling feathers at the Vatican by openly seeking to mend its frayed ties with U.S. nuns. Archbishop Joseph Tobin, an American...
Bill PressDon't look now, but the pope and his posse of bishops are on the warpath. The Vatican and American bishops are out to squash those they consider the greatest threat to the authority of the almighty Catholic Church. And who is their target? Not Catholic...
Bill PressWhen it comes to certain political issues, there's no group more vocal today than the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. They are quick to speak out. And they make sure you know where they stand. No doubt about it. On abortion, Catholic bishops are...
ROME (Reuters) - Pope Benedict preached a message of unity as he opened Holy Week celebrations on Palm Sunday before tens of thousands of faithful packed into St Peter's Square. Just back from a six-day visit to Mexico andCuba, the 84-year-old pontiff on...
Tags: Easter, Religious Festivals, Vatican City, Cuba, The Pope
When Pope Benedict XVI visits Cuba on Monday, the trip will be held up as a milestone in tolerance and religious freedom there. But last weekend, Cuban police arrested 80 dissidents, including leaders of the protest group Ladies in White. Most were...
Even as he prepared in Rome for the weekend ceremony that will elevate him to cardinal, Baltimore Archbishop Edwin F. O'Brien vigorously lobbied for political issues important to the Roman Catholic Church — a hallmark of his five-year stint here....
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Baltimore's archdiocese, the oldest in the nation, can once again claim one of the highest-ranking members of the Roman Catholic Church as its leader. Archbishop Edwin F. O'Brien, leader of the archdiocese since 2007, was named a cardinal Friday by...
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