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  • A hybrid popemobile? Vatican says maybe

     
    How well do red shoes go with a green car? The Vatican may soon find out, according to spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi, who told the Associated Press that a hybrid, energy-saving Mercedes-Benz vehicle could replace the current popemobile. Perhaps.......
  • Pope may get a hybrid popemobile, Vatican says

     
    Papal concerns about excessive consumerism and climate change might have more oomph if delivered from an eco-friendly car. By the end of the year or early next year, the current popemobile could be replaced by a hybrid, energy-saving Mercedes-Benz for...
  • EGYPT: Eyewitness claims train attacker did not target Copts, state media say

     
    An off-duty police officer who killed one Copt and wounded five others on board a train Tuesday didn't intentionally target Christians, Egypt's state news agency quoted an eyewitness as saying. "The attacker boarded the train with his face to the......
  • The devil's in the details of Discovery's 'The Exorcism Files'

     
    As if there aren't enough reality shows on TV capable of scaring the bejeezus out of people, there's another one coming that's intended to do just that. Discovery Channel, through a rare pact with the Vatican, plans to air a......
  • Close encounters of the Catholic kind

     
    Semi-serious question of the day: Does the pope's astronomer (yes, there is such a job) watch "Futurama"? The British newspaper The Daily Telegraph reports that Dr. Guy Consolmagno, the Vatican's senior scientist, has no problem with the notion of...
  • Shroud o' tourin': Scots unveil first papal-visit plaid

     
    Clerical garb can be so ... drab, right? What those old-fashioned color-blocked robes need is a snap of traditional Scottish plaid. We know that was almost certainly not the motivation behind Thursday's unveiling of the first tartan created to...
  • A tacit endorsement of a downsized papacy

     
    There's irony in the decision of the Vatican to fight lawsuits stemming from the allegations of sexual abuse of minors by clergy. In resisting the claims of victims from the United States, the Holy See is arguing that local bishops are not Vatican...
  • A cardinal qualification

     
    Pope Benedict XVI continues to apologize for the abuse of minors by Catholic clergy, saying Friday: "We too insistently beg forgiveness from God and from the persons involved, while promising to do everything possible to ensure that such abuse will...
  • Book review: 'Anne Boleyn' by G.W. Bernard

    Book review: 'Anne Boleyn' by G.W. Bernard
    Anne Boleyn Fatal Attractions G.W. Bernard Yale University Press: 238 pp., $30 This is a disturbing book for the reader of Tudor history, as it carefully analyzes and then demolishes many of the statements that we are accustomed to taking as facts...
  • Book review: 'Absolute Monarchs'

    Book review: 'Absolute Monarchs'
    Absolute Monarchs A History of the Papacy John Julius Norwich Random House: 513 pp., $30 When preeminent British historian John Julius Norwich tells us in the introduction to his sweeping history of the Catholic papacy that his job is to give us "a...
  • Junipero Serra needs just one more miracle

    Junipero Serra needs just one more miracle
    In a basement at Old Mission Santa Barbara, a filing cabinet is thick with claims of miracles that didn't make the grade. A man falls off his horse and, thanks to Junipero Serra, he gets up unscathed. A woman visits Serra's tomb in Carmel and something...