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  • Iraqi-born L.A. priest to head U.S. Syrian Catholic Church

     
    An Iraqi-born priest in Los Angeles has been named to head the Syrian Catholic Church in the United States, a small Eastern Rite sect affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church. The Vatican announced Monday that Pope Benedict XVI had appointed......
  • Married Catholic priests? Yes and (mostly) no

     
    It was a blow to Roman Catholic liberals when the Vatican announced last month that it would welcome, en masse, conservative Anglicans who share the pope's opposition to female clergy and traditional views about homosexuality. But there was a silver...
  • Woman breaks security, knocks down Pope Benedict at Christmas Eve Mass - video

     
    Here is raw video of the service and security agents rushing to the scene of the assault after a woman jumped from the Vatican crowd to knock down Pope Benedict XVI and another priest during the entry procession. The 82-year-old......
  • PETA to Pope Benedict XVI: Veganize the Vatican

     
    Taking a cue from Pope Benedict XVI's message for the Catholic Church's World Day of Peace, in which he calls for "a real change of outlook which will result in new life-styles" as a means to combat damage to the......
  • Italian museum defies pope over crucified frog

    Italian museum defies pope over crucified frog
    An Italian museum today defied Pope Benedict and refused to remove a modern art sculpture portraying a crucified green frog holding a beer mug and an egg that the Vatican had condemned as blasphemous. The board of the Museion museum in the northern...
  • 'Mr. Lonely'

    'Mr. Lonely'
    You could call Harmony Korine’s "Mr. Lonely" a comeback, but that would imply the return was anticipated, or that it heralds a return to form. I'm not sure either description applies. "Mr. Lonely" is just as unconventional, by Hollywood standards,...
  • The Siren's Call: What really happened to the Knights Templar?

    The Siren's Call: What really happened to the Knights Templar?
    The Templars were an elite taskforce -- consider them the Green Berets of the Middle Ages. They were known for their service to the pope, their fierce determination to wrest Jerusalem from the enemy, their great wealth and, like many groups, their...
  • Beyond the Trappings

    Beyond the Trappings
    It's hard to be an absolutist in the modern world—our society simply isn't set up for it. Boundless, diverse and brimming with energy, it's better at fostering a culture where anything goes than one obsessed with strict definitions of right and...
  • From the archives: Gorbachev Visits Pope, Vows Church Freedom

    VATICAN CITY -- Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev on Friday promised full religious freedom in the Soviet Union during a meeting with Pope John Paul II in which the two leaders also agreed to restore formal diplomatic relations between the Holy See...