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  • Allentown Catholic Diocese sets events to mark sainthood of popes

    If you can't be in Rome for Sunday's canonizations of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII, don't fret. It's going to be bedlam, and you'd probably end up watching on a Jumbotron miles away from St. Peter's Square. Besides, two priests of the Diocese of...
  • Jews hail new papal saints who revolutionized ties with Catholics

    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The late Popes John XXIII and John Paul II, who will be made saints on Sunday, did so much to end two millennia of Catholic anti-Semitism that a Jewish human rights group calls them "heroes to the Jewish people". Both pontiffs...
  • Historic canonization of two popes brings joy and controversy

    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Two giants of Roman Catholicism in the 20th century will become saints on Sunday at an unprecedented twin canonization that has aroused both joy and controversy in the 1.2 billion member Church. Pope John XXIII, who reigned...
  • William Shakespeare: Five unconventional movie adaptations

    William Shakespeare: Five unconventional movie adaptations
    William Shakespeare, whose 450th birthday is being celebrated around the world Wednesday, never seems to go out of vogue for movie directors eager to put their own spin on his classic texts.  Most of Shakespeare's plays have been adapted for the big...
  • Nation and world news briefs

    NATION WASHINGTON Victims of child pornography whose images of sexual abuse have circulated on the Internet may claim damages from every person caught with illegal images, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. But justices rejected the idea that a single...
  • Papal canonizations expected to draw up to 1 million to Rome

    ROME The joint sanctification of popes John Paul II and John XXIII is expected to draw up to 1 million pilgrims and tourists to Rome this weekend, authorities said Wednesday. John Paul II, born in Poland as Karol Wojtyla, led the Catholic Church from...
  • More than 1,100 migrants intercepted off Italy in 48 hours

    ROME The Italian navy said Tuesday that it picked up 1,149 migrants in the southern Mediterranean over the previous 48 hours, as Rome issued a fresh appeal for more help from the European Union. Italian patrol boats intercepted 828 people on Sunday and...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Willimantic Orchestra Spring Concert

    On Sunday May 4 at 3 p.m., the Willimantic Orchestra, under the direction of David Vaughan, will present its final concert for the season titled: And the Trumpets Shall Sound! at Shafer Auditorium, Eastern Connecticut State University, at the corner of...
  • 'The Amazing Race' recap: 'Donkeylicious'

    Episode 8 of the All-Star season sent the six remaining teams from Rome to the Italian countryside. It was a fine, fine episode, with plenty of decicious eye candy, fun tasks and, finally, some inter-team crankiness. The teams have been so very kind...
  • An Allentown church plans a saintly display

    An Allentown church plans a saintly display
    As Christians around the world celebrate Easter — the faith's most important holiday, marking the resurrection of Christ — Catholics are looking ahead a week to another joyous event. Next Sunday, two of the most popular and influential popes...
  • Stanislas Wawrinka beats Roger Federer for Monte Carlo Masters title

    MONACO-- Stanislas Wawrinka won the Monte Carlo Masters for the first time Sunday, rallying to beat Roger Federer, 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2, in a rare all-Swiss final. The Australian Open champion had lost his previous two Masters finals and looked like losing...