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  • Pope Francis' diversity push isn't necessarily a 'liberal' move

    On Sunday, Pope Francis named 20 new members of the College of Cardinals, 15 of who are under 80 and eligible to take part in the next papal election. As he did with his first batch of appointments to the college, Francis chose several bishops and archbishops from the developing world and bypassed the archbishops of sees in Europe and the United States that traditionally are headed by a cardinal. 
  • A good prelate, a good man

       When the president of All Hallows College in Ireland saw the regal man on the framed canvas, he knew the portrait buried in a Dublin basement should head home to Chicago. The painting of Patrick Feehan, Chicago's first Roman Catholic archbishop,...

    Catholics surprised by Benedict's resignation

    Catholics surprised by Benedict's resignation
    Crystal Sewell knows what she wants to see in the next pope: a combination of the last two. "I'm a conservative soul," the 29-year-old Reservoir Hill woman said Monday after the midday Mass at St. Alphonsus Church in downtown Baltimore. "I feel like...

    'A huge moment' awaits Cardinal George in Rome

    'A huge moment' awaits Cardinal George in Rome
    Chicago's Cardinal Francis George said on Sunday there should be no rush to convene the conclave that elects a successor to Pope Benedict XVI because the days leading up to the election are when cardinals can learn the most about the candidates. Once...

    Cardinals to meet Monday to prepare conclave

    The college of cardinals will get off to a late start Monday when they assemble for the first time to prepare for the next conclave, Chicago's Cardinal Francis George told reporters today. George had expected the meetings to begin the day after Pope...