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  • Pope stokes flames ahead of US trip even as he ends problems

    When Pope Francis visits the United States this fall, he can expect the same rock-star adulation that greets him wherever he goes. But his positions on hot-button issues such as the death penalty and climate change could quickly set the stage for conflict. That may explain why Francis has been clearing the decks on a host of less high-profile matters of contention that could also have marred the visit.
  • Former Joliet bishop to preach at Cardinal George's funeral

    Former Joliet bishop to preach at Cardinal George's funeral
    Seattle Archbishop J. Peter Sartain, former leader of the Joliet Diocese, will return to the Chicago area this week to preach at the funeral of Cardinal Francis George. According to a spokesman for the Seattle Archdiocese, George invited Sartain...

    L.A.'s own radical nuns

    To the editor: Forty-five years ago last March, the Immaculate Heart sisters felt the brunt of male hierarchical power as the Los Angeles Archdiocese intruded into their lives, including their manner of dress and prayer and their freedom to choose...

    Vatican unexpectedly ends crackdown of US nun group

    The Vatican has unexpectedly ended its controversial overhaul of the main umbrella group of U.S. nuns, cementing a shift in tone and treatment of the U.S. sisters under the social justice-minded Pope Francis. The Vatican said Thursday it had accepted a...

    AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EDT

    UN Security Council gets graphic briefing on suspected Syria chlorine attacks U.N. Security Council members were moved to tears Thursday as the first eyewitness to the latest suspected chlorine attacks on civilians in Syria emerged from the country to...