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  • Pope Names First Native American Saint

    Pope Names First Native American Saint
    VATICAN CITY -- Sunday was a big day for Catholics in North America. Thousands of miles away in Rome, Pope Benedict XVI named 17th century Mohawk Kateri Tekakwitha the first Native American saint. Another newly named saint is Marianne Cope, a German-born...
  • 'Lily of the Mohawks' canonized first Native American saint; Ferndale family at ceremony

    'Lily of the Mohawks' canonized first Native American saint; Ferndale family at ceremony
    In the 17th century, she was known as “Lily of the Mohawks,” a Catholic convert scarred by smallpox and ostracized by her tribe but unshaken in her faith. After Sunday, she will be known as St. Catherine Tekakwitha, the first Native...
  • Awaiting the white smoke of papal announcement

    Awaiting the white smoke of papal announcement
    As their church's cardinals gathered in Vatican City to select a new pope, Catholic schoolchildren in the Baltimore area joined the worldwide buzz over the secret balloting process in an online chat with a fairly well-placed source: Archbishop William E....
  • News of the Weird: Brothels for the Disabled

    News of the Weird: Brothels for the Disabled
    A Verizon risk team, looking for data breaches on a client's computers, discovered that one company software developer was basically idle for many months, yet remained productive — because he had outsourced his projects to a Chinese software...
  • How to fix the Catholic Church

    How to fix the Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Church is at the most perplexing time in it's storied, at times sordid, history. For the first time in more than 600 years, a pope has chosen to retire, due mostly to deteriorating health issues. Is that truly the most prominent...
  • The mortal pope and eternal Rome

    The mortal pope and eternal Rome
    Growing up in Rome, not far from Saint Peter's Basilica (whose dome I could see from my parents' bedroom) I did not think much of my circumstance. I thought it was just normal to drive my scooter by the Vatican walls and to see the Swiss guards...
  • Italian Red Sauce: Meaty, beaty, big and bouncy

    Italian Red Sauce: Meaty, beaty, big and bouncy
    A big, bold restaurant name such as "Italian Red Sauce comes with a large personality in the form of owner Alfonso Ceparano. The hulk of a man, a New Yorker with the accent to prove it, roams the restaurant in a black suit shirt and tie as he chats with...
  • Over One Million Gather For Beatification of Pope John Paul II

    Over One Million Gather For Beatification of Pope John Paul II
    VATICAN CITY (KTLA) -- At least one million Catholics from around the world gathered at the Vatican Sunday for the beatification of Pope John Paul II. A giant portrait of the late pontiff was unveiled before the crowds and Pope Benedict XVI. A French...
  • Dilma Rousseff poised to take Brazil's presidency in second round

     
    Millions of Brazilians will once again go to the polls Sunday to pick a successor to the highly popular president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. As expected, Lula's protege, Dilma Rousseff, is leading in last-minute polls over Jose Serra, the former governor...
  • Meet Francois Arnaud: sinfully good bad boy of 'The Borgias'

     
    Meet Francois Arnaud, the sinfully good bad boy on Showtime's "The Borgias."...
  • Mexico's president, first lady pray for peace at holy site

     
    President Felipe Calderon and First Lady Margarita Zavala on Sunday appeared at Mexico's most revered holy site for Roman Catholics, the Basilica of the Virgin of Guadalupe, and prayed for peace in a public display of devotion....