| Dec 10, 2012
| 2:20 PM
Benedict XVI, the pope known for his hefty volumes of theology and lengthy encyclicals, is now trying brevity — spreading the faith through his own Twitter account.
The pontiff will tweet in eight languages starting Dec. 12 using his personal...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 10:55 AM
The wait is over for Pope Benedict XVI's many Twitter followers, and they have been quick to respond to the much anticipated first tweet from his personal account Wednesday morning.
Using the handle @Pontifex -- meaning "bridge builder" in Latin -- he...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 12:26 PM
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is digging in after gay marriage initiatives scored big wins this week in the U.S. and Europe, vowing to never stop insisting that marriage can only be between a man and a woman.
In a front-page article in Saturday's...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 6:04 AM
VATICAN CITY (AP) — On Thursday Pope Benedict XVI transferred a high-ranking Holy See official to Indianapolis for ruffling feathers at the Vatican by openly seeking to mend its frayed ties with U.S. nuns.
Archbishop Joseph Tobin, an American...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 8:22 PM
From MG: I'm writing quickly as Hurricane Sandy approaches Long Island. The lights are flickering, but I am smiling. When you read this, hopefully I'll be able to make coffee and toast again. Right now, I'm praying for no loss of life. That is my only...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 9:45 PM
Don't look now, but the pope and his posse of bishops are on the warpath. The Vatican and American bishops are out to squash those they consider the greatest threat to the authority of the almighty Catholic Church.
And who is their target? Not Catholic...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 11:12 AM
From "the end of the earth," the Catholic Church found a surprising new leader Wednesday, a pioneer pope from Argentina who took the name Francis, a pastor rather than a manager to resurrect a church and faith in crisis. He is the first pontiff from the...
| Mar 14, 2013
Jorge Bergoglio, the son of Italian immigrants born in Buenos Aires, doesn't fit the image of a high and mighty churchman in charge of an empire of more than 1 billion people.
He's a humble man and, at 76, not young. Until quite recently, he rode the...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 12:25 AM
Local church officials and residents reacted with a sense of optimism Wednesday to the election of Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina to lead the Roman Catholic Church.
Bergoglio was elected pope a little more than one month after his predecessor, Pope...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 11:20 PM
Roncalli fifth-graders were watching TV with a group of Presentation Sisters when the new pope greeted the world Wednesday afternoon.
Before the name of the pontiff was announced, both groups quietly watched a large-screen TV in the Sisters' dining...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 5:46 AM
VATICAN CITY (AP) — At gatherings of Latin American bishops, then-Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio was often a star speaker about economic inequities in a profit-driven world. He also has used the forums to warn fellow church leaders about drifting from...