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  • Greg Schwem: Suggestions for the new Papal website

    I applaud Chicago attorney Chris Connors' recent decision to donate the Internet domain name popefrancis.com to the new pontiff. While it's not clear if church officials will accept Connors' offer, they have said the pope will most definitely have a website and are currently considering design options.
  • Does the Pope quit in the woods?

    The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI raises a great many questions as the pontiff heads into retirement. To wit: -- When Benny goes to cash his papal pension check, will the Vatican Bank require two forms of I.D.? -- If he lifts the Sweet'N Low...

    The second pope

    The wire services routinely refer to Benedict XVI, now the pope emeritus, as the first pontiff to abdicate in modern times. But few of the news stories go into the classic example of a papal abdication, and explain just who this earlier pope was, and...

    Mildred Kern, U.N. worker

    Mildred Kern, U.N. worker
    Mildred Kern, an original resident of the North Oaks Retirement Community who had worked overseas for the United Nations, died of heart disease Sunday at her home. She was six days short of turning 105. "She was our oldest resident, and she was our...

    5 Surprising Things That Are Not at All Surprising

    5 Surprising Things That Are Not at All Surprising
    Right now the news is full of shocking revelations that are not actually all that surprising. Let’s go through the five most shocking (but not really) shocking disclosures. 1) M. Night Shyamalan ghostwrote the teen hit “She’s All That....