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  • The Rev. Andrew M. Greeley dies at 85; outspoken Catholic priest

    The Rev. Andrew M. Greeley dies at 85; outspoken Catholic priest
    A self-described "loud-mouthed Irish priest" ("And may they carve it on my gravestone!" he once quipped), the Rev. Andrew M. Greeley rejected a conventional definition of his vocation. Denied a parish, the Roman Catholic priest created his own pulpits...
  • Trial of Pope Benedict XVI's butler begins at Vatican

     
    VATICAN CITY -- The sensational trial of the self-proclaimed whistle-blowing butler of Pope Benedict XVI for allegedly stealing confidential documents from the papal apartments began Saturday in a small courtroom within the Vatican walls. Paolo Gabriele,...
  • Pope's butler to stand trial in scandal over leaked Vatican documents

     
    Pope's butler indicted: The butler to Pope Benedict XVI was indicted Monday in the scandal over leaked Vatican documents. Paolo Gabriele is to stand trial on a charge of aggravated theft for his alleged role in leaking documents that exposed infighting in...
  • Pope's Ex-Butler Gets 18 Months for Leaking Papers

    Pope's Ex-Butler Gets 18 Months for Leaking Papers
    ROME -- The pope's former butler, Paolo Gabriele, was convicted Saturday of aggravated theft for leaking confidential papal documents and sentenced to 18 months in prison. He was also ordered to pay the costs of the trial at the Vatican City courthouse....
  • A Catholic homecoming

    A Catholic homecoming
    As the queen mother of megachurches, Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington has become a refuge for spiritual seekers and people of faith who no longer feel inspired by the religious institutions that raised them. After the sex abuse scandal...
  • Study calls for probing of political corruption in more than 60 suburbs

    Study calls for probing of political corruption in more than 60 suburbs
    A proposal to create an inspector general for the suburbs drew skeptical reactions Monday, as officeholders and taxpayer watchdogs questioned how the position would work and whether it’s necessary. But the idea got a warm reception from Gov. Pat...
  • Boynton Beach, Lantana volutarily accept county's new ethics rules

     
    Boynton Beach and Lantana this week became the first two cities to voluntarily submit to the oversight of Palm Beach County???s new ethics reform measures. County commissioners on Tuesday approved agreements with Boynton Beach and Lantana to extend the...
  • Ethics Commission calls for fixing Palm Beach County's Ethics Code loophole

     
    Palm Beach County???s Ethics Commission has endorsed closing a loophole in new anti-corruption rules that threatens to leave some misuse of power unpunished. The new county ethics code that took effect May 1 requires conflicts of interest or other misuse....
  • Scandal-plagued Palm Beach County phasing out ethics advisory committee

     
    Thanks but no thanks was the answer Tuesday from the Palm Beach County Commission when its Ethics Implementation Advisory Committee asked to stick around for another six months. The committee was created after the County Commission in December 2009...
  • Ethics Awareness Day starts with warning against rationalizing bad behavior

     
    Palm Beach County???s Ethics Awareness Day started Friday with a lesson in how people rationalize breaking rules and what can be done to prevent wrongdoing. The county???s Ethics Commission today is hosting daylong activities featuring speeches, debates...
  • Former prosecutor joining Palm Beach County Ethics Commission

     
    A former Palm Beach County prosecutor on Thursday is scheduled to become the newest member of the county???s two-year-old Ethics Commission. Daniel Galo, a prosecutor for 22 years at the State Attorney???s Office who now works in private practice,...