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If You Cannot Go To Rome For The Holidays, Try To Make It To Dallas!

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 12.22.2016 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

A U.S. première. The Vatican City museums in Rome have long been secret troves of unbelievable art and treasures. Some have never been seen by outsi...

There Should Never Be Two Popes

Jon M. Sweeney | Posted 11.02.2016 | Religion
Jon M. Sweeney

German journalist Peter Seewald does the reader both a favor and a disservice with his generous introduction to the new volume, Last Testament: In His...

Argentina's Jorge: A Legacy In Incubation

Nick Fouche | Posted 02.18.2017 | Religion
Nick Fouche

At calibrated intervals, Benedict XVI's interpretation of the role of the Church in salvation history could come as an unending series of syllables: a solemn pronouncement delivered over millennia in inarticulate snatches.

Smoke Signals: Secret Notes From Inside Conclave

Laurence Hughes | Posted 06.10.2013 | Comedy
Laurence Hughes

he abashed cardinal attributed his mischievous deed to "too many spaghetti Westerns." As penance, he is required to give up both spaghetti and Westerns.

Pink Smoke And Protestant Popes

Carolyn Custis James | Posted 05.20.2013 | Religion
Carolyn Custis James

The key to achieving the reform so desperately needed by both Catholic and Protestant churches was right under Pope Francis' nose the moment he stepped out on the Vatican balcony. Clues can be found in a cloud of pink smoke and in the legacy of his patron saint, Francis of Assisi.

Meet The New Pope, Same As The Old Pope?

Michele Somerville | Posted 05.20.2013 | Religion
Michele Somerville

When my 14-year-old, who is not Catholic, asked me whether I "liked the new guy," I told her I didn't l know yet, but that it was unlikely that any guy I liked would ever get that job.

Stupid Questions: Series 115 - We Got a Pope

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.15.2013 | Comedy
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

Before sealing themselves in the Sistine Chapel, the 115 cardinals (hence the title) made a big deal about swearing what they are about to do in the chapel will remain secret.

Secrets in the Vatican, Sunshine Here in the US

Marci Hamilton | Posted 05.14.2013 | Crime
Marci Hamilton

But at the very same time as the cardinals sat clandestinely in Rome worrying about leaks, survivors of childhood sex abuse and visionary legislators across the country like Marge Markey have been demanding bright sunshine here in the United States.

An Apostate Asks: What Has The Conclave Wrought With Francis?

Kimberly Krautter | Posted 05.14.2013 | Religion
Kimberly Krautter

After what I and many consider to be the disaster of Benedict's papacy, the future of the Catholic Church will be writ large in the coming months.

Pope of Culture

The Soup | Posted 05.14.2013 | Comedy
The Soup

An event like this only comes around every few decades, so it's a big news week for the Vatican's biggest -- and only -- gossip rag, Papal Magazine. Check out some of the highlights.

Who Is The New Pope?

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 03.13.2013 | Religion

White smoke emerged from the Sistine Chapel chimney on Wednesday evening, indicating that a new Pope had been chosen. The smoke appeared at 7:05 p....

Timothy Dolan in St. Peter's Chair?

Michele Somerville | Posted 05.13.2013 | Religion
Michele Somerville

It is not likely, but I think it is remotely possible that the Irish pol in a mitre from New York might have a shot to replace the having-scurried-off-the-sinking-ship, Ratzinger. It would certainly be a bold move -- and interesting to see.

Catastrophe Of Cardinals

Annie Stein | Posted 05.13.2013 | Religion
Annie Stein

When so much about the Catholic Church seems both antiquated and sick at this moment, like a building whose foundation is crumbling, maybe it needs to come down and be rebuilt differently.

A Catholic School Girl Turned NYC Skeptic's Take on the Conclave

Kristin Ciccone | Posted 05.13.2013 | Religion
Kristin Ciccone

Men of conclave, you will reach a Decision soon, I am sure of it as the well being of your church and livelihood depends on it. But how many more conclaves can go on without a shift in thinking?

Black Smoke At Sistine Chapel Indicates No Pope Elected

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.13.2013 | Religion

With a puff of black smoke from the Sistine Chapel chimney on Wednesday morning in Rome, the Catholic Church's College of Cardinals signaled they have...

Voting Begins In Earnest

Reuters | Posted 05.12.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY, March 13 (Reuters) - Cardinals begin the process of choosing a new pope in earnest on Wednesday, holding their first full day of votin...

Topless Women Protest Conclave

Reuters | Posted 05.12.2013 | World

VATICAN CITY, March 12 (Reuters) - Police wrestled two topless women to the ground during a brief protest in St Peter's Square outside the Vatican o...

The Conclave

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.12.2013 | World
Joe Peyronnin

As Roman Catholic cardinals gather in the magnificent Sistine Chapel to select a new pope, their conclave is at a critical crossroads. Will the cardinals vote for a pope who can re-energize the faithful, and restore the trust that has been missing for millions of lapsed Catholics?

WATCH LIVE: Cardinals Process Into Sistine Chapel To Elect New Pope

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.12.2013 | Religion

Starting 4:30 p.m. CET (11:30 a.m. EDT / 8:30 a.m. PDT), The Huffington Post is going to live stream the procession of cardinals into the Sistine Chap...

WATCH LIVE: Mass For The Election Of The Pope

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.12.2013 | Religion

Starting at 10 a.m. CET (5 a.m. EDT / 2 a.m. PDT), The Huffington Post will live stream the pro eligendo Pontifice Mass, or the Mass for the Election ...

Giulia Belardelli

Black Smoke Expected On First Day As Conclave Commences To Choose Next Pope | Giulia Belardelli | Posted 03.11.2013 | Religion

On the eve of the conclave, final preparations are taking place at a feverish pace. Monday afternoon the necessary staff and personnel will be sworn i...

Networks FINALLY Send Top Talent To Rome

Posted 03.12.2013 | Media

Networks finally sent their top anchors to Rome to cover the arrival of the new pope. Pope Benedict XVI became the first pontiff to resign from his...

My Vote for Pope: Father Duty

Robin Gelfenbien | Posted 05.11.2013 | Comedy
Robin Gelfenbien

As the cardinals prepare for the conclave to elect the next pope this week, I would like to recommend a candidate they may have overlooked. Someone I think would be the perfect pope successor. Father Duty.

Conclaves, Pheromones and the Pure Religion

Marie Woolf | Posted 05.11.2013 | Religion
Marie Woolf

A whole past of faith and of beauty emerges in front of our eyes thanks to watercolours brushed by a hand of an artist, responsible for love.

Andy Campbell

The DOs And DON'Ts Of Cardinal Fashion This Season (PHOTOS) | Andy Campbell | Posted 03.12.2013 | Weird News

The Good Book teaches us judge not, lest ye be judged. But we're going to break that rule to pick apart the couture of 115 stylin' high-ranking Cathol...