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Vatican Denies Any Cardinal A Suspect In Leaks Scandal

Reuters | Posted 07.28.2012 | Religion

VATICAN CITY, May 28 (Reuters) - The Vatican on Monday denied Italian press reports that a cardinal was among those being investigated in a scandal ...

Vatican In Chaos After Pope's Butler Arrested For Leaks

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 07.27.2012 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican's investigation into the source of leaked documents has yielded its first target with the arrest of the pope's butler...

Pope's Butler Arrested In Embarrassing Scandal

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 07.26.2012 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican's investigation into the source of leaked documents has yielded its first target with the arrest of the pope's butle...

Walking The (Catholic) Plank

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 06.26.2012 | Religion
Sarah O'Leary

Why doesn't my Catholic Church get its own house in order first? Get the plank/log/boulder/semi truck/elephant out of its own eye before it tries to remove a speck from another's eye?

A Bright Idea: Invite Worship Groups Evicted From Public Schools To Worship In Shuttered Catholic Churches

Michele Somerville | Posted 04.22.2012 | Religion
Michele Somerville

Although I feel strongly that a public school should never be identified with any one religion, I tend to think a church group has as much right to rent space in a public building as a theater group has.

PHOTOS: Mass For The Epiphany

Posted 01.06.2012 | Religion

The Pope celebrated the Mass for the Epiphany of our Lord, a feast of light, marking the end of the Vatican's Christmas celebrations. To see mo...

Pope: Future Hopes Lie With Youth

AP | By FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 03.02.2012 | Religion

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Benedict XVI in his New Year's homily Sunday praised young people as key to securing a future of hope despite what he called "sha...

PHOTOS: A Virtual Visit To Four European Culture Capitals

JustLuxe | Posted 12.11.2011 | Travel

In honor of school days, we've created a virtual field trip to four European cities that offer four distinctive perspectives on the humanities.

Britannia Rules the Waves on the Queen Elizabeth (PHOTOS)

Yvonne Yorke | Posted 11.07.2011 | Travel
Yvonne Yorke

The ship's elegant interiors feature rich wood paneling, sweeping staircases and Art Deco touches reflecting the original Queen Elizabeth.

9/11 Provided Difficult Test For Vatican-Muslim Relations

Posted 10.24.2011 | Religion

By Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) A few weeks after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Pope John Paul II invited Muslim leader...

Our Guide To The Celebrity Solstice Cruise Ship

The Huffington Post | Shellie Braeuner | Posted 10.15.2011 | Travel

Celebrity Cruises' Celebrity Solstice is a popular floating resort. The waters are crowded with sea-worthy vessels, so to make planning easier, we've ...

World's Best Free Attractions (PHOTOS)

AOL Travel News | Posted 09.06.2011 | Travel

Like most budget travelers, the word that makes eyebrows leap the highest is 'free'. While the you-get-what-you-pay-for statute makes it uncool to gra...

WATCH: Pope Tweets For First Time

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 08.28.2011 | Religion

Pope Benedict XVI tweeted for the first time today, the Vatican has confirmed. (Scroll down for video of the Pope sending his first tweet.) The Pop...

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WATCH: The Pope Visits The 'Today' Show | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 08.02.2011 | Religion

NEW YORK -- Speaking for just a few seconds as he greeted television host Matt Lauer on during Thursday's broadcast of NBC's "Today" show, Pope Benedi...

Jaweed Kaleem

Pope and New York Archbishop Will Join Matt Lauer On 'Today' At Vatican | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 07.31.2011 | Religion

In its first visit to the papal state since the death of Pope John Paul II, NBC’s "Today" show will broadcast live from Vatican City on Thursday in ...

Pope's Body Exhumed Ahead Of Beatification | Posted 06.29.2011 | Religion

The body of John Paul II was exhumed Friday ahead of the late pope's much-anticipated beatification, which takes place Sunday (May 1). Following an...

10 Geeky Facts About The World's Most Famous Places

Posted 01.16.2013 | Travel

For some people trivia isn't just a game, it's a way of life. Stat junkies and info nerds alike spend hours finding new minute details about places ar...

The Rush To Beatify John Paul

Bill Briggs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Bill Briggs

However you come down on the key questions of what John Paul knew and what he allowed to take place during his papacy, there's no stopping the big party in Rome.

Christmas in Rome: Four Places to Enjoy Italian Traditions

Kathy McCabe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Kathy McCabe

Traveling to Italy so often -- at least several times a year -- I've discovered that my favorite season to visit Italy is winter, especially right around Christmas.

Today's WikiLeaks Cables: Pakistan, The Vatican And Iran

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley and Curtis Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WikiLeaks released more confidential documents from the U.S. State Department on Friday, and continues to show no signs of slowing since the arrest of...

Pope Urges Condom Use for Tea Party, Morning Zoo DJ's, Darren Aronofsky

James Napoli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
James Napoli

Pope Benedict XVI has further modified his stance on condoms by recommending them in extreme cases. He went on to say "these teabaggers are geisteskrank (insane)."

Weird Divorce Laws: 5 Places to Check the Books Before Divorcing

Huffington Post | Ashley Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

As if divorce wasn't complicated enough already--what, with the legalese, co-parenting, and divvying up the assets--in some places, there are also law...

Pope Names 24 New Cardinals, Including 2 Americans

AP | VICTOR L. SIMPSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI named 24 new cardinals Wednesday, putting his mark on the body that will elect his successor and giving a boost...

New York Review Of Books: Newman's Saga With The Catholic Church

The New York Review of Books | Garry Wills | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"Stealing Newman" By Gary Wills Pope Benedict XVI is the best-dressed liar in the world. And in England he presided over the best set-designed lie i...

Putting Aside a Scandal-Ridden Church, Among Other Childish Things

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Leonce Gaiter

With evidence that the Pope enabled the rape of children through inaction, it is appropriate to examine the Church's authority on morality and spirituality.