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Catherine New

Retailers Waste No Time Printing Pope Memorabilia

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 03.13.2013 | Small Business

The moment Pope Francis I stepped out onto the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican on Wednesday, vendors of all things papal went into over...

Vatican Interns From Villanova University Get View Of History

AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 03.13.2013 | College

PHILADELPHIA -- Talk about a baptism by fire: On the first day of Lauren Colegrove's journalism internship at Catholic News Service in Rome, the pope ...

Habemus Papam: Memo To The New Pope

Bekeh Utietiang | Posted 05.13.2013 | Religion
Bekeh Utietiang

What makes us church is love, and may that love guide your actions. You can always be assured of my prayerful support for you and your ministry.

PINK Smoke Over The Vatican?

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.13.2013 | Religion

As white smoke over the Sistine Chapel captured the world's attention, smoke of another hue at the Vatican has gone largely unnoticed. According t...

PHOTOS: Vatican City Reacts To New Pope

Posted 03.13.2013 | Religion

Catholic faithful react to the announcement of the new pope, Francis I, in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City: ...

Jaweed Kaleem

NEW POPE!

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 03.15.2013 | Religion

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires has been elected the 266th pope of the Catholic Church, taking the name Pope Francis. He is the firs...

Meet The New Pope

Posted 06.10.2013 | Religion

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina has been elected as the new pope of the Catholic Church, taking the name Francis. The Associated Press ...

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.

How The Papal Conclave Could Renew Religion: My Two Votes For Pope

Matthew Fox | Posted 03.13.2013 | Religion
Matthew Fox

Overnight, the image of the hierarchical church would improve. Women's oppression and subjugation, a moral issue the world over, would become more visible on our ethical radar.

Anti-Mafia Police Raid Diocese Of Papal Frontrunner

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.12.2013 | Religion

Anti-mafia police on Tuesday raided the homes, offices and clinics in the diocese of papal frontrunner Angelo Scola. According to the Guardian, a stat...

The Catholic Church’s Defense Of Women At The U.N.

Meg T. McDonnell | Posted 05.12.2013 | Religion
Meg T. McDonnell

Eyes are on Rome as the Catholic Church chooses its next pope. But there's some pretty fascinating "Catholic" stuff going down in New York right now at the United Nations, which is holding its 57th annual session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).

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?

The Most Important Catholic Is..

Julie Leininger Pycior | Posted 05.12.2013 | Religion
Julie Leininger Pycior

I'm no theologian, but I have heard for a lifetime, from Catholic preachers and teachers of all stripes, that "the least" matter the most in the eyes of God.

Vatican Members Reportedly Living 'Yards' Away From Huge Gay Bathhouse

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 03.12.2013 | Gay Voices

Situated on a private road in Rome, an historic palazzo that houses a key Vatican department is also home to a huge gay sauna. On Monday Italian n...

And So The Election For Pope Begins

Reuters | Posted 05.12.2013 | Religion

* First round of voting inconclusive * No favourite to lead world's 1.2 billion Catholics * Cardinals pray to Holy Spiri...

Giulia Belardelli

Black Smoke Expected On First Day As Conclave Commences To Choose Next Pope

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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)

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

A Catholic Spring?

Michael D'Antonio | Posted 05.11.2013 | Religion
Michael D'Antonio

Pope Benedict's resignation and the conclave that will convene to name his successor spark hope for a Catholic Spring that might bring the Vatican into the modern world.

The Conclave, the Cardinals, and the Child Sexual Abuse Crisis

Deborah Jacobs | Posted 05.11.2013 | Religion
Deborah Jacobs

No surprise, transparency has no place in the conclave; all participants must take a pledge of secrecy. Indeed, how can we even expect transparency when many of the cardinal electors stand accused of the very behavior they claim to deplore?

5 Rome Museums To Visit While The Sistine Chapel Is Closed

Erica Firpo | Posted 05.11.2013 | Travel
Erica Firpo

Even during the frenzy of a conclave Rome has more art than clergy.

Catholics Create `Virtual Conclave' For New Pope

AP | RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 03.10.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY -- A pastor in Ontario wondered about behind-the-scenes politicking ahead of the conclave to elect the next pope. He could have read news...

Jaweed Kaleem

Vatican Releases New Details On Pope Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 03.11.2013 | Religion

Rumors about the ultra-secret voting for the next pope held at the Sistine Chapel next week have included stories about fierce competition between Ita...