They’re coming up for auction just ahead of the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination. So is this ghoulish? Or simply buying a first-class relic?
The onetime Dominican theologian who was booted from the church — by the man who would become Pope Benedict XVI — says Francis represents a chance for real change in the church. But in a new book he also challenges the new pontiff to act on his better instincts. Not that Fox will be rejoining Rome anytime soon, as he says in this Q&A…
The Catholic bishops’ “Fortnight for Freedom” campaign is one thing. But this “Ricky Bobby” version of the BVM? Talk about mixing church and state…
Will Smith’s Scientology-inspired summer action movie “After Earth” looks like a big bust more than a blockbuster. Is this a trend? And is it because Scientology just doesn’t have a classically religious story to tell?
The “Nuns on the Bus” are going back on the road, this time for immigration reform, and they just released their full schedule: 31 stops and 6500 miles in three weeks, starting May 28 in New Haven, CT, and ending on June 18 in San Francisco.
Sacre bleu! Are South Carolina voters more like the French? And should their disgraced pols be more the the British version?
Republican congressman Paul Ryan, who has touted his Catholic faith as evidence of his social as well as economic conservatism, has come out in favor of gay couples adopting children — a significant break with the Catholic hierarchy, which has even shut down adoption services rather than placing children with same-sex couples.
Less than two years after he blasted the Vatican over its failures to protect children from abusive priests — or help investigate the crimes — Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny will receive an honorary degree from Boston College. Are bygones bygones?
On Saturday, the one month anniversary of his election, Pope Francis unveiled the team of cardinals he will use to implement an overhaul of the scandal-plagued Roman Curia, This is pretty speedy action for any administration, and constitutes warp speed for the Vatican. Serious business?
The retired archbishop of Los Angeles even has a cappuccino with him almost every day. But he’s not giving any names — and no one else may know what will happen in this week’s conclave either.