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Espionage at the Vatican

VATICAN CITY — Claims of eavesdropping on the Vatican are nothing new. But it’s hard to imagine any current foreign snooping could match the spying frenzy of the Cold War when the communist “East” and democratic “West” were locked in … Continue reading

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Presto change-oh! It’s the skullcap swap

Monday Oct. 21, UPDATE and CORRECTION: First a correction from an attentive Facebook fan who sent us a link showing how the cap swap custom goes way back before our 21st-century popes. I also heard back from one of the … Continue reading

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Why Higgs boson matters

On Oct. 8 Francois Englert of Belgium and Peter Higgs of Britain won the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics for their theory on how matter acquires mass. This work — which they began researching  in the 1960s — was confirmed … Continue reading

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Saving the children of Syria’s war

There are many tragedies in any war, but none are harder to watch than the suffering of children. Syria’s civil war is no exception. Hundreds of children have been killed and thousands more displaced in refugee camps with poor food … Continue reading

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Calligraphy teaching priest portrayed in new movie

Father Robert Palladino, an 80-year old priest of the Archdiocese of Portland, Ore., might want to get out to the movies — at least to see how he is portrayed on the big screen. The priest  is credited with teaching … Continue reading

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Civil rights movement carried on by ‘great souls’

Atlanta Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory, a 15-year-old seminarian in Chicago during the March on Washington 50 years ago, said he “realized that history was being made” when he watched the event on television. In an interview with the Georgia Bulletin, archdiocesan … Continue reading

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Sculptor captures ‘heart and soul’ of Mary, Joseph in statues for renovated cathedral

A world away from Rome, the conclave and the papal watch there’s excitement at the local church level about something entirely different — but a celebration of the Catholic faith nonetheless. The excitement is in Wichita, Kan., about the completion … Continue reading

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