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- Former Kan. gov. finalist for Time Person of Year Updated: Dec-10-13 12:04 pm
- Pope, pop singer share MTVU award Updated: Dec-10-13 11:58 am
- RI bishop: Mandela support for abortion 'shameful' Updated: Dec-09-13 3:37 pm
- Group seeks to extend time abuse victims can sue Updated: Dec-09-13 10:27 am
- Mandela mourned as inspiration in many struggles Updated: Dec-06-13 2:24 pm
- Correction: Vatican-Legion of Christ story Updated: Dec-06-13 8:59 am
- Correction: Philippines-Typhoon story Updated: Dec-06-13 1:03 am
- Pope forms commission to advise on sex abuse Updated: Dec-05-13 1:34 pm
- Obama: Income inequality a defining challenge Updated: Dec-04-13 7:09 pm
- Pope's call for church to be one of action draws raves Updated: Dec-04-13 3:18 pm
- Bach to travel to Brazil to check on Rio preps Updated: Dec-04-13 12:55 pm
- Religion news in brief Updated: Dec-04-13 12:12 pm
- Pope prays for 12 nuns abducted in Syria by rebels Updated: Dec-04-13 6:41 am
- Netanyahu gives pope book by father on Inquisition Updated: Dec-02-13 11:52 am
- Italy premier visits synagogue with Israeli leader Updated: Dec-01-13 3:34 pm
- Pope ramps up charity office to be near poor, sick Updated: Nov-28-13 2:07 pm
- Pope wants closer look at Vatican's finance reform Updated: Nov-28-13 11:40 am
- Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders praises Pope Francis Updated: Nov-28-13 8:56 am
- Pope issues mission statement for papacy Updated: Nov-26-13 4:15 pm
- Putin meets pope and Berlusconi in Italy Updated: Nov-25-13 5:53 pm
- After slipup, Israeli PM to meet pope next week Updated: Nov-24-13 11:12 am
- Pope offers words of comfort on Philippine typhoon Updated: Nov-21-13 1:47 pm
NEW YORK - Time magazine selected Pope Francis as its Person of the Year on Wednesday, saying the Catholic Church's new leader has changed the perception of the 2,000-year-old institution in an extraordinary way in a short time.
No doubt you have heard about the "race card." Today let us discuss another card in the pack of rhetorical tricks, the "Marx card." (Not Groucho Marx, although he had a better sense of absurdity).
If a poor traveler cannot find an affordable room and the government provides a subsidy that allows her to spend a winter night in a stable, could it be said that she's living on Easy Street?
WICHITA, Kansas - Feelings are mixed in Kansas over the inclusion of former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as one of 10 finalists for Time magazine's Person of the Year award.
NEW YORK - MTV's college channel has gone in two wildly different directions in naming Pope Francis and pop singer Lorde as its man and woman of the year.
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The Roman Catholic Bishop of Providence weighed in on Nelson Mandela's death by calling his support for abortion "shameful."
BOSTON - Child welfare advocates have sent a letter to the head of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston asking him to back legislation that would extend the time that victims of childhood sexual abuse could file lawsuits.
Nelson Mandela led black South Africans in their struggle to throw off the yoke of white rule and then helped the entire nation heal the wounds of racial division.
VATICAN CITY - In a story Dec. 5 about the wedding of a former Legion of Christ priest, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Legion said less than 4 percent of Legion priests had been abused. Less than 4 percent have been accused of sexual abuse, according to the Legion.
TACLOBAN, Philippines - In a story Nov. 10 about Typhoon Haiyan, The Associated Press incorrectly reported that a tsunami in the south in 1976 killed 5,791 people. The actual number is 4,791 dead, according to a 1978 study by the Special Committee on Tsunami Warning System of the National Committee on Marine Sciences, National Science Development Board.
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has responded to complaints that he has largely ignored the clerical sex abuse scandal by assembling a panel of experts to advise the Holy See on protecting children from pedophiles and helping abuse victims heal.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama prodded Congress to raise wages and secure the social safety net as he issued an overarching appeal Wednesday to correct economic inequalities that he said make it harder for a child to escape poverty. "That should offend all of us," he declared. "We are a better country than this."
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - It's hard to wrestle with the crucial moral and cultural issues in modern Argentina without getting Catholic and Protestant leaders into the same room.
LONDON - Warning that Brazil has "no time to lose," new International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach will travel soon to Rio de Janeiro to check on the troubled preparations for the 2016 Games.
Christmas tree is lit outside U.S. Capitol amid hymns
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis called Wednesday for prayers for 12 Orthodox nuns who were taken by force from their convent in Syria by opposition fighters. Religious officials in the region have said the women were being held against their will, but a Syrian opposition activist said they were merely taken away for their own safety.
VATICAN CITY - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday gave Pope Francis a book about the Inquisition in Spain written by his late father, an expert on the Catholic Church's forced conversion and expulsion of Jews in the 15th century.
ROME - Italian Premier Enrico Letta says the economic crisis is feeding "the forces of extremism, hatred and intolerance" in Italy.
VATICAN CITY - When he was archbishop of Buenos Aires, Pope Francis was known to sneak out at night and break bread with the homeless, sit with them literally on the street and eat with them, as part of his aim to share the plight of the poor and let them know someone cared.
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis on Thursday named his top assistant to look into the work of two commissions of inquiry he set up last summer to investigate the finances of the troubled Vatican bank and Holy See administration.
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis denounced the global financial system that excludes the poor as he issued the mission statement for his papacy on Tuesday, saying he wants the Catholic Church to get its hands dirty as it seeks to bring solace and mercy to society's outcasts.
VATICAN CITY - Russian President Vladimir Putin had a busy first day in Rome on Monday, going from the pope to a "Pussy Riot" protest to dinner at the palazzo of his old friend, Silvio Berlusconi.
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has offered words of comfort to Filipinos about the deadly typhoon that devastated the island nation.