Mar 13, 2013 13:06 EDT
Eyes were riveted once again Wednesday on a simple chimney pipe rising above a sublime Renaissance chapel after Catholic cardinals failed to elect a new leader for their 1.2 billion-strong Church in three ballots.
Mar 13, 2013 07:53 EDT
A new plume of black smoke over the Sistine Chapel on Wednesday indicated that Catholic cardinals had failed, after three rounds of voting, to elect a new leader for their 1.2 billion-strong Church.
Mar 13, 2013 07:08 EDT
Black smoke again billowed out of a chimney over the Vatican on Wednesday, indicating that cardinals meeting in a conclave have failed to choose a pope after three votes.
Mar 11, 2013 15:27 EDT
Catholic cardinals had a final day of talks on Monday before going into lockdown in the Sistine Chapel to elect a new pope after Benedict XVI's shock resignation, with an Italian and a Brazilian among the top contenders.
Mar 11, 2013 09:29 EDT
Catholic cardinals had a final day of jockeying for position on Monday before shutting themselves into the Sistine Chapel to elect a new pope after Benedict XVI's shock resignation, with an Italian and a Brazilian who both head powerful archdioceses among the top contenders.
Mar 06, 2013 16:57 EST
Clergy sex abuse victims listed a "dirty dozen" potential papal candidates Wednesday and urged the Roman Catholic Church to "get serious" about protecting children, helping victims and exposing corruption.
Mar 06, 2013 11:20 EST
US cardinals in Rome abruptly cancelled media briefings on Wednesday in a victory for pre-conclave secrecy as workers readied the Sistine Chapel for a historic ceremony to elect the next pope after Benedict XVI's resignation.
Mar 06, 2013 09:41 EST
The Vatican on Wednesday urged "greater reserve" ahead of the conclave to elect a new pope, as US cardinals scrapped their daily press briefings saying that "concern was expressed about leaks".
Mar 06, 2013 07:12 EST
It's an election but there are no campaign posters, no official candidates and even the people who might get voted in to the Vatican's top job protest they absolutely do not want it.
Mar 04, 2013 10:14 EST
Catholic cardinals on Monday pressed for more information about the "Vatileaks" scandal at the start of a series of Vatican meetings to prepare for a conclave to elect a new pope after Benedict XVI's sudden resignation.
Mar 04, 2013 06:10 EST
Catholic cardinals began talks on Monday ahead of a conclave to elect a new pope after Benedict XVI's resignation, as an absent British cardinal admitted to sexual misconduct with priests.
Mar 03, 2013 22:17 EST
Catholic cardinals begin talks on Monday ahead of a conclave to elect the next pope, following Benedict XVI's historic resignation, as a British cardinal not in attendance admitted to sexual misconduct with priests.
Feb 22, 2013 18:57 EST
The pope's official Twitter account, which has more than two million followers in nine languages, will close next week when Benedict XVI leaves office, Vatican Radio said Friday.
Oct 19, 2012 13:39 EDT
After a one-night truce that saw President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney trade jokes at a charity dinner, the two dashed back onto the trail Friday before prepping for their third and final debate.
Oct 19, 2012 04:13 EDT
Barack Obama mocked his damaging "nap" in the first debate and Mitt Romney lampooned the president's jobs record Thursday, as the White House foes cloaked hostility with humor at a fabled charity dinner.
Sep 06, 2012 20:00 EDT
Timothy Dolan took a swipe at Democrats' support for gay marriage in his closing benediction at the DNC. New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan took a swipe at Democrats' support for gay marriage in his closing benediction at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) on Thursday. The convention, which closed Thursday with President Barack Obama accepting the party's nomination, has been described as the most gay inclusive yet. In addition to including a gay marriage plank in the party's platform, many Democrats addressing delegates embraced gay rights and in particular giving gay and lesbian couples the right to marry. Dolan, who is opposed to New York's gay marriage law, made a veiled reference to such unions in his closing prayer. ?Show us anew that happiness is found only in respecting the laws of nature and of nature's God. Empower us with your grace so that we might resist the temptation to replace the moral law with idols of our own making, or to remake those institutions you have given
Aug 27, 2012 20:00 EDT
Salvatore Cordileone, the Roman Catholic archbishop-elect of San Francisco, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. ?Salvatore Cordileone, the Roman Catholic archbishop-elect of San Francisco, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. According to the AP, Cordileone was taken into custody after being stopped early Saturday, August 27 in San Diego. The 56-year-old Cordileone apologized for his ?error in judgment? in a statement released Monday. Pope Benedict XVI named Cordileone, who has served as Bishop of Oakland since 2009, for the job as archbishop last month, and he is set to assume the position in October. Cordileone played an instrumental role in passage of Proposition 8, California's gay marriage ban. In 2008, Cordileone, then bishop of San Diego, reached out to help raise $1.5 million to get the measure on the ballot. He organized leading evangelical Christian leaders, such as the Rev. Jim Garlow of Skyline Church, to back the amendment. And he
Jul 27, 2012 20:00 EDT
The Vatican on Friday named Salvatore Cordileone as Archbishop of San Francisco. The Vatican on Friday named Salvatore Cordileone as Archbishop of San Francisco. Pope Benedict XVI's appointment of Cordileone, who has served as Bishop of Oakland since 2009, was announced in a statement released Friday morning. ?I'm humbled by the confidence that Pope Benedict XVI has placed in me by entrusting to me the pastoral care of the Archdiocese of San Francisco,? said Cordileone during a press conference. ?I am pleased to welcome Archbishop-elect Cordileone,? said outgoing Archbishop George Niederauer, who has served in the post since December 2005. ?And to assure him of our prayers, loyalty, support and cooperation, as well as our friendship and affection.? Cordileone played an instrumental role in passage of Proposition 8, California's gay marriage ban. In 2008, Cordileone, then bishop of San Diego, reached out to help raise $1.5 million to get the measure on the ballot. He also organized lead
Jun 11, 2012 00:03 EDT
Intrigue at the Vatican could weaken the chances of the next pope being an Italian, observers said, as memos leaked from the Holy See's corridors of power lift the lid on tensions between cardinals.
Jun 04, 2012 20:00 EDT
Cardinal Timothy Dolan has dismissed reports that he paid off priests accused of sexually abusing minors. Cardinal Timothy Dolan has dismissed reports that he paid off priests accused of sexually abusing minors. The charges were made in a New York Times article last week. ?Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York authorized payments of as much as $20,000 to sexually abusive priests as an incentive for them to agree to dismissal from the priesthood when he was the archbishop of Milwaukee,? the paper wrote. Documents unearthed by the Times reveal that the ?archdiocese did make such payments to multiple accused priests to encourage them to seek dismissal, thereby allowing the church to remove them from the payroll.? Dolan's New York Archdiocese spokesman, Joseph Zwilling, told the New York Post that there was no ?payoff? to pedophile priests ? only ?charity.? ?The New York Times does not have a reputation for fair and accurate reporting when it comes to this issue,? Dolan said after Mass on
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|The Most Reverend |
Timothy Michael Dolan
|Archbishop of New York|
|Predecessor||Edward Michael Egan|
|Ordination||June 19, 1976|
|Consecration||August 15, 2001|
|Other||Archbishop of Milwaukee (2002-2009)|
Auxiliary Bishop of St. Louis (2001-2002)
|Born||February 6, 1950 |
St. Louis, Missouri