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Pope seeks to bring faith to 'ends of the Earth'

Pope seeks to bring faith to 'ends of the Earth'

VATICAN CITY | Pope Francis baptized 10 people Saturday and urged them to bring their faith "to the ends of the Earth" as he presided over an Easter Vigil in St. Peter's Basilica.

April 19, 2014 4:15 pm
Pope to baptize 10 people in Easter Vigil

Pope to baptize 10 people in Easter Vigil

Pope Francis holds the Holy Gospel as he celebrates the Easter vigil service on Saturday in St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican.

April 19, 2014 3:06 pm
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March 16, 2014 12:00 am

2 popes on hand in historic 1st cardinal ceremony

VATICAN CITY | In an unprecedented blending of papacies past, present and future, retired Pope Benedict XVI joined Pope Francis at a ceremony Saturday to formally install new cardinals who will elect their successor.

February 22, 2014 3:00 pm

Pope will make mark on U.S. church through Chicago

When he turned 75, Cardinal Francis George did what the Roman Catholic Church expects of its bishops. He submitted his resignation so the pope could decide how much longer the cardinal would serve.

January 30, 2014 1:27 pm
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January 06, 2014 12:00 am

Correction

A story in Monday's editions about Northwest Indiana Catholics' opinions about Pope Francis incorrectly identified the chaplain and member of the board of trustees for Bishop Noll Institute who is quoted in the story. His name is the Rev. Kevin Scalf. The priest named in the story is a forme…

December 30, 2013 4:17 pm
Area Catholics praise Pope Francis in first year as leader of church

Area Catholics praise Pope Francis in first year as leader of church

Though Pope Francis has been the leader of the Catholic Church for less than a year, many Catholics in Northwest Indiana report an overwhelming positive response to the new leadership.

December 29, 2013 7:21 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Poverty takes a huge toll on our region

GUEST COMMENTARY: Poverty takes a huge toll on our region

Twenty years ago, when our region first developed a Quality of Life Indicators Report, the founders of the report recognized the harmful impact poverty has on all who call our region home. The latest version of the report shows that since 2000, the poverty rate has increased in Lake, Porter …

December 22, 2013 12:00 am
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December 15, 2013 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: U.S. headed in right direction on LGBT rights

YOUNG VOICES: U.S. headed in right direction on LGBT rights

The teenage generation is usually generalized as more liberal, or just more accepting, than the preceding generations.

October 14, 2013 12:00 am
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September 17, 2013 12:00 am

Local priest gets audience with 'pope of the people'

Like many people who meet Pope Francis I, a region priest says he was struck by the pontiff's humanity when the two met last month in Rome.

June 15, 2013 7:00 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Pope, like saint, marks turning point for church

GUEST COMMENTARY: Pope, like saint, marks turning point for church

Pope Francis is the first pontiff to reach into the 13th century and choose the name of a humble Christian called St. Francis of Assisi. How significant for the Catholic Church and for Orthodox and Protestant Christians!

April 21, 2013 12:00 am
Hammond woman recalls meeting Pope Francis at church conferences in Argentina

Hammond woman recalls meeting Pope Francis at church conferences in Argentina

HAMMOND | As the world learned a cardinal from Argentina would become the new head of the Catholic Church, a Hammond woman immediately recognized the name as a bishop she had met in the 1990s while living in the Latin American country.

March 19, 2013 6:00 pm Photos

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Hammond woman recalls meeting Pope Francis at church conferences in Argentina

Hammond woman recalls meeting Pope Francis at church conferences in Argentina

Alejandra Keefe, of Hammond and originally from Argentina, sits in a pew at St. John Bosco Church in Hammond. Keefe met Pope Francis, then-Bishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio, twice during theological seminars when she was 19 and 20 years old in Argentina. "It was a big shock that they elected him.…

March 19, 2013 3:30 pm
Hammond woman recalls meeting Pope Francis at church conferences in Argentina

Hammond woman recalls meeting Pope Francis at church conferences in Argentina

Alejandra Keefe, of Hammond and originally from Argentina, sits in a pew at St. John Bosco Church in Hammond. Keefe met Pope Francis, then-Bishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio, twice during theological seminars when she was 19 and 20 years old in Argentina. "It was a big shock that they elected him.…

March 19, 2013 3:30 pm

Pope Francis Inauguration Mass

Crowds gather in St. Peter's Square for the inauguration Mass for Pope Francis at the Vatican on Tuesday.

March 19, 2013 2:46 pm
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