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Cardinal Bertone's lavish 6,500-square-foot Vatican apartment

NCR Today: Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone's Roman apartment will be about 10 times bigger than Pope Francis' home once renovations are completed.

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Vatican denies 'personal involvement' of John Paul II in Maciel cases

Msgr. Sławomir Oder said investigations were carried out into the relationship between Pope John Paul II and Fr. Marcial Maciel Degollado, and there was "no sign of a personal involvement."

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Politics

Most voters favor prayer, minus Jesus, at public meetings

The U.S. Supreme Court will soon rule on the constitutionality of prayer at public meetings. But a new survey finds U.S. voters clearly favor prayer -- as long as the public prayer is generic and not...

Vatican

Editorial: New papal saints have flaws as well as greatness

The two popes elevated to sainthood April 27, John XXIII and John Paul II, embodied some of the ancient forces that have shaped the Christian community since its earliest days. Each, in different measure,...

Spirituality

Paying taxes is petty change, Morrie says

Soul Seeing: I went to a wedding in Paris, Kan., one weekend, and Bishop Morrie's Sunday homily stunned me. I had never heard a sermon on paying taxes before.

Morning Briefing

NCR Today: Indian priest runs for election; Oregon priest leaves Roman Catholic church; The common touch of Gabriel García Márquez; Canadian Catholic school contracts.

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Oregon priest leaves Catholic church, files legal demand for personnel files

Fr. James Radloff announced Tuesday that he is leaving the Roman Catholic Church for a breakaway denomination, the Evangelical Catholic Church.

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Paying taxes is petty change, Morrie says

Soul Seeing: I went to a wedding in Paris, Kan., one weekend, and Bishop Morrie's Sunday homily stunned me. I had never heard a sermon on paying taxes before.

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