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Pope Francis outside Rome on the one-year anniversary of his installation. (Credit: CBS 2)

Pope Francis Remains Humble One Year In

Pope Francis spent his one-year anniversary Thursday in prayer – staying in a sparsely-furnished room on a retreat with priests outside Rome.

03/13/2014

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

Former New York Bishop, TV Star Fulton J. Sheen Getting Closer To Sainthood

Sixty years ago, New York Bishop Fulton J. Sheen was one of the biggest stars on television. Now, he is one step closer to sainthood as a medical miracle was attributed to him.

03/07/2014

Holding the Rosary and praying (file/credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

New York Archdiocese Planning Some Parish Closures

The archdiocese is in discussions with its 368 parishes and expects to deliver recommendations to Cardinal Timothy Dolan by next summer.

11/19/2013

On Sept. 24, comedian Stephen Colbert appeared on Capitol Hill to testify about immigration policy and his brief work as a day laborer. (credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Stephen Colbert Cuts Up Crowd At Roman Catholic Charity Dinner

Not even the pope was immune Thursday night as Stephen Colbert cracked one-liners and took digs at luminaries from politics, finance and the media at a Roman Catholic charity dinner.

10/18/2013

Police are searching for Victor Wilson in connection with the theft of a statue from Our Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Freeport. (credit: CBS 2)

Long Island Church Recovers Stolen Statue, Police Search For Thief

The prayers of parishioners at a Long Island Catholic church have been answered now that their beloved statue has been recovered.

09/23/2013

Archbishop of New York cardinal Timothy Dolan arrives at the Paul VI hall for the opening of the Cardinals' Congregations on March 4, 2013 in Vatican City. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Dolan Welcomes Pope Francis’ Remarks On Homosexuality, Abortion

Cardinal Timonty Dolan calls Pope Francis a breath of fresh air.

09/22/2013

Cardinal Timothy Dolan (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Cardinal Dolan: Pope Francis ‘Wants To Shake Us Up’

The comments contained no change in church teaching, and the pope said reform should not happen quickly. Still, it was the pope’s clearest declaration yet of a break in tone and style from his immediate predecessors.

09/20/2013

Rev. Frank Caggiano (credit: Bridgeport Diocese)

Pope Francis Hand Picks New Diocese Of Bridgeport Bishop

Rev. Frank Caggiano, an auxiliary bishop in Brooklyn, will take over a post left vacant since the departure of Bishop William Lori, who was named Archbishop of Baltimore in March 2012.

07/31/2013

Pope Francis delivers first homily since being elected pope March 17, 2013 (credit: CBS 2)

Pope Francis Begins Papacy, Holds First Sunday Mass From St. Peter’s

Breaking with tradition, Pope Francis delivered off-the-cuff remarks about God’s power to forgive instead of reading from a written speech for the first Sunday window appearance of his papacy.

03/17/2013

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 16:  A journalist kisses newly elected Pope Francis during his first audience with journalists and media inside the Paul VI hall on March 16, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. The pope thanked the media for their coverage during the historic transition of the papacy and explained his vision of the future for the Catholic Church.  (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Pope Francis Sets Warm Tone During Meeting With Members Of The Press

Prior to meeting with the press Pope Francis prayed privately in the Vatican Gardens. He ended Saturday’s audience with a blessing for journalists and their families.

03/16/2013

Newly elected Pope Francis appears on the central balcony of St Peter's Basilica on March 13, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected as the 266th Pontiff and will lead the world's 1.2 billion Catholics.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Text Of Speech From Pope Francis

You all know that the duty of the Conclave was to give a bishop to Rome. It seems that my brother Cardinals have come almost to the ends of the earth to get him… but here we are. I thank you for the welcome that has come from the diocesan community of Rome.

03/13/2013

Cardinal Timothy Dolan (C) chats with colleagues on the eve of the start of a conclave on March 11, 2013 at the Vatican. (Photo by JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

Vatican City Gears Up As Cardinals Hold Final Talks On Eve Of Papal Conclave

On Tuesday afternoon, Cardinal Dolan and 114 other princes of the Church will enter the world-famous Sistine Chapel, which has been transformed into a papal polling place.

03/11/2013

Cardinal Dolan entering Our Lady of Guadalupe Church (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Cardinal Dolan Holds Mass In Rome Ahead Of Papal Conclave

Members of the Catholic Church worldwide spent this Sunday worshipping, before cardinals from around the world begin meeting to elect a new pope.

03/10/2013

Cardinal Timothy Dolan (credit: CBS 2)

Cardinal Dolan Prepares For Conclave To Elect New Pope

Last week, Pope Benedict XVI stepped down, making him the first pope in 600 years to retire from the papacy. The Catholic church is temporarily without a leader.

03/03/2013

People pass by a placard of the city of Rome in homage to Pope Benedict XVI on March 1, 2013 (Photo: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Dolan, Other Cardinals Say They Have Short List For The Next Pope

The papal succession process will start on Monday. That’s when cardinals will gather in Rome for formal meetings to set a conclave date to elect the next pope.

03/01/2013

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