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Students at St. Joseph's Academy In Bogota, N.J. reenact the Stations of the Cross (Credit: CBS 2)

Tri-State Area Residents Observe Easter Week Traditions

Cardinal Dolan sheds light on the Holy Thursday tradition of the washing of the feet as a New Jersey Catholic school reenacts the Stations of the Cross.

04/17/2014

Pope Francis (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Pope Francis Asks For Forgiveness Of Those Sexually Abused By Priests

Pope Francis made the off-the-cuff remarks after coming under criticism from victims’ advocacy groups for a perceived lack of attention to the problem and ongoing demands that he sanction bishops who covered up for pedophiles.

04/11/2014

Derek Jeter shakes hands with reporters and Obama administration staffers outside the West Wing of the White House on April 26, 2010. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Palladino: Derek Jeter, World’s 11th Greatest Leader? Sure, Why Not?

There are different kinds of leaders, after all. And the Yankees captain did his thing as well as any of the others on Fortune Magazine’s list did theirs.

03/28/2014

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

Pope Francis (R) is greeted by Pope emeritus Benedict XVI (L) as he leaves after appointing new cardinals at the consistory in the St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on February 22, 2014. (credit: VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)

Cardinal Dolan Reacts To Historic Ceremony As Pope Emeritus Arrives At St. Peter’s Basilica

Saturday marked the first time ever a past pope, a present pope and a number of cardinals who may be the next pope were all gathered together.

02/24/2014

Pope Francis waves after his general audience in St Peter's square at the Vatican on September 18, 2013  (credit: TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Pope Francis May Visit U.S. In Sept. 2015

“On background, Vatican officials are saying that Pope Francis has indicated that he wants to come to the United States in September 2015,” John Allen the National Catholic Reporter said.

01/24/2014

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, depart The Lindo Wing with their newborn son at St Mary's Hospital on July 23, 2013 in London, England. (credit: Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

The Top 13 ‘Talkers’ Of 2013

Of all the stories that made headlines this year, these kept you talking for days. It was difficult to limit this list to 13, but we did our best. We hope you enjoy taking a look back of some of the events that we were glued to over the past 12 months.

12/31/2013

A runner dons a 'Boston Strong' shirt while waving an American flag. (credit: Monica Miller)

The Top 13 News Stories Of 2013

We have a new pope, a new mayor-elect and more time to enjoy those large, sugary drinks. Here are our picks for the 13 biggest news stories from 2013, in order of when they occurred.

12/31/2013

Pope Francis delivers his Christmas Day message from the central balcony of St Peter's Basilica on December 25, 2013 in Vatican City. (credit: Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Pope Francis Celebrates First Christmas As Pontiff

Francis spoke from the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica to some 70,000 cheering tourists, pilgrims and Romans in the square below. He said he was joining all those hoping “for a better world.”

12/25/2013

Pope Francis named Time magazine's Person of the Year. (credit: Time)

Pope Francis Is Time’s Person of the Year

In only his first year, the pope was selected by the magazine’s editors as the person who had the greatest impact on the world, for good or bad, during 2013.

12/11/2013

Pope Francis  (credit: Luca Zennaro/AFP/Getty Images)

Prosecutor Warns Of Possible Mafia Threat Against Pope Francis

Pope Francis could be at risk from an organized crime organization, according to a leading anti-mob prosecutor who said he has also been the target of threats from the Mafia, according to a report on Religion News Service.

11/13/2013

Pope Francis caresses a child during his pastoral visit at St Francis of Assisi on Oct. 4, 2013. (FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

Thanks To Pope Francis, Explosion Of Interest In Catholicism Hits Long Island

Some are calling it the “Francis effect” — a boom in Sunday mass attendance and even in Catholic school enrollment. All the credit is going to the charismatic new pope.

11/12/2013

Pope Francis Visits Assisi

Students Hope Pope Will Visit St. Francis College In Brooklyn

Some Brooklyn college students have begun a campaign in hopes of a visit to the borough from Pope Francis.

11/09/2013

Pope Francis Visits Assisi

Pope Francis Orders Survey Of Roman Catholics’ Views On Church Teachings

In his latest move, Pope Francis has ordered bishops to do some survey work to find out what the faithful really think about the church’s teachings on marriage and family.

11/06/2013

Jesus' name is mispelled on a Vatican commemorative medal. (credit: CBSNews/Catholic News Service)

Pope Medals Recalled After Jesus’ Name Misspelled

The Vatican is recalling more than 6,000 papal medals after the name Jesus was misspelled as “Lesus.”

10/10/2013

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