Brazil beefs up security before popes visit World Cup

Brazil is beefing up national security in preparation for the July visit of Pope Francis, the FIFA World Cup next year and the 2016 Olympics. In a follow-up to controversial cleanouts of urban slums in Rio and other Brazilian cities, police are supplementing locally manufactured vehicles with anti-riot armored units made by South Africa's Paramount group. Delivery of the vehicles is to ...

Chinas Catholic body vs the Vatican

event, after all. Plus, you'll meet all the requisites of the zeitgeist: the Rising Power of China, The Clash of Civilizations, and the relative merits of America's muscular, tug-of-war democracy versus China's opaque, corrupt one-party system that strangely seems to get things done. March was even better. February 28 saw Pope Benedict XVI summon his last incantations before ...

Tigers pitching no match against talented Cardinal

The Tigers, who had lost four in a row and won't have sophomore pitcher Michael Benson for the remainder of the season due to a broken left hand suffered on Saturday at UC Riverside, were no match for No. 17 Stanford, falling 9-2 before 363 at Klein Family ...

India warns missionaries no evangelising no politics From the archive 17 April 1953

Mother Teresa, head of the Missionaries of Charity, cradles a baby girl at her order's orphanage in Calcutta, India in 1978. Photograph: Eddie ...

LDS missionaries now allowed to email friends priesthood leaders converts

The LDS Church is indicating that its full-time missionaries can now use email to communicate with friends, updating the previous policy that limited email correspondence to families and mission ...

Teachers in Edmonton Catholic Schools vote in favour of proposed deal

EDMONTON - Edmonton's Catholic teachers voted in favour of a proposed labour contract that calls for a three-year wage freeze and gives teachers a voice in setting classroom conditions.Greg Carabine, president of Catholic teachers local 54 of the Alberta Teachers' Association, said while it's"not the greatest deal, in the end it will help improve classroom ...

Cardinals-Pirates game rained out after 2 innings

Rain has wiped out Tuesday night's game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates.The storm hit at the end of the second inning with the Pirates leading 4-2, and the game was called after a delay of 1 hour, 24 minutes. No makeup date was immediately announced.The cancellation allows St. Louis starter Jake Westbrook to reset his ERA to 0.00. The right-hander has struggled against ...

Catholics divided after Pope Francis weighs in on radical feminist nuns

"radical feminist" Catholic nuns are weighing in on the latest meeting between the boundary-pushingsisters and Vatican officials, which some have described as thelatest chapter in ...

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