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Author Rebuts Criticism of Popes on Jews
Catholic News Service (16 July 2012)
Justus George Lawler’s “Were the Popes Against the Jews” effectively rebuts the negative critique of the popes of the 19th and 20th centuries in David Kertzer’s 2001 “The Popes Against the Jews” and in those of even earlier books by Daniel Goldhagen and John Cornwell. In so doing, Lawler makes a significant contribution to what has become an ongoing discussion among scholars and journalists. He carefully analyzes Kertzer’s presentation, showing where he fudges and manipulates historical facts and statements.

Catholic-Jewish Dialogue
Catholic News Service (16 July 2012)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholic and Jewish scholars heard presentations on a book that one bishop called “an important milestone in Catholic-Jewish relations” and discussed mutual problems of rising school tuition and threats to religious freedom during recent dialogue sessions.

New Pope ‘Figure of Unity’ for Catholics
Catholic News Service (13 March 2013)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and chair of CNEWA’s board, congratulated the newly elected pope, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina, who took the name Francis.

Argentina’s Cardinal Bergoglio Elected Pope; Chooses ’Francis‘
Catholic News Service (13 March 2013)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, the leader of a large urban archdiocese in Latin America, was elected the 266th pope and took the name Francis.

Text of Pope Francis’s Remarks from Balcony
Catholic News Service (13 March 2013)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Here is the English translation of Pope Francis’s remarks delivered from the balcony after his election as pope.

Timeline of the life of Pope Francis
Catholic News Service (15 March 2013)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Pope Francis was elected to succeed Pope Benedict XVI on 13 March by the conclave of cardinals.

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What's Next?
Pope Benedict XVI's historic announcement yesterday, the world has been asking a lot of questions about what the days ahead will bring.

Picture of the Day: The Pope Says Goodbye
igns salute Pope Benedict XVI with words of gratitude as he arrives to lead his final general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on 27 February. (photo: CNS/Paul Haring)

Picture of the Day: Farewell
Pope Benedict XVI addresses the College of Cardinals at the Vatican on 28 February, the final day of his papacy. (photo: CNS/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

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Picture of the Day: Sede Vacante
Workers remove the banner with Pope Benedict XVI's coat of arms after the pope's final public appearence as pope in the town square in Castel Gandolfo on 28 February (photo: CNS/Paul Haring)

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Picture of the Day: Waiting for the Conclave
The stovepipe that carries the smoke from burning conclave ballots and documents is seen in the Sistine Chapel after it was made ready for the 2005 conclave. (photo: CNS)

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Picture of the Day: Laying the Groundwork
Workers cover the floor of the Vatican's Sistine Chapel on 8 March in preparation for the papal conclave. Cardinal electors assembled in Rome will begin voting for the next pope 12 March. (photo: CNS/L'Osservatore Romano)

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Picture of the Day: The World Watches and Waits
Huddled in the rain, people in St. Peter's Square watch on a large television monitor as cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel to begin the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI on 12 March. (photo: CNS/Stefano Rellandini, Reuters)

Picture of the Day: Habemus Papam!
Newly elected Pope Francis I, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, greets the crowd from the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica. (photo: CNS/Paul Haring)