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January 19, 1998 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pope John Paul II named 22 new Roman Catholic cardinals Sunday, extending his conservative influence over the elite body of men who will choose his successor. Two of the new cardinals are Americans: Francis Eugene George, archbishop of Chicago, and James Francis Stafford, a former archbishop of Denver who now heads the Vatican's council on the laity. The pope announced the appointments during his regular Sunday blessing from his window over St. Peter's Square.
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January 19, 1998 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pope John Paul II named 22 new Roman Catholic cardinals Sunday, extending his conservative influence over the elite body of men who will choose his successor. Two of the new cardinals are Americans: Francis Eugene George, archbishop of Chicago, and James Francis Stafford, a former archbishop of Denver who now heads the Vatican's council on the laity. The pope announced the appointments during his regular Sunday blessing from his window over St. Peter's Square.
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February 22, 1998 | From Associated Press
Sitting in his golden chair, Pope John Paul II elevated 22 new cardinals Saturday, placing on their heads the red, three-cornered hats that symbolize their role as the "princes" of the church. The pontiff summoned the men--dressed in crimson cassocks, capes and socks--to lead the Roman Catholic Church into Christianity's third millennium. "You are called, along with the other members of the College of Cardinals, to help the pope guide the ship of St.
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May 22, 2004 | TIM RUTTEN
The great Jesuit theologian John Courtney Murray, whose 20th century reflections on religion and American democracy still are without equal, once wrote that "the law must countenance many evils that morality forbids." If that sort of nuanced religious thinking seems somehow novel, it isn't because it's absent from contemporary Catholicism's moral reasoning. It is, however, ignored in most of the mainstream American news media's coverage of the church.
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April 24, 2002 | LARRY B. STAMMER and RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Pope John Paul II, in a ringing denunciation of sexual abuse, declared Tuesday that there is no place in the Roman Catholic priesthood for those who molest the young. Speaking to an extraordinary meeting of cardinals summoned from the United States in the wake of the clerical sex scandal rocking the American church, John Paul called the abuse of minors both a civil crime and "an appalling sin."
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