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'Cowboy Pope:' Will Cardinal Dolan be Named this Week?

'Cowboy Pope:' Will Cardinal Dolan be Named this Week?
BY ISAAC BENJAMIN
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Since Pope Benedict XVI’s historic resignation, there has been widespread anticipation over the most spiritual of parlor games—guessing who will be elected the next leader of the Catholic Church.

In just a few short days candidates become household names, every day bringing forth yet another supposed frontrunner. This time around the rumored shortlist contains a familiar face. Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York is the first American to be widely considered a top papal candidate.

The electoral process, known as conclave, is a very private affair. Cardinals are sworn to secrecy under the threat of excommunication. Without the endless campaigning of other recent elections, the conclave presents an opportunity to strictly evaluate each cardinal’s resume. Analyzing their reputations, ideologies and personalities, each candidate represents a new direction for the Catholic Church.

 

Raffaele Sollecito, Amanda Knox's Italian boyfriend, to release memoir first

Raffaele Sollecito, Amanda Knox's Italian boyfriend, to release memoir first
BY WENDY EKUA QUANSAH
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

They say there are always three sides to a story: yours, mine and the truth.

For Raffaele Sollecito, another chapter is yet to be written about the charges he ...

Central American sugarcane workers dying from chronic kidney disease

Central American sugarcane workers dying from chronic kidney disease
BY TERI GATTO
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Tens of thousands of manual laborers in Central America are dying of chronic kidney disease (CKD). The victims are primarily sugarcane workers.

The Center for Public I...

U.S. issues Mexico travel warning before spring break

U.S. issues Mexico travel warning before spring break
BY JOHN SOLTES
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

In its latest warning, the Department of State urges Americans to take precaution when traveling to Mexico. The travel advisory, issued Feb. 8, is the strongest statem...

Stolen heart of St. Laurence O'Toole has Dublin cathedral dumbfounded

Stolen heart of St. Laurence O'Toole has Dublin cathedral dumbfounded
BY ANGELA DAIDONE
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

It is not the kind of item one can easily sell on eBay or in pawn shops.

So officials were shocked when they discovered that the heart of a 900-year-old saint was ...

Amanda Knox's legal troubles in Italy are not over yet

Amanda Knox's legal troubles in Italy are not over yet
BY TERI GATTO
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Italian prosecutors have appealed the murder acquittal of American-born Amanda Knox, who along with boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, was accused in the 2007 stabbing de...

Rodman and Kim Jong Un "Friends For Life" in North Korea

Rodman and Kim Jong Un
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

If the United States and Iran can come together in support of wrestling remaining part of the Olympics, is there a little room for basketball diplomacy with North Korea...

Biggest baby, 15 lbs., born in China: 'A big fat son' named Chun Chun

Biggest baby, 15 lbs., born in China: 'A big fat son' named Chun Chun
BY ANGELA DAIDONE
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Chun Chun only entered the world several days ago, but has already made the record books.

The baby, weighing in at 15.5 pounds, has gone on record as the biggest b...

Lasting Legacy of the Fukushima Rescue Mission: Part 4 - Living with the Aftermath

Lasting Legacy of the Fukushima Rescue Mission: Part 4 - Living with the Aftermath
BY ROGER WITHERSPOON
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM 

The large black sailor was naked in the middle of a roped-off area below decks, and he was none too happy.

“He kept saying ‘Not my boots, too. My wife jus...

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