If the last two weeks help people to realize that holiness is the only acceptable standard for a Christian life, Cardinal O’Brien won’t have stumbled in vain.
The Easter Saturday broadcast has been described as Pope Benedict's last gift.
At least five of the cardinals who will vote in the conclave have a record of handling abuse cases that is less than exemplary.
Bishops have balked at provisions for lesbians, transgender and bisexual women within the Act.
The Rev Thomas Rosica has been drafted into the Vatican press office to assist during this extremely busy period. Here he reflects on his role.
Many UK children believe that Easter is the celebration of the Easter Bunny's birthday. The Christian egg spells out the real meaning.
Despite years of antagonism, President Chavez died reconciled with his Catholic faith.
The latest Pew Research Center poll shows a small majority in favor of married priests and a fairly even split on whether the Church should be more 'traditional' or 'modern.'
"They got slapped down," says one observer. "They were a convenient scapegoat."
The financial crisis that shook the world in 2009 may be fading into memory.
Jean-Baptiste Pham of Vietnam and John Tong Hon of Hong Kong are among five voting cardinals who have not yet reached Rome.
With the conclave ahead, excitement is building - as is the number of eccentrics around St Peter's Square.