Pope John Paul II swept the opening day of the state powerlifting meets en route to boys' and girls' state championships in Division IV. The girls' team dominated the competition, winning first place in nine of the 11 weight classes. The boys' team

Pope John Paul II famously pressed political buttons, even being credited with helping to bring down Communism. John Paul II, whose papacy lasted 26 years, understood well the power of symbolism, linking arms in 1989 with Lech Walesa in an expression

The students at Cardinal Ritter say they're excited about the new pope, and their building, completed in 2003, has a connection to another pope. A school official says when Pope John Paul II visited St. Louis in 1999 he made special mention of a new

Pope John Paul II in Poland. I have covered far happier times for the Vatican. I reported on John Paul II's pilgrimage through his native Poland some three decades ago, and I have been thinking about this while watching the

The students at Cardinal Ritter say they're excited about the new pope, and their building, completed in 2003, has a connection to another pope. A school official says when Pope John Paul II visited St. Louis in 1999 he made special mention of a new