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  • Ecumenical outreach was part of vision

    Pope John Paul II prayed in a synagogue and also met with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. He returned the relics of Orthodox saints and apologized for past church-inspired wrongs such as the Crusades, which caused widespread bloodshed in the Middle East, and the Inquisition, which led to the deaths of many Jews in Spain.
  • Crucial job awaits Cardinal Keeler at papal conclave

    When word of Pope Leo XIII's grave illness reached the United States in 1903, Cardinal James Gibbons booked passage on every steamship leaving for Rome, according to his biographers, lest he miss the opportunity to vote for the pope's successor. The...

    Elan Steinberg dies at 59; former head of World Jewish Congress

    Elan Steinberg dies at 59; former head of World Jewish Congress
    The son of Holocaust survivors, Elan Steinberg preferred to keep his family history private. But the fierce strategist and former leader of the World Jewish Congress was clearly motivated by it, according to observers, as he relentlessly pushed to...

    Theater review: 'Old Wicked Songs' at the Colony Theatre

    Margaret Gray reviews "Old Wicked Songs" at the Colony Theatre.

    Favorites of 2011: Chicago-area authors

    Favorites of 2011: Chicago-area authors
    At the end of this year, we stop to recognize the wonderful work put out by authors living in or originally from Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Here is the list of our favorite titles from 2011: "The Year We Left Home" by Jean Thompson An Iowa...