| Feb 7, 2014
| 11:00 AM
A pregnant Montana teacher who alleges that she was fired from a Catholic middle school because she was not married has hired a law firm in the latest conflict between religious doctrine and shifting societal values.
Shaela Evenson, 36, was fired from...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 12:03 PM
JERUSALEM -- Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jewish men protested across Israel on Thursday against the government's plans to draft them into the military.
Carrying signs and chanting slogans pledging to resist enlistment, the demonstrators shut down...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 3:34 AM
* Seminary students spared army conscription, get benefits
* New law ending decades-old army exemptions seen in weeks
* Many Israelis resent special treatment of ultra-Orthodox
By Maayan Lubell
JERUSALEM, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Israel's Finance Ministry...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 8:05 AM
The Archdiocese of Chicago has granted a reprieve to two of the six struggling Catholic schools slated to close by the end of the schools, according to clergy and parents at both schools.
St. Christopher Catholic School in Midlothian and Our Lady of...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 12:58 PM
St. Bernadette Catholic School in Evergreen Park is the sixth elementary school in the Chicago Archdiocese named as being slated to close at the end of the school year, with more possibly joining that list before the end of the month.
Families and staff...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 9:35 AM
A Catholic school in the Hegewisch neighborhood on the Southeast Side is the latest to be identified as one of a half-dozen schools slated for closing by the Chicago archdiocese this year.
Krista Wilkinson, principal of St. Florian Catholic School,...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Six elementary schools in the Chicago Archdiocese are slated to close at the end of the school year, and more could join that list before the end of the month, officials said Thursday.
Sister Mary Paul McCaughey, superintendent of Chicago Catholic...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 8:51 AM
After three seasons as an assistant wrestling coach at Wyoming Seminary, a powerhouse program in Kingston, Pa., Andrew Lacroix became a head coach for the first time when he took over at St. Vincent Pallotti High before the 2012-13 season.
| Dec 17, 2013
| 1:34 PM
Monsignor Edward Michael Miller, the longtime pastor of St. Bernardine's Roman Catholic Church who was recalled as the "shepherd" of West Baltimore, died Sunday as he prepared to say Mass. He was 68.
Monsignor Miller was found by parish members when he...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 8:20 AM
When Our Lady of the Angels Chapel was built and dedicated in the early 20th century, it was surrounded by the rolling hills and open countryside of a farm that served as a retreat for the members of the Catholic order of the Sulpician Fathers.
| Dec 7, 2013
| 6:57 AM
Two of the simplest words in the English language and for Verne Lundquist they represent one the veteran broadcaster’s most cherished moments.
“It has to be the 1986 Masters,” said Lundquist, 73, when asked to name his...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 3:48 PM
MEXICO CITY — It is a distressingly common part of life in modern Mexico: the bullying phone call demanding that the person who answers pay up — or else. Businesses get the extortion calls. Families get them.
And now, apparently, so has...