| May 15, 2014
| 12:30 PM
With their Muse Prods. shingle hanging on such edgy fare as "American Psycho," "Freeway," "Buffalo 66" and "Spring Breakers," producers Chris and Roberta Hanley are no strangers to controversy; however, there's something in the spring air this year that...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 5:01 AM
Pope Francis, in his Easter address before a huge crowd, on Sunday denounced the "immense wastefulness" in the world while many go hungry and called for an end to conflicts in Syria, Ukraine and Africa.
"We ask you, Lord Jesus, to put an end to all...
| May 28, 2014
| 4:32 PM
You know how to play by now. Select your favorites --funniest, most apt -- and post them in comments by number, with a short refresher word or phrase, as in "13, casual Friday") This helps me cull the list and......
| May 7, 2014
At what point does the Roman Catholic Church declare that molesting and abusing children ("Vatican panel on sexual abuse meets, plans to tackle church coverups," May 3) is not just a moral issue but a legal one, and a felony that certainly should be...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 1:47 PM
Following days of conflicting reports whether Russell Crowe would get his wish to meet with Pope Francis, the "Noah" star did make the pontiff's acquaintance on Wednesday, albeit briefly, at Francis' weekly audience in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City....
| May 13, 2014
| 2:30 AM
I have great respect for the humility displayed by Pope Francis, but in his latest call for the "legitimate" redistribution of wealth, he has it backward. Instead of taking more money from those who have earned it, he should advocate for creating new...
| May 17, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Italian digital distributor Nexo Digital is making its first foray as an international distributor at Cannes where it is selling selected territories on the digitally restored version of "A Hard Day's Night," and also on docu "Vatican Museums 3D," for...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 12:39 PM
As Cardinal Francis George battles cancer and prepares to step down as archbishop of Chicago, Roman Catholics are turning to the question of who will take his place.
A great deal is at stake with this appointment. The next archbishop of Chicago will...
| May 19, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Way back in 1998, Chris and Roberta Hanley's Muse Prods. was at the center of a Cannes fest casting brouhaha that involved Leonardo DiCaprio and their film version of Bret Easton Ellis' "American Psycho." Leo didn't wind up in the picture, but the Mary...
| May 12, 2014
| 9:18 PM
As much as Chicago's Roman Catholics believe the selection of the city's next archbishop will be guided by the Holy Spirit, experts and history point to other forces, such as demographics and local politics, that help shape such decisions.
| May 22, 2014
| 6:12 PM
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago could have a new leader before the end of the year, according to an unusually candid announcement Thursday that the search for the area’s next archbishop is under way.
That could make Cardinal Francis...
| May 23, 2014
| 10:32 AM
Days ahead of Pope Francis’ arrival in Jerusalem as part of his pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Israeli authorities put the finishing touches on preparations for the visit, smoothing out protocol on pomp, protection and politics.
Half a century after...