| Jun 14, 2013
| 11:15 AM
Given the rapidly evolving status of gay rights here in the U.S, where the Boy Scouts of America recently lifted a ban on gay youths and the Supreme Court prepares to rule on two same-sex marriage cases, John Oliver decided it was time to check up on the...
| Dec 2, 2012
| 3:57 PM
After greeting hundreds of parishioners at Queen of All Saints Basilica with handshakes, blessings and a smile, Chicago's Cardinal Francis George told the Tribune he expects to complete chemotherapy by early January.
But further tests will have to be...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 10:55 AM
The wait is over for Pope Benedict XVI's many Twitter followers, and they have been quick to respond to the much anticipated first tweet from his personal account Wednesday morning.
Using the handle @Pontifex -- meaning "bridge builder" in Latin -- he...
| Mar 29, 2013
When in Rome, the excitement swirling around the election of Pope Francis was contagious, even for those who weren't church-going Roman Catholics. My job was to convey that Eternal City-wide fervor to folks back home through stories, videos, live Webcasts...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 4:48 PM
The pope's former butler, Paolo Gabriele, was convicted Saturday of aggravated theft for leaking confidential papal documents and sentenced to 18 months in prison.
He was also ordered to pay the costs of the trial at the Vatican City courthouse.
| Oct 6, 2012
| 6:40 PM
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - A Vatican court convicted Pope Benedict's former butler of stealing sensitive documents and sentenced him to 18 months detention on Saturday, at the end of one of the most sensational trials in the recent history of the Holy See....
| Oct 18, 2012
| 3:21 AM
Pope Benedict XVI has named a new Archbishop to the Archdiocese of Indianapolis according to the Vatican's Press Office daily bulletin.
Bishop Joseph William Tobin, C.SS.R will be announced as the new Archbishop of Indianapolis at a 10 a.m. press...
| Oct 21, 2012
| 8:17 AM
VATICAN CITY -- Sunday was a big day for Catholics in North America. Thousands of miles away in Rome, Pope Benedict XVI named 17th century Mohawk Kateri Tekakwitha the first Native American saint.
Another newly named saint is Marianne Cope, a German-born...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 11:40 AM
The college of cardinals will get off to a late start Monday when they assemble for the first time to prepare for the next conclave, Chicago's Cardinal Francis George told reporters today.
George had expected the meetings to begin the day after Pope...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 3:06 AM
My wife and I visited Vatican City, the Vatican Museum and St Peter's Basilica last July when we were in Rome, so now I have a personal connection to the church. The Catholic Church is in a crisis that rivals the time when Pope Paul VI died in 1978 and...
| Oct 21, 2012
| 3:50 PM
In the 17th century, she was known as “Lily of the Mohawks,” a Catholic convert scarred by smallpox and ostracized by her tribe but unshaken in her faith.
After Sunday, she will be known as St. Catherine Tekakwitha, the first Native...
| Mar 4, 2013
Travel guides? Check. Passport? Check. Chicago baseball cap? Check.
So went the preparations of a Chicago religion reporter on her way back to Rome for a papal transition. After spending last week searching for Chicagoans also traveling to the Eternal...