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  • Pope Francis calls on Israel, Palestinians to back two-state solution

    Pope Francis calls on Israel, Palestinians to back two-state solution
    On a day bookended by visits to the sites of Jesus' birth and death, Pope Francis on Sunday called on Palestinians and Israelis to recognize that "there is simply no other way" than a two-state solution for them to coexist peacefully after decades of...
  • In Israel, Pope Francis says there is 'no other way' but peace

    Landing in Israel on his whistle-stop tour of the Holy Land, Pope Francis declared Sunday that “there is simply no other way” besides a two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians to live in peace in this violence-racked region. The...
  • Mayo: A tribute to Lois Cross, who gave richly to the poor

    Mayo: A tribute to Lois Cross, who gave richly to the poor
    Here's a reprint of my Sunday print column, a tribute to a special woman whom I always meant to write about after meeting. Better late than never... Lois Cross died the same week that Pope Francis made saints out of two former popes, which is fitting in...
  • Pope Francis prays at Bethlehem wall, calls for Middle East peace

    Pope Francis prays at Bethlehem wall, calls for Middle East peace
    Pope Francis made a surprise stop on Sunday at the wall Palestinians abhor as a symbol of Israeli oppression, and later invited presidents from both sides of the divide to the Vatican to pray for peace. In an image likely to become one of the most...
  • Pope Francis balances visits to Jewish, Muslim sites in Jerusalem

    A day after he threw his moral weight behind the establishment of a Palestinian state, Pope Francis paid tribute Monday at the grave of Theodor Herzl, the man whose dream of a Jewish homeland led to the creation of modern-day Israel. It was a finely...
  • Football: Cathedral wins appeal; new seven-team Serra League voted in

     The Southern Section Council voted Wednesday to accept the appeal of Cathedral and created a new seven-team Serra League that will be made up of Alemany, Chaminade, Crespi, Notre Dame, Bishop Amat, Loyola and Gardena Serra for football only. The...
  • In Theory: What advice would you give during commencement?

    Public and private schools of higher learning commonly hold commencement exercises this month, inviting speakers from all walks of life to address the new grads. In some cases, those speakers are religious leaders. In fact, students at the University of...
  • Percentage of Catholic Latinos in U.S. down 12%, Pew study finds

    Percentage of Catholic Latinos in U.S. down 12%, Pew study finds
    Buffeted by a rise in converts to other forms of Christianity as well as a falling away from religion entirely, the share of Latino Catholics in the United States continues to decline, a study released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center found. The...
  • Why Italy's singing nun is like (so many) movies

    Why Italy's singing nun is like (so many) movies
    Italy, as you may have heard, is in the throes of Sister-mania. That would be Sister Cristina Scuccia, a singing nun who has wowed audiences and judges with her pipes on the Italian version of “The Voice” these last few months. It’s...
  • Jesus in Congress: Actually, most of the prayers there are ecumenical

    Jesus in Congress: Actually, most of the prayers there are ecumenical
    On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that it was constitutional to begin government meetings with prayers, even if they are overwhelmingly Christian in character. The case involved invocations offered by guest chaplains at town meetings in Greece, N.Y....
  • The pope vs. Bibi on 'What Would Jesus Speak?'

    The pope vs. Bibi on 'What Would Jesus Speak?'
    One of the odder moments of Pope Francis’ recent pilgrimage to the Holy Land was an exchange with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The subject was what language Jesus spoke. According to Reuters: “Jesus was here, in this land. He...
  • Archdiocese of Chicago to ordain 12 priests this weekend

    Archdiocese of Chicago to ordain 12 priests this weekend
    Cardinal Francis George will ordain 12 new priests this weekend, the Archdiocese of Chicago announced Monday morning, including five men from the Chicago area. The archdiocese said the new priests will serve in parishes in Chicago, Blue Island,...