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  • 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...
  • Pope Francis' none-too-subtle Vatican 'dress code'

    Vaticanologists — the Catholic version of Kremlinologists — are journalists and scholars who scrutinize even the most trivial actions for clues to the thinking of the pope. A subset of this group (in which I include myself) pays special...
  • Hey, Pope Francis: Some people would rather raise pets than children

    Hey, Pope Francis: Some people would rather raise pets than children
    When Pope Francis urged married couples not to substitute raising pets for having children — or risk growing old in solitude “with the bitterness of loneliness” — all I could think was: Get this man a pet. We’d have to...
  • 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...
  • St. Francis fetes its graduates

    St. Francis fetes its graduates
    One hundred and sixty-four young men from the St. Francis High School Class of 2014 graduated on Saturday on the school's Foothill Boulevard campus. Fr. Matthew Elshoff, OFM Cap., the Provincial of the Western American Province of the Capuchin...
  • Cardinal George gives video deposition in priest's abuse case

    Cardinal George gives video deposition in priest's abuse case
    Lawyers began recording the testimony of Cardinal Francis George on Thursday amid a widening scope of sex-abuse allegations against defrocked Roman Catholic priest Daniel McCormack, a precaution taken in the event that Chicago's archbishop's health...
  • Lawmakers ask S.F. archbishop not to attend anti-gay marriage rally

    Lawmakers ask S.F. archbishop not to attend anti-gay marriage rally
    San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone has made no secret of his stance on same-sex marriage. As chair of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops subcommittee for the promotion and defense of marriage, he backed an amendment to the U....
  • State Supreme Court Justice presides over same-sex wedding

    State Supreme Court Justice presides over same-sex wedding
    Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke, a Roman Catholic who has clashed with Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George, has presided over two gay weddings this year, including a double wedding last week. The double ceremony, held at Keith House in...
  • Israeli, Palestinian presidents to meet at Vatican for prayers

    Israeli, Palestinian presidents to meet at Vatican for prayers
    Israeli and Palestinian presidents meet in an unprecedented prayer meeting with Pope Francis on Sunday, a gesture he hopes will "re-create a desire, a possibility" of eventually relaunching the Middle East's stalled peace process. The Vatican has played...
  • Cardinal celebrates parish centennial ahead of bishops meeting

    Cardinal celebrates parish centennial ahead of bishops meeting
    Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George said Sunday he has submitted a report on the state of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago to the U.S. papal adviser, one more required step in the search for his successor. Speaking outside St. Ladislaus...
  • Pope Francis prays for peace with Israeli, Palestinian leaders

    Pope Francis made an unprecedented bid for peace in the Holy Land on Sunday by hosting a prayer meeting at the Vatican with the presidents of Israel and Palestine Authority. Weeks after the last round of U.S.-backed peace talks failed, Francis...
  • Palestinians hope Pope Francis' visit will be catalyst for statehood

    Palestinians hope Pope Francis' visit will be catalyst for statehood
    Although Pope Francis has insisted that his upcoming visit to the Holy Land is "strictly religious," many Palestinians are hoping the visit will have political ramifications, drawing attention to their plight and speeding up efforts to establish an...