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  • Search begins for Cardinal Francis George's successor

    Search begins for Cardinal Francis George's successor
    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...
  • Jerusalem readies for Pope Francis' Holy Land tour

    Jerusalem readies for Pope Francis' Holy Land tour
    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...
  • The Rev. Howard A. Tuite, 1929–2014

     The Rev. Howard A. Tuite, 1929–2014
    Pallbearers at the funeral for the Rev. Howard A. Tuite were mostly friends he had ministered to over the course of five decades — some poor and some homeless — on the city's South Side. "To see who his pallbearers were, the very people...
  • Oregon's same-sex marriage battle divides people of faith

    PORTLAND, Ore. — When Jackie Yerby and a small band of devout Catholics go to the cathedral for Mass this Ash Wednesday, they will be sending an unmistakable message. Pinned to their lapels will be big white buttons that proclaim, "Catholic...
  • Fighting to be heard amid church's silence

     Fighting to be heard amid church's silence
    Amid the thousands of pages of despair in files documenting how Chicago church leaders in the past shielded pedophile priests, one name emerges repeatedly as a persistent, but frustrated, voice for the victims. She is, at times, referred to as Sister...
  • 'Noah': Russell Crowe, Darren Aronofsky meet Pope Francis

    'Noah': Russell Crowe, Darren Aronofsky meet Pope Francis
    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....
  • 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,...
  • Satanists anger Harvard's Catholics with plans for 'black mass'

    Satanists anger Harvard's Catholics with plans for 'black mass'
    No sympathy for the devil, indeed: Harvard and Boston-area Catholics are in an uproar over an independent student group's plans to hold a Satanist ceremony Monday evening as part of an ongoing series of events exploring other cultures. The Boston...
  • The devil goes up to Harvard, and Catholics complain

    The devil goes up to Harvard, and Catholics complain
    Should Harvard University have tried to stop a campus group from celebrating (or “reenacting”) a satanic “black Mass” scheduled for Monday evening in the basement of ┬áthe university’s Memorial Hall? I don’t think so,...
  • First redistribute Vatican wealth

    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...
  • Archdiocese to ordain new deacons on Sunday

    Archdiocese to ordain new deacons on Sunday
    The Archdiocese of Chicago will add seven permanent deacons to its ranks Sunday at a service officiated by Cardinal Francis George. Another deacon was ordained last weekend. The eight new deacons, seven from suburban parishes and one from Chicago,...
  • 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...