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  • Springfield bishop calls for exorcism tied to gay marriage

    Springfield bishop calls for exorcism tied to gay marriage
    Bishop Thomas Paprocki of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield said he will offer prayers for "exorcism in reparation for the sin of same-sex marriage" at the same time Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to sign the same-sex marriage bill into law...
  • Pope Francis was once a bouncer

    Pope Francis was once a bouncer
    During a four-hour visit to a church near Rome on Sunday, Pope Francis shared with parishioners some of the finer points of his résumé, including a stint working as a bouncer. The Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, reported that the pope told a...
  • Rabbi cherishes time with Pope Francis

    Rabbi cherishes time with Pope Francis
    Should Isaac Serotta, rabbi at Lakeside Congregation for Reform Judaism in Highland Park, ever return to Rome, it will be hard to top his first trip there. Traveling last month with 19 Chicago-area rabbis as part of the Jewish United Fund Rabbinic...
  • Football | 2013 schedule

    WEEK 1 Friday. Aug. 30 Nonconference Ag. Science 22, Roosevelt 0 Buffalo Grove 28, Leyden 14 Douglass 12, Bronzeville 8 Dunbar at Bogan, at Gately DuSable at Aurora Christian, 7 Dyett at Marine, 4:15 at Rockne Evergreen Park 2, Little Village 0 (forfeit)...
  • Pope Francis, Mr. Popularity: Winner in polls, Time Person of the Year

    Pope Francis, Mr. Popularity: Winner in polls, Time Person of the Year
    Pope Francis, who's become known for being frugal and down to earth, must be blushing. The pontiff's Q rating is soaring with his status as Time's Person of the Year and the results of two new popularity polls. U.S. Catholics approve of the pope more...
  • Vatican survey raises hopes among Chicago faithful

    Vatican survey raises hopes among Chicago faithful
    The glimmer of hope came in a letter from her priest published in the parish bulletin. Since then, Virginia Mann, a sporadic churchgoer for more than 40 years, hasn't missed a weekly Mass at St. Matthias Roman Catholic Church in Lincoln Square. The...
  • Exorcism against same-sex marriage decried as 'political stunt'

    Exorcism against same-sex marriage decried as 'political stunt'
    Heads likely won't spin and demons probably won't hover as Bishop Thomas Paprocki of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield offers prayers for exorcism Wednesday in opposition to Gov. Pat Quinn's planned signing of Illinois' same-sex marriage bill....
  • 3 say defrocked priest abused them in new archdiocese lawsuits

    3 say defrocked priest abused them in new archdiocese lawsuits
    Three unidentified young men who say they were abused by Daniel McCormack, a defrocked Catholic priest who in 2007 pleaded guilty to several counts of criminal sexual assault, each filed separate lawsuits Tuesday in Cook County Circuit Court. The...
  • $3.15 million settlement reached in Archdiocese sex abuse lawsuit

    $3.15 million settlement reached in Archdiocese sex abuse lawsuit
    A $3.15 million settlement has been reached in a sexual abuse claim of a victim who said he was abused by the then-Rev. Daniel McCormack, who pleaded guilty in 2007 to multiple counts of criminal sexual assault. The victim filed the lawsuit in 2010...
  • Bronze 'Christ' in need of home

     Bronze 'Christ' in need of home
    The life-size sculpture of a homeless man on a bench, with all but his feet shrouded by a blanket, is intended to get the attention of anyone who takes a seat there. But closer examination reveals the most striking detail in the figure's exposed feet...
  • Groups lose nearly $300,000 from Catholic charity over gay marriage issue

    Groups lose nearly $300,000 from Catholic charity over gay marriage issue
    When a statewide immigrant-rights coalition endorsed same-sex marriage this past spring, 11 groups were given a stark choice by a Roman Catholic anti-poverty program: Leave the coalition, or lose their Catholic funding. Eight of the groups decided to...
  • Film Review: 'Band of Sisters'

    The path of social and political activism undertaken by many American nuns over the past 50 years is the subject of "Band of Sisters." Mary Fishman's admiring docu is more a general survey than a detailed history or portrait of individual personalities...