| Feb 23, 2014
| 12:12 PM
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...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Walking slowly, with the aid of a retractable cane, Philomena Lee, the 80-year-old Irishwoman who inspired the Oscar-nominated drama "Philomena," appeared under the towering marble rotunda of Los Angeles' City Hall this month to receive the latest of...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 4:15 AM
The Vatican announced this morning that Pope Francis has named a new auxiliary bishop for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Miami.
The new auxiliary bishop is Monsignor Peter Baldacchino, who has been serving as chancellor of the Mission of Turks and...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 9:08 AM
At an anti-abortion rally last Sunday, Cardinal Francis George proclaimed to a downtown crowd of thousands that culture and societies can change.
"Because you tell the truth, the pro-life movement can come in from the cold," said Chicago's shivering...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 6:21 PM
Three deceased Archdiocese of Chicago priests accused of sexually abusing minors were the focus of anti-abuse activists’ scrutiny Sunday that also drew attention to protocols church officials used to withhold their identities until last week....
| Feb 9, 2014
| 12:30 PM
A sense of humor is the last thing one expects in a dour German drama about the dangers of fanatical Catholicism, but thankfully helmer Dietrich Brueggemann and his sister Anna inject a touch of deliberate silliness into their script for "Stations of...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 11:00 AM
A pregnant Montana teacher who alleges that she was fired from a Catholic middle school because she was not married has hired a law firm in the latest conflict between religious doctrine and shifting societal values.
Shaela Evenson, 36, was fired from...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 10:15 AM
"We should be known not by what we oppose, but rather by what we propose," said Rev. Samuel Rodriguez on the launch of his project called the Imago Dei.
The campaign calls on evangelicals to recognize and affirm that undocumented immigrants, gays,...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 6:49 PM
CHICAGO — Thousands of pages of secret church documents released Tuesday as part of a court settlement provide an unprecedented look at how the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago for years failed to protect children from abusive priests.
| Jan 22, 2014
| 6:53 AM
Pope Francis and President Barack Obama are scheduled to meet on March 27. They have several issues to keep the conversation lively including income inequality, the Middle East, and abortion.
Religion News Service reporter David Gibson gives the rundown...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 10:00 PM
The story may feel old.
For years now, it's been the stuff of documentaries, books and TV shows.
The Catholic priests who preyed sexually on children. The other priests who didn't do enough to stop it. The decades in which the Catholic hierarchy acted...
| Jan 23, 2014
When stories surface of children being sexually abused, most parents have two responses: horror and avoidance.
The interest is obvious. What you learn may protect those you love, and protect others you don't know.
But such stories come with a cost, as...