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  • 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...
  • Woman behind 'Philomena' story steps into spotlight for two campaigns

    Woman behind 'Philomena' story steps into spotlight for two campaigns
    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...
  • Pope names new auxiliary bishop for Miami archdiocese

    Pope names new auxiliary bishop for Miami archdiocese
    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...
  • Church revelations leave faithful 'disappointed, saddened'

     Church revelations leave faithful 'disappointed, saddened'
    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...
  • Activists draw attention to accusations involving 3 deceased priests

    Activists draw attention to accusations involving 3 deceased priests
    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....
  • Berlin Film Review: 'Stations of the Cross'

    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...
  • Single mothers-to-be and gays fight firings from Catholic school jobs

    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...
  • In Theory: A campaign to include and not exclude

    "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,...
  • New priest abuse documents detail Chicago archdiocese wrongdoing

    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. The...
  • The Pope and the President meet in March

    The Pope and the President meet in March
    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...
  • Sins of fathers stain the church

      Sins of fathers stain the church
    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...
  • Deeds, not words, are what's needed from church hierarchy now

    Deeds, not words, are what's needed from church hierarchy now
    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...