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  • Number of married Catholic priests may grow

    More married men may be serving as Catholic priests in the U.S. and Canada soon, but not because Pope Francis is about to relax the requirement that Latin Rite priests be celibate. Last week the North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological...
  • Praying for peace isn't enough

    Pope Francis has the answer to the cause of the endless strife in the Middle East: It's the devil. ("Pope Francis prays for peace with Israeli, Palestinian leaders," June 8) Who knew? If we could only find him and stop "the evil one" from messing up the...
  • The Week in Pictures | May 19 – 25, 2014

     
    Each week we bring you the very best of visual journalism. We begin in New York, where the National 9/11 Flag is carried by firefighters to the 9/11 Memorial Museum in ceremonies marking its official opening. The flag was flying from a building near the...
  • 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...
  • '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,...
  • 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...