| Oct 11, 2013
| 10:38 PM
College Football--Oklahoma vs. Texas, 11 a.m. (ABC); Missouri at Georgia, 11 a.m. (ESPN); Indiana at Michigan State, 11 a.m. (ESPN2); Memphis at Houston, 11 a.m. (ESPNEWS); Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech, 11 a.m. (ESPNU); Kansas at...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Habemus Papam! We have a pope! That was the word, or rather the words, from St. Peter's Basilica on Wednesday, and it wasn't just a worldwide church that had awaited the news, but the world itself. And the news was good, as in the Good News. For...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 2:19 PM
ROME — Italy is debating what to do with the body of Erich Priebke, the unrepentant Nazi war criminal who died in Rome last week at the age of 100.
Denied a church funeral in Rome by the Vatican, the former SS captain, who received a life sentence...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 1:10 PM
The bells of St. Julie will be ringing soon.
St. Julie Billiart Pastor Steve Lanza cannot pin down exactly when the bells at his Tinley Park parish will be ready but the base of the 60-foot bell tower and cross were erected earlier this month. There are...
| Sep 25, 2013
Thirteen states now allow same-sex marriage. Illinois isn’t one of them. Though the Illinois Senate passed the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act in February, the bill’s sponsors haven’t come up with the votes to pass it in...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 3:03 PM
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...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 6:35 PM
1. Brusly High School (BHS) 168.5
2. Clay High School (CLA) 107
3. St Paul School (STP) 105.5
4. Lincoln High School (LHS) 79.5
5. Mirianna High School (MHS) 77
6. Pace High School (PHS) 72.5
7. Arnold High School (AHS) 72
8. The Villages High...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 12:21 PM
When Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst of Germany traveled to India last year to minister to poor slum dwellers, he reportedly flew first class.
This year, renovations of the Roman Catholic bishop's church-owned residence in the city of Limburg ran...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 3:44 PM
Tuesday, Oct. 22
Chicago Public, Inter-City 1
Little Village at Maine, 5:30 at Lane
Chicago Public, Inter-City 2
Gage Park at Bronzeville, 4:15 at Eckersall
Juarez at Kelly, 4:15 at Rockne
Kennedy at Tilden, 4:15 at Stagg
| Oct 23, 2013
| 4:34 PM
SPRINGFIELD --- Religious groups opposed to gay marriage rallied Wednesday at the Capitol to encourage lawmakers to reject a measure that would grant same-sex couples the right to marry in Illinois.
The gathering came one day after gay marriage...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 12:36 PM
You could argue that Pennsylvania is lagging in any number of areas. Education. Bridge and highway repairs. Environmental protection. Access to health insurance.
But there are some things we would be happy to lag in, which made the implied criticism...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 9:11 PM
Whenever she has bad news for a family at the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center emergency room, Gabriela Perez says a little prayer to herself before stepping through the door.
A devout Roman Catholic nicknamed "Mother Teresa" by her co-workers,...