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  • New 'Pope on a Plate' menu unveiled, reverently, at Rivera

    New 'Pope on a Plate' menu unveiled, reverently, at Rivera
    John Rivera Sedlar is one of the best cooks I know. And that’s partly because you can never guess where his head is going next. The one thing you can be sure of is that the result will be something beautiful. And there’s a good chance it...
  • Misreading Pope Francis

     Misreading Pope Francis
    Pope Francis' highly publicized recent interview with an Italian Jesuit magazine has ushered in a new era for the Roman Catholic Church — an era of record levels of misinterpretation of the pontiff's words, both by the liberal media and by...
  • Homeless during the holidays

    Homeless during the holidays
    Recently, in my old hometown in Montana, a man died of exposure. According to news reports, he was a Wal-Mart employee in the town of Miles City, homeless and living in his car when the weather plunged to 27 degrees below zero. We tend to shrug off...
  • $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...
  • 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...
  • Lawmakers approve gay marriage in Illinois

    Lawmakers approve gay marriage in Illinois
    Lawmakers approved gay marriage Tuesday in a historic vote that saw supporters overcome cultural, racial and geographic divides and put Illinois in line with a growing number of states that have extended the right to wed to same-sex couples. After...
  • The pope, the pill and the court

    Last week, the Supreme Court ruled that a group of Colorado nuns will not be required to offer contraceptive coverage to employees while pursuing its legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act. The nuns' action highlights the misunderstandings and...
  • Chicago archdiocese turns over 6,000 pages on clergy abuse

    Chicago archdiocese turns over 6,000 pages on clergy abuse
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago turned over nearly 6,000 pages of documents detailing clergy sexual abuse to victims' attorneys Wednesday, the same day church officials publicly reiterated concern for those who suffered and regret for their...
  • Homeless men invited to help Pope Francis celebrate birthday

    Homeless men invited to help Pope Francis celebrate birthday
    ROME -- Pope Francis boosted his down-to-earth image by inviting a group of homeless men to his Vatican residence to help him celebrate his 77th birthday. The group of men – four, according to some Vatican reports, three according to the Vatican&...
  • Priest abuse victims coping with pain: 'Horrible that they kept all this a secret'

    Priest abuse victims coping with pain: 'Horrible that they kept all this a secret'
    Joe Iacono wants to read the letters by himself so he can deal with the pain in private. Jim Laarveld wants to be by his son's side when Keith Laarveld sees the files for the first time. But Diana Houston laments that her son John took his life...
  • 'Saving Mr. Banks' saves our Christmas spirit!

    "Too caustic? To h--l with the cost, we'll make the picture anyway!" said the irrepressible Samuel Goldwyn. I am grateful to Ted Bowden for this quote, which I had never seen or heard before. And that is saying something, when we have had Mr. Goldwyn's...
  • Varsity scores: Dec. 20

    Varsity scores: Dec. 20
    Boys basketball   Lake Brantley 84, Father Lopez 72 Buzz: John Mooney had 41 points and Nick Martin had 18 for Lake Brantley (9-6). Malik Maitland paced Father Lopez with 42 points. Melbourne Holy Trinity 88, Lake Highland 79 Buzz:Jace Hogan had...