| Aug 9, 2013
| 12:21 PM
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...
| Sep 29, 2013
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...
| Dec 25, 2013
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...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 11:30 AM
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...
| 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 5, 2013
| 7:51 PM
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.
| Jan 30, 2014
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...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 7:15 PM
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...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 1:51 PM
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&...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 8:17 PM
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...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 2:30 AM
"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...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 7:53 PM
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...