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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • TV Review: Frontline's 'Secrets of the Vatican'

    Pope Benedict XVI's unprecedented retirement and subsequent enthusiasm surrounding Pope Francis has certainly stoked interest in the Catholic Church, an organization (with apologies to Dan Brown's readers) that remains shrouded in mystery. Yet PBS'...
  • Is Benedict helping Francis 'downsize' the papacy?

    Is Benedict helping Francis 'downsize' the papacy?
    Vaticanologists inside and outside journalism have been puzzling over the surprise appearance of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI at a ceremony Saturday at which his successor, Pope Francis, installed new members of the College of Cardinals. ABC News...
  • Letters: Anti-gay bill isn't very Christian

    Re "Arizona bill under fire from business," Feb. 23 What an amazing revelation: Four Roman Catholic bishops in Arizona are asking the faithful to support legislation that will give business owners the right to refuse service to customers who happen to...
  • Alec Baldwin abandons battlefield to paparazzi

    If you're like me , and I'm not advising it, you sometimes read the reaction to an article before you read the article itself. That's how my pity party for celebrity got started early Monday when I saw a New York Post article with the headline "Alec...
  • Pope Francis, just a common man with carry-on luggage

    Pope Francis, just a common man with carry-on luggage
    So, was that one small carry-on for a pope, one giant leap for Roman Catholics? Heading off Monday for his first overseas trip, Pope Francis demonstrated the common touch we heard so much about when he was elected pontiff: He waited in line to board,...
  • Pope Francis may clash on doctrine with young Brazilian Catholics

    RIO DE JANEIRO -- By all accounts, Pope Francis has already won over many hearts in Brazil with his simplicity and message of caring for the poor. But as he travels the country on his first overseas trip as pontiff, he will be speaking to a group of young...
  • Pope Francis urges social change in Brazil -- without violence

    RIO DE JANEIRO--Pope Francis on Saturday seemed to endorse Brazilian demonstrators who have filled the streets here in recent weeks, urging government leaders to work to redress severe social inequities that cripple society. But he also told young...
  • 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...