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  • Pope Francis Asking Thorny Questions

    Imagine the pope is coming to dinner. He'll be taking the bus, and he doesn't want you to make a big fuss. It's Francis, after all, the "world's parish priest." There's a bit of an agenda to his visit. He wants to ask how you feel about some of the...
  • $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...
  • Pope Francis Making Rich Uncomfortable

    For all his humble charm, Pope Francis has been getting under the thin skin of some rich members of his flock. As F. Scott Fitzgerald remarked, the rich are different from you and me. They expect deference and coddling, especially for their charitable...
  • Guess Who's On The 'Mormon' Bandwagon

    Guess Who's On The 'Mormon' Bandwagon
    Here’s the pickle: The biggest Broadway hit of the new century celebrates (yay!) and mocks (uh-oh) your religion. What’s a latter-day church to do? If the show was “The Book of Mormon” and you were The Church of Jesus Christ of...
  • Cannibalism, geometry and bad Vatican spellers

    Cannibalism, geometry and bad Vatican spellers
    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...
  • 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...
  • Holiday-season movie releases

    Holiday-season movie releases
    WEDNESDAY, NOV. 6 A Case of You A young writer smitten with the barista at his local coffee shop scours her Facebook profile for intel and tries to transform himself into her dream guy. With Justin Long and Evan Rachel Wood. Written by Long....
  • Top 10 most-talked-about people, topics on Facebook in 2013 [Photos]

    Top 10 most-talked-about people, topics on Facebook in 2013 [Photos]
    What do Pope Francis, the royal baby and Miley Cyrus all have in common? They each made it into Facebook's "Most Talked About in 2013" list. To celebrate the end of 2013, Facebook released a number of end-of-year lists on Monday. The lists include the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Greg Schwem: One wrong turn from changing history

    Pope Francis recently completed his first international trip, a weeklong jaunt to Brazil that included adulation, spirituality and, if you were the pontiff's chauffeur, utter embarrassment. Francis' driver, you may have heard, took a wrong turn while...