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  • Mayo: Does Bob Coy owe churchgoers explanation?

    Mayo: Does Bob Coy owe churchgoers explanation?
     A lot of people have described Pastor Bob Coy of Calvary Chapel as a kind of religious rock star. Using charisma and personality, he built the Fort Lauderdale branch of Calvary into a megachurch, a sprawling regional and multimedia power that did a lot...
  • Pope Francis asks victims of clerical sex abuse for forgiveness

    Pope Francis asks victims of clerical sex abuse for forgiveness
    ROME -- Pope Francis on Friday made his first public plea for forgiveness on behalf of priests who have abused children. “I feel compelled to personally take on all the evil which some priests -- quite a few in number, [although] obviously not...
  • Cardinal George celebrates Palm Sunday Mass at Holy Name

    Cardinal George celebrates Palm Sunday Mass at Holy Name
    Appearing to strike a balance between participating in Holy Week and following doctors' orders, Cardinal Francis George was at Palm Sunday Mass but avoided close contact with parishioners. "I will not be able to greet everybody as I like to do …...
  • Obama: Religious intolerance has 'no place in our society'

    Obama: Religious intolerance has 'no place in our society'
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama on Monday called on Americans to stand up against religious bigotry as he offered his support to the families of those killed in shootings at two Jewish community centers in the Kansas City area. “Nobody should have...
  • Diversity, enthusiasm pulse through Palm Sunday gathering in Federal Plaza

    Diversity, enthusiasm pulse through Palm Sunday gathering in Federal Plaza
    A Palm Sunday gathering in Federal Plaza was notable both for its casual tone and its enthusiasm. About 40 young adults stood in a circle under the flamingo sculpture, sang contemporary Christian music with acoustic-guitar accompaniment and added a...
  • Letters: Pope Francis gets little sympathy

    Re "Pope apologizes over abuse," April 12 It is great for Pope Francis to say he's sorry to those who suffered sexual abuse and to acknowledge the wrongdoing, but it is time for action. No more words, please. Children are being abused now by priests,...
  • Priest reinstated at Lakeview parish after allegation investigated

    Priest reinstated at Lakeview parish after allegation investigated
    A priest has been reinstated to a parish in the Lakeview neighborhood after an investigation concluded that an allegation of sexual misconduct against him "was unfounded," according to the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago. The Rev. Michael W. O'Connell...
  • Don't by fooled by pope's latest move: Carnival time is over

    For all its fascination with Pope Francis, the secular media haven’t paid much attention to a papal appointment that has stirred up the Catholic blogosphere. The no-frills pope has “confirmed” (reappointed) Msgr. Guido Marini as Master...
  • In Theory: Should churches take a position on fracking?

    In Theory: Should churches take a position on fracking?
    Having recently made legal claims to historical gas and mineral rights under vast tracts of British land, the Church of England has taken a position against those who oppose hydraulic fracturing, or fracking — the process of breaking up rock...
  • 'Nothing is ever without hope,' ailing George tells Catholics on Easter

    'Nothing is ever without hope,' ailing George tells Catholics on Easter
    Battling cancer and celebrating what could be his last Easter Sunday Mass as Chicago’s Catholic leader, Cardinal Francis George said he was in good spirits and that the holiday teaches “nothing is ever without hope.” “There&...
  • Syria's Assad pays visit to recaptured Christian town on Easter

    Syria's Assad pays visit to recaptured Christian town on Easter
    DAMASCUS, Syria – President Bashar Assad made a symbolic Easter visit Sunday to the heavily damaged town of Maaloula, a Christian landmark enclave recaptured from Islamist rebels last week by government forces. The president’s visit,...
  • Crowds flood Vatican City for dual papal canonization

    Tens of thousands of pilgrims were gathering here Saturday in heady anticipation of Sunday’s dual canonization of two of the most influential popes of recent times, John Paul II and John XXIII. It will mark the first time in the long history of...