| Nov 1, 2013
| 7:00 AM
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....
| 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...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 12:36 PM
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...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:42 PM
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...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 3:58 PM
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...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 10:59 AM
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...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 9:39 PM
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...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 12:12 PM
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...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 10:49 PM
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...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
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...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
I applaud Chicago attorney Chris Connors' recent decision to donate the Internet domain name popefrancis.com to the new pontiff. While it's not clear if church officials will accept Connors' offer, they have said the pope will most definitely have a...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 4:15 AM
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...