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  • What to expect now that we're expecting gay marriage

     
    Wednesday's print column So tell Uncle Chester: Don't worry, gay people don't want to marry you. Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Pat Quinn is scheduled to sign into law a bill that will legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois starting next June. Chicago's......
  • Pope Francis takes on 'trickle-down' economics

    Pope Francis takes on 'trickle-down' economics
    Pope Francis has released an “apostolic exhortation” that revisits some by now familiar themes of his pontificate. One is the need for a church that is “bruised, hurting and dirty because it has been out on the streets.” Another is...
  • Pope Francis as CEO

    Pope Francis as CEO
    By any standard Pope Francis' Brazil trip was a great success. Enthusiastic crowds clogged the routes of the papal motorcade and reportedly more than a million people were present for the pope's final Mass on Copacabana beach. The media no less than...
  • Pope Francis' woman problem

     Pope Francis' woman problem
    Last week, Pope Francis loosed a media tsunami by dropping a pebble of sanity into an ocean of religious angst. "If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has goodwill, who am I to judge?" he told reporters on the flight back to Rome after his...
  • New lawsuit filed alleging sex abuse by convicted ex-priest

    New lawsuit filed alleging sex abuse by convicted ex-priest
    Another person has come forward saying he was fondled by Daniel McCormack, the former Roman Catholic priest who was convicted of sexually abusing boys at his West Side parish. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Cook County Circuit Court, an unidentified...
  • Trying to put daylight between Obama and the pope

    Trying to put daylight between Obama and the pope
    Pope Francis is everyone's man of the year, so if you're a critic of President Obama you might want to try to portray the president as anti-pope. It sounds crazy, but that's exactly what two former U.S. ambassadors to the Vatican try to do in a bizarre...
  • Vatican observers look for thaw between Pope Francis, U.S. nuns

    Vatican observers look for thaw between Pope Francis, U.S. nuns
    When the Vatican censured an organization representing thousands of American nuns, it did so in part because the group had not spoken out enough against gay marriage and abortion. The Vatican said the Leadership Conference of Women Religious had...
  • Pictures in the News | Dec. 25, 2013

     
    Today we have a special Christmas edition of the Pictures in the News with traditional and off-beat celebrations from around the globe....
  • Pope Francis, Esquire's 'Best Dressed Man of 2013'

    Pope Francis, Esquire's 'Best Dressed Man of 2013'
    There’s a whiff of publicity stunt about Esquire magazine’s decision to name Pope Francis its “Best Dressed Man of 2013.”  But the magazine’s editors are pretty astute in recognizing that the pope’s “black shoes...
  • Francis analysis

     
    Among the fastest-growing groups in society were the nones – those indifferent to religion entirely. Especially among the young, Christians became increasingly identified with harsh judgments, acrid fundamentalism, the smug bromides of the...
  • Pope Francis calls for decentralized Catholic Church in manifesto

    Pope Francis calls for decentralized Catholic Church in manifesto
    ROME — Eight months into his headline-grabbing papacy, Pope Francis issued a wide-ranging manifesto Tuesday in which he sharply criticizes the excesses of capitalism and says he wants a decentralized Roman Catholic Church that is "bruised, hurting...
  • Pope Francis continues to afflict the comfortable

    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...