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  • Springfield bishop calls for exorcism tied to gay marriage

    Springfield bishop calls for exorcism tied to gay marriage
    Bishop Thomas Paprocki of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield said he will offer prayers for "exorcism in reparation for the sin of same-sex marriage" at the same time Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to sign the same-sex marriage bill into law...
  • Pope Francis announces May pilgrimage to Holy Land

    Pope Francis announces May pilgrimage to Holy Land
    JERUSALEM--Pope Francis will visit the Middle East in May, he announced Sunday to believers gathered at St. Peter’s Square in Rome. "In the climate of joy typical of this Christmas period, I would like to announce that from May 24 to 26, God...
  • Vatican says pope's comments on gay couples don't mark policy change

    ROME -- Pope Francis has taken another step toward making the Catholic Church more inclusive by telling priests to rethink how they reach out to the children of gay and separated parents. But the Vatican warned Sunday against reading too much into the...
  • In Theory: What do you think of Pope Francis?

    Pope Francis has received praise from all quarters for pausing to hold a severely disfigured man. While receiving an audience in St. Peter's Square, Francis spent several minutes comforting and praying with the unnamed person, who sufferers from...
  • Ken Langone vs Pope Francis: Fat wallet, thin skin

    Ken Langone vs Pope Francis: Fat wallet, thin skin
    Is it a law of evolution that the fatter the wallet, the thinner the skin? The wallet of Ken Langone, the billionaire co-founder of Home Depot, is so fat he he must sit on it funny, yet there he was the other day, crabbing to CNBC about Pope Francis'...
  • Victims of priest abuse 'looking for accountability' in documents

    Victims of priest abuse 'looking for accountability' in documents
    In the 11 years since Kathy Laarveld learned her son had been molested by their parish priest, she has wanted the Catholic Church to come clean and disclose how it ultimately handled the allegations against its clergy. She didn't waver in her position...
  • In Theory: Thoughts on nursing babies in the church

    American mothers are choosing to breast-feed their babies in increasing numbers, with about 77% of infants being breast-fed at some point. Public breast-feeding is becoming more socially acceptable — but does that include church? “Breasts...
  • Cardinal George's gloomy forecast on gay marriage

     
    Chicago Cardinal Francis George had this to say in a letter that he asked be published in all area church bulletins over the weekend: There will be consequences for the Church and society that will become clearer as the law......
  • Pope Francis looks past Europe, U.S., for new cardinals

    Pope Francis looks past Europe, U.S., for new cardinals
    ROME -- Pope Francis named 19 new cardinals Sunday, including a bishop from Haiti and an archbishop from Burkina Faso, a choice the Vatican said showed Francis’ determination to focus on the poor. Overall, the pope’s first batch of...
  • Pope Francis decries abortion as 'frightful' sign of wasteful culture

    Pope Francis decries abortion as 'frightful' sign of wasteful culture
    LONDON -- Pope Francis decried abortion Monday as a sign of a wasteful modern culture that treats goods and people, including unborn children, as easily discarded commodities. In the annual papal “state of the world” speech delivered to...
  • Film Review: 'Band of Sisters'

    The path of social and political activism undertaken by many American nuns over the past 50 years is the subject of "Band of Sisters." Mary Fishman's admiring docu is more a general survey than a detailed history or portrait of individual personalities...
  • Vatican survey raises hopes among Chicago faithful

    Vatican survey raises hopes among Chicago faithful
    The glimmer of hope came in a letter from her priest published in the parish bulletin. Since then, Virginia Mann, a sporadic churchgoer for more than 40 years, hasn't missed a weekly Mass at St. Matthias Roman Catholic Church in Lincoln Square. The...