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  • U.N. report says Vatican shields sexual predator priests

    U.N. report says Vatican shields sexual predator priests
    ROME — The Roman Catholic Church has "systematically" protected predator priests, allowing tens of thousands of children to be abused, a United Nations committee said Wednesday in a scathing report that cast the first shadow over Pope Francis'...
  • Philomena Lee Meets the Pope

    The subject of the Weinstein Co.'s "Philomena" met Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday, an unusual encounter that added to the publicity surrounding the movie in the midst of the Oscar race. Philomena Lee, whose son was sold for adoption by nuns...
  • The U.N. goes too far in faulting the Vatican for its theology

    A United Nations committee made headlines this week when it released a report criticizing the Vatican — a nation-state as well as the center of Roman Catholicism — for allowing priests to abuse tens of thousands of children over the years. The...
  • In Theory: A campaign to include and not exclude

    "We should be known not by what we oppose, but rather by what we propose," said Rev. Samuel Rodriguez on the launch of his project called the Imago Dei. The campaign calls on evangelicals to recognize and affirm that undocumented immigrants, gays,...
  • Single mothers-to-be and gays fight firings from Catholic school jobs

    A pregnant Montana teacher who alleges that she was fired from a Catholic middle school because she was not married has hired a law firm in the latest conflict between religious doctrine and shifting societal values. Shaela Evenson, 36, was fired from...
  • Berlin Film Review: 'Stations of the Cross'

    A sense of humor is the last thing one expects in a dour German drama about the dangers of fanatical Catholicism, but thankfully helmer Dietrich Brueggemann and his sister Anna inject a touch of deliberate silliness into their script for "Stations of...
  • Activists draw attention to accusations involving 3 deceased priests

    Activists draw attention to accusations involving 3 deceased priests
    Three deceased Archdiocese of Chicago priests accused of sexually abusing minors were the focus of anti-abuse activists’ scrutiny Sunday that also drew attention to protocols church officials used to withhold their identities until last week....
  • Pope Francis has a few questions to ask you

    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 most...
  • 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......
  • 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...
  • 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...