| May 1, 2013
Cardinal Francis George has long preached about the dangers of secularization and the American government's failure to recognize religious institutions for their role in the public sphere.
Now a municipal battle over whether churches and charities in...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 5:08 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago aldermen have proposed a compromise to religious leaders who say that paying their water bill after decades of a blanket exemption will rob them of the resources necessary to provide social services.
On Sunday, city...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 11:05 AM
He wades into crowds without hesitation, shaking hands and kissing babies. He cracks jokes and delivers unscripted remarks, to the occasional dismay of staffers scrambling to keep up.
Four months in office, Pope Francis is engaged in what seems like a...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 9:02 AM
ROME — Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican’s outgoing secretary of state, has denounced what he calls the “crows and vipers” at work within the Vatican and appeared to suggest that former Pope Benedict should share some of the...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 2:43 PM
RIO DE JANEIRO -- In the favela, or slum, that served as a centerpiece of Pope Francis’ pilgrimage to Brazil, there was little sign Sunday that he’d ever been there.
The St. Jeronimo Emiliano church where the pope prayed on Thursday in the...
| May 7, 2013
| 11:02 AM
The Catholic Athletic Assn. was on the verge Tuesday morning of approving new football leagues beginning with the 2014-15 sports season. There were 26 schools represented, and 14 votes were needed to pass one of the 10 proposals submitted. Two......
| Sep 6, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Make it two.
The Petoskey High School varsity football team picked up its second straight win of the season Friday as they rolled past Hastings, 41-14, in a non-league contest at Curtis Field.
The Northmen, who are 2-0 to start the season for a fifth...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 11:46 AM
Faith leaders respond to President Obama's speech on Syria:
"I applaud President Obama for his strong moral stand against chemical weapons and his readiness to take military action. The question is not just whether or not we act but whether our...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 1:32 PM
Pope Francis resolutely condemned the use of chemical weapons in a message to his nearly 3 million Twitter followers on Tuesday, but has made it clear in recent days that he opposes military retaliation against Syria for the government's alleged use of...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 4:53 PM
RIO DE JANEIRO - Pope Francis wrapped up his first overseas trip Sunday with one of the largest papal Masses in recent history and a final entreaty for Catholic youth and their ministers to get out and spread the faith.
The pope’s flight to Rome...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 6:46 AM
Pope Francis reached out to gays on Monday, saying he wouldn't judge priests for their sexual orientation in a remarkably open and wide-ranging news conference as he returned from his first foreign trip.
"If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 2:35 PM
In an interview with journalists on his flight back to Rome, Pope Francis said: “When I meet a gay person, I have to distinguish between their being gay and being part of a lobby. If they accept the Lord and have goodwill, who am I to judge them?...