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  • Letters: The Vatican's new tone

    Letters: The Vatican's new tone
    Re "Pope wants to shift focus to mercy," Sept. 20 There is much more than a change of tone in the recent statements of Pope Francis. The tone is pastoral, and the substance is one of old-fashioned charity and humility. The Romans used to remark...
  • Catholic Church dropping its obsession with 'pelvic zone' issues

     
    Story: Tullio M. Puglia/ Getty Images, July 2013 Pope Francis said the Catholic Church must shake off an obsession with teachings on abortion, contraception and homosexuality or risk the collapse of its entire moral edifice, "like a house of cards."......
  • 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 calls abortion a product of a 'throwaway culture'

    ROME --  After expressing frustration with the Roman Catholic Church’s focus on hot-button doctrinal issues, Pope Francis launched a stinging attack on abortion Friday, calling it the product of a “throwaway culture.” “Every baby...
  • No bull: Pope Francis in his own words

     
    Excerpts below from: Pope Francisco writes to La Repubblica: "An open dialogue with non-believers" (Sept. 4, 2013) Encyclical letter Lumen Feidei of the Supreme Pontiff Francis to the bishops, priests, deacons, consecrated persons and the lay faithful. On...
  • Archbishop Thomas Wenski

    Archbishop Thomas Wenski
    Last week: The extraordinary call of Pope Francis for prayer and fasting to avert the folly of U.S. military intervention in Syria. He called for a political — not a military solution to the humanitarian crisis that is Syria today, with two...
  • 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 offers a small olive branch to those of little faith

     
    Here’s what I believe: If there’s an afterlife with a gatekeeper, that gatekeeper won't be concerned with what you thought, but with what you did. Were you kind? Were you generous? Were you loyal? Were you honest? Were you fair?......
  • What's in a name? A lot when a pope chooses it

    Habemus Papam! We have a pope! That was the word, or rather the words, from St. Peter's Basilica on Wednesday, and it wasn't just a worldwide church that had awaited the news, but the world itself. And the news was good, as in the Good News. For...
  • A breath of fresh air from the Vatican

    A few words on the new pope. Since ascending to the papacy in March, the former Jorge Mario Bergoglio has managed to surprise and impress the religious and irreligious alike by living a brand of faith seldom seen on the public stage. Pope Francis insists...
  • Reality check on Pope Francis

     
    The Age (Australia) reports: Dissident priest Greg Reynolds has been both defrocked and excommunicated over his support for women priests and gay (marriage) - the first person ever excommunicated in Melbourne, he believes. The order comes direct from...
  • Popes John Paul II, John XXIII to be canonized together in April

    LONDON – The pope who tried to modernize the Roman Catholic Church and the one who directed its moral force against godless communism will be officially declared saints next April, the Vatican announced Monday. John XXIII and John Paul II are to...