| Sep 15, 2013
| 9:37 AM
Last week: In the world of sports, the U.S. Men’s National Team qualified for the 2014 FIFA World Cup this week with a 2-0 win over Mexico. This will be the seventh-consecutive FIFA World Cup appearance for the U.S. MNT.
Looking ahead: The...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 2:24 PM
President Barack Obama this month asked Congress to authorize punitive military action in Syria. He made the request in response to the Assad regime's alleged use of chemical weapons near Damascus.
Q: How would your faith and/or worldview guide you in...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 3:51 PM
It's a familiar cycle: Pope Francis says something that seems to soften the Roman Catholic Church’s attitude toward hot-button issues; liberals (Catholic and otherwise) rejoice; conservative Catholics rush to remind gleeful Francisphiles that the...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 6:13 PM
A massacre this month at an Iranian exile camp in Iraq that killed 52 people under international protection was an act of premeditated slaughter and should be thoroughly investigated by the United Nations, two former foreign ministers told the world...
| Aug 9, 2013
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...
| Aug 4, 2013
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...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 7:44 AM
ROME --Former Pope Benedict XVI, who shocked the world by resigning in February, has reportedly revealed that God told him to do it during a "mystical experience."
The first pontiff to step down in six centuries, Benedict said, "God told me to," when...
| 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...
| May 19, 2013
When the president of All Hallows College in Ireland saw the regal man on the framed canvas, he knew the portrait buried in a Dublin basement should head home to Chicago.
The painting of Patrick Feehan, Chicago's first Roman Catholic archbishop,...
| Mar 21, 2013
The Joliet Diocese readily admitted that David Rudofski was sexually abused during his first confession at St. Mary Catholic Church in Mokena. It offered him an in-person apology from the bishop and more than six times his annual salary in the hope of...
| May 9, 2013
| 2:36 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn called on the Illinois House to send him legislation to legalize gay marriage, saying lawmakers had plenty of time to make up their mind on the issue.
The state Senate passed the measure on Valentine's Day, and the governor has said he'...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 12:57 PM
I have no idea what Pope Francis I likes to read, beyond the Bible, of course. But it would be a good thing if a certain new book made its way to the Vatican, and so I humbly suggest “An Irrepressible Hope: Notes From Chicago Catholics.”...