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  • Pope Francis appoints panel to streamline annulments

    Pope Francis has appointed a group of theologians and canon lawyers to study ways to make the annulment of Catholic marriages – often a complicated and lengthy task – simpler, the Vatican announced. The 11-member commission will attempt to...
  • Selection of next archbishop is encouraging

    Pope Francis’ selection of Blase Cupich to be the next archbishop of Chicago is very encouraging. To lock Archbishop-elect Cupich into one or another political or ideological camp would be doing a disservice to the man. He is much too complex...
  • Pope, on trip to mainly Muslim Albania, condemns Islamist militants

    TIRANA Albania (Reuters) - Pope Francis, in his strongest criticism of Islamist militants to date, said on Sunday no religious group which used violence and oppression could claim to be "the armor of God". Francis made his comments during a one-day visit...
  • Pope to visit Turkey in November, marking first trip to a Muslim nation

    Pope to visit Turkey in November, marking first trip to a Muslim nation
    Pope Francis will visit the Turkish city of Istanbul at the end of November, his first trip to a predominantly Muslim nation, the Vatican said on Friday. Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said the exact dates and the program for the trip,...
  • Shannon McGinnis picks St. Francis, eyes a soccer title for Emmaus

    Shannon McGinnis picks St. Francis, eyes a soccer title for Emmaus
    For some Division I athletes, the recruiting process is long, tedious and time-consuming. For others, it is much more simple. For Shannon McGinnis, all it took was a trip to St. Francis University to see her friend Hallie Rexer play soccer for the Red...
  • Pope marries couples who have lived together, had kids

    Pope marries couples who have lived together, had kids
    Pope Francis married 20 couples Sunday, some of whom had already lived together and had children, in the latest sign that the Argentine pontiff wants the Catholic church to be more open and inclusive. In the first wedding he has performed in his 18-...
  • Cardinal meets with gay church employee who was fired

    Cardinal meets with gay church employee who was fired
    A music director at a suburban church who was fired after he became engaged to his same-sex partner has met with Cardinal Francis George and said the men prayed together. Colin Collette, who recently was let go from his job at Holy Family Catholic...
  • Reports: Blase Cupich to replace Cardinal George

    Reports: Blase Cupich to replace Cardinal George
    The man reported to be the next archbishop of Chicago, like the ailing cardinal he would replace, opposes same-sex marriage and, in his two previous jobs as bishop, has been outspoken in his advocacy for the poor. But unlike Francis George, Blase Cupich...
  • New archbishop brings 'Francis factor' to Chicago

     New archbishop brings 'Francis factor' to Chicago
    When he received the phone call 11 days ago, Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Wash., was as surprised as anyone to learn he had been selected as Chicago's next archbishop. After all, his eastern Washington diocese has just 90,000 Catholics. Just four...
  • 2 recent deaths can teach us how to live

    2 recent deaths can teach us how to live
    Sometimes things fall from the sky. We rarely think about that, and even if we did, what would be the use? We can't walk around looking up, anticipating an act of God, a fluke of nature or human fault. We're made to look forward, to keep moving, to...
  • Pope's Albania visit prompts long-awaited facelift for Tirana square

    TIRANA (Reuters) - Pope Francis has worked a small miracle in Albania even before his arrival here on Sunday -- spurring bitter political foes to join forces to spruce up the rundown square where he will celebrate Mass. Since communism crumbled in 1990,...
  • Pope sends message with Chicago's next archbishop

    Pope sends message with Chicago's next archbishop
    Chicago's 2.2 million Roman Catholics on Saturday met their next leader, a man who seems to embody Pope Francis' message that the church must turn away from culture wars in favor of pursuing its pastoral mission to society's least fortunate. Just...