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  • Pope Francis prays for peace with Israeli, Palestinian leaders

    Pope Francis made an unprecedented bid for peace in the Holy Land on Sunday by hosting a prayer meeting at the Vatican with the presidents of Israel and Palestine Authority. Weeks after the last round of U.S.-backed peace talks failed, Francis...
  • Israeli, Palestinian presidents to meet at Vatican for prayers

    Israeli, Palestinian presidents to meet at Vatican for prayers
    Israeli and Palestinian presidents meet in an unprecedented prayer meeting with Pope Francis on Sunday, a gesture he hopes will "re-create a desire, a possibility" of eventually relaunching the Middle East's stalled peace process. The Vatican has played...
  • In Theory: What advice would you give during commencement?

    Public and private schools of higher learning commonly hold commencement exercises this month, inviting speakers from all walks of life to address the new grads. In some cases, those speakers are religious leaders. In fact, students at the University of...
  • Cardinal celebrates parish centennial ahead of bishops meeting

    Cardinal celebrates parish centennial ahead of bishops meeting
    Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George said Sunday he has submitted a report on the state of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago to the U.S. papal adviser, one more required step in the search for his successor. Speaking outside St. Ladislaus...
  • Archdiocese of Los Angeles ordains four new priests

    Archdiocese of Los Angeles ordains four new priests
    The four men were dressed in white and cream-colored robes. They knelt on the stone floor, ending up face down in a supplicating sign of obedience and respect. In front of thousands of onlookers, they were about to become Catholic priests. "Lord have...
  • St. Francis fetes its graduates

    St. Francis fetes its graduates
    One hundred and sixty-four young men from the St. Francis High School Class of 2014 graduated on Saturday on the school's Foothill Boulevard campus. Fr. Matthew Elshoff, OFM Cap., the Provincial of the Western American Province of the Capuchin...
  • Cardinal George gives video deposition in priest's abuse case

    Cardinal George gives video deposition in priest's abuse case
    Lawyers began recording the testimony of Cardinal Francis George on Thursday amid a widening scope of sex-abuse allegations against defrocked Roman Catholic priest Daniel McCormack, a precaution taken in the event that Chicago's archbishop's health...
  • Chicago celebrates two popes proclaimed as saints

    Chicago celebrates two popes proclaimed as saints
    A Sunday evening Mass at Holy Name Cathedral capped roughly 24 hours of celebration across the Chicago Archdiocese over the historic elevation of two popes to sainthood. Unable to travel to Rome for the canonization of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII,...
  • Canonization of predecessors provides another boost for Pope Francis

    Canonization of predecessors provides another boost for Pope Francis
    Pope Francis proclaimed sainthood Sunday for a pair of former pontiffs, John Paul II and John XXIII, thrilling multitudes who gathered in St. Peter’s Square and nearby to witness the unprecedented double canonization. It marked the first time in...
  • Who will lead Chicago's Catholics?

    Who will lead Chicago's Catholics?
    As Cardinal Francis George battles cancer and prepares to step down as archbishop of Chicago, Roman Catholics are turning to the question of who will take his place. A great deal is at stake with this appointment. The next archbishop of Chicago will...
  • Letter: U.S. presence missed at Vatican ceremony

    On Sunday, April 27, millions of viewers across the globe witnessed the momentous, historical occasion in Vatican City when Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII were canonized as saints by Pope Francis, with Pope Emeritus Benedict VI in attendance. Many...
  • Pope Francis declares two new saints, plays up Vatican II

    Pope Francis declares two new saints, plays up Vatican II
    Pope Francis proclaimed sainthood Sunday for a pair of former pontiffs, John Paul II and John XXIII, thrilling multitudes who gathered in St. Peter's Square and elsewhere to witness the double canonization. It was the first time in the history of the...