| Jul 17, 2014
| 3:09 AM
The article on the front page of the July 8 Morning Call, with Pope Francis begging for forgiveness during his homily, has moved me very much back to my faith after I was turned away by the atrocities committed by the upper echelon of the Roman Catholic...
| May 22, 2014
| 6:12 PM
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago could have a new leader before the end of the year, according to an unusually candid announcement Thursday that the search for the area’s next archbishop is under way.
That could make Cardinal Francis...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 5:48 AM
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...
| May 24, 2014
One of the biggest struggles within the Church is between traditionalism and modernism. Often, political and ideological fights are the result of a push for the Church to adapt to ever-changing secular norms to appeal to a larger audience. This is not a...
| May 3, 2014
| 4:08 PM
Members of a commission on sexual abuse created by Pope Francis said Saturday that they intended to design “clear and effective protocols” to protect children from abusive priests.
The group, which includes experts on the issue and victims...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 12:39 PM
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...
| May 25, 2014
| 9:29 AM
Pope Francis made a surprise stop on Sunday at the wall Palestinians abhor as a symbol of Israeli oppression, and later invited presidents from both sides of the divide to the Vatican to pray for peace.
In an image likely to become one of the most...
| Apr 19, 2014
Easter Vigil is a day of waiting for the resurrection of Christ. Through prayer and reflection, we prepare ourselves for the next life. To help guide the faithful as Lent comes to a close, Pope Francis spoke to a large pro-life group and reiterated the...
| May 23, 2014
| 6:02 PM
Each week we bring you the very best of visual journalism. We begin in New York, where the National 9/11 Flag is carried by firefighters to the 9/11 Memorial Museum in ceremonies marking its official opening. The flag was flying from a building near the...
| May 31, 2014
| 8:05 PM
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.
| May 12, 2014
| 9:18 PM
As much as Chicago's Roman Catholics believe the selection of the city's next archbishop will be guided by the Holy Spirit, experts and history point to other forces, such as demographics and local politics, that help shape such decisions.
| Jun 6, 2014
| 4:30 AM
ROME - Italy's singing nun, Sister Cristina Scuccia, is the winner of "The Voice of Italy," after becoming a global sensation starting in March when her rendition of Alicia Keys' "No One" in the talent show's blind audition got more than 50 million hits...