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  • First redistribute Vatican wealth

    I have great respect for the humility displayed by Pope Francis, but in his latest call for the "legitimate" redistribution of wealth, he has it backward. Instead of taking more money from those who have earned it, he should advocate for creating new...
  • Archdiocese to ordain new deacons on Sunday

    Archdiocese to ordain new deacons on Sunday
    The Archdiocese of Chicago will add seven permanent deacons to its ranks Sunday at a service officiated by Cardinal Francis George. Another deacon was ordained last weekend. The eight new deacons, seven from suburban parishes and one from Chicago,...
  • The pope vs. Bibi on 'What Would Jesus Speak?'

    The pope vs. Bibi on 'What Would Jesus Speak?'
    One of the odder moments of Pope Francis’ recent pilgrimage to the Holy Land was an exchange with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The subject was what language Jesus spoke. According to Reuters: “Jesus was here, in this land. He...
  • 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...
  • The president, the pope and practical politics

    The president, the pope and practical politics
    President Obama is scheduled to visit Pope Francis at the Vatican on Thursday, and the meeting will probably take the usual form of encounters between presidents and pontiffs: a polite conversation about their common agenda on poverty and world peace,...
  • Praying for peace isn't enough

    Pope Francis has the answer to the cause of the endless strife in the Middle East: It's the devil. ("Pope Francis prays for peace with Israeli, Palestinian leaders," June 8) Who knew? If we could only find him and stop "the evil one" from messing up the...
  • Pope denounces 'wastefulness' in Easter address

    Pope denounces 'wastefulness' in Easter address
    Pope Francis, in his Easter address before a huge crowd, on Sunday denounced the "immense wastefulness" in the world while many go hungry and called for an end to conflicts in Syria, Ukraine and Africa. "We ask you, Lord Jesus, to put an end to all...
  • Jesus in Congress: Actually, most of the prayers there are ecumenical

    Jesus in Congress: Actually, most of the prayers there are ecumenical
    On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that it was constitutional to begin government meetings with prayers, even if they are overwhelmingly Christian in character. The case involved invocations offered by guest chaplains at town meetings in Greece, N.Y....
  • Why Italy's singing nun is like (so many) movies

    Why Italy's singing nun is like (so many) movies
    Italy, as you may have heard, is in the throes of Sister-mania. That would be Sister Cristina Scuccia, a singing nun who has wowed audiences and judges with her pipes on the Italian version of “The Voice” these last few months. It’s...
  • Football: Crespi proposes seven-team league

    Like a mystery novel with lots of plots, twists and turns, the Catholic Athletic Assn. is scheduled to meet on Tuesday and try to hammer out new leagues for football, and one of the newest proposals from Crespi has a seven-team Serra League made up of the...
  • 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...