| May 13, 2014
| 2:30 AM
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...
| May 13, 2014
| 5:07 PM
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,...
| May 28, 2014
| 11:44 AM
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...
| May 28, 2014
| 2:32 PM
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...
| May 29, 2014
| 7:48 PM
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...
| Mar 26, 2014
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,...
| Jun 11, 2014
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...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 5:01 AM
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...
| May 8, 2014
| 5:30 AM
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....
| May 7, 2014
| 4:04 PM
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.
| Apr 21, 2014
| 10:19 AM
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...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 4:54 PM
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.