| Aug 20, 2014
| 5:05 AM
"Never war! Never war!"
Those were the words of Pope Francis very recently, marking the centennial of the outbreak of the cataclysmic First World War. "I think most of all about children, whose hopes for a dignified life, a future, are dashed."
| Aug 18, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Pope Francis confirmed Monday that he’s considering plans to visit the United States, and may make the trip a multi-city tour of North America that could include a stop in Mexico.
In a news conference aboard the papal plane as he was returning...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 6:47 PM
Last month, President Obama issued an executive order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Equally notable is what the president didn't do: He refused to exempt religious organizations....
| Jun 28, 2014
| 8:29 AM
Two leaders in the Catholic community of Manchester and Hampstead recently passed away: Tom Abbott, who organized our adult education and men’s fellowship, and Anita Healy, who was a leader in our women’s organization. Both were dear friends...
| Jun 28, 2014
Two leaders in the Catholic community of Manchester and Hampstead recently passed away: Tom Abbott, who organized our adult education and men's fellowship, and Anita Healy, who was a leader in our women's organization. Both were dear friends of mine who...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 5:34 PM
The record flood of Central American children crossing the U.S. border is stretching funds and setting off improvisation at public schools.
While politicians spend the summer fighting over how to turn back the tide, school leaders across the country are...
| Jun 24, 2014
Sister Suzanne Zuercher lived for 63 years as a member of a monastic community of Benedictine sisters, but she was fully engaged with the world around her.
"While she was very attuned to spiritual life, she was also in contact with an incredible...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 1:18 PM
San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone has responded to an open letter from dozens of public officials, community and faith leaders who had asked him not to attend the March for Marriage this week, saying the event is "not 'anti-LGBT' ... it...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 5:05 AM
| Jun 7, 2014
| 11:16 AM
Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke, a Roman Catholic who has clashed with Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George, has presided over two gay weddings this year, including a double wedding last week.
The double ceremony, held at Keith House in...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 4:37 PM
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...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 6:30 PM
San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone has made no secret of his stance on same-sex marriage.
As chair of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops subcommittee for the promotion and defense of marriage, he backed an amendment to the U....