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  • Obama highlights common ground with Pope Francis

    Obama highlights common ground with Pope Francis
    WASHINGTON — When a White House speechwriter turned in a draft of a major speech on economic policy this month, President Obama sent it back with an unusual instruction: Add a reference to the pope. The final version of the speech quoted...
  • Pope Francis has a few questions to ask you

    Imagine the pope is coming to dinner. He'll be taking the bus, and he doesn't want you to make a big fuss. It's Francis, after all, the "world's parish priest." There's a bit of an agenda to his visit. He wants to ask how you feel about some of the most...
  • Pope Francis Asking Thorny Questions

    Imagine the pope is coming to dinner. He'll be taking the bus, and he doesn't want you to make a big fuss. It's Francis, after all, the "world's parish priest." There's a bit of an agenda to his visit. He wants to ask how you feel about some of the...
  • Cardinal Dolan says Catholic Church 'caricatured as anti-gay'

    As gay marriage legislation picks up momentum across the country, New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan said the Roman Catholic Church is losing the fight because it's been "caricatured as anti-gay." Dolan, a charismatic cardinal who until recently was...
  • ACLU sues Catholic bishops over view that abortion is evil

    ACLU sues Catholic bishops over view that abortion is evil
    Everyone knows that Catholic hospitals don’t perform elective abortions. Incomprehensibly, Catholic hospitals even fall afoul of the church if they perform an abortion to save a mother’s life. But are they negligent if they fail to merely...
  • A pastor who speaks out for gay rights amid outspoken critics

    A pastor who speaks out for gay rights amid outspoken critics
    Sarah Halverson suspects that no one would look at her and guess her profession, and I'd say that's a safe bet. She's kind of young for the job, at 36, and she wears a rainbow bracelet and a tiny nose ring. But the Rev. Dr. Halverson has been pastor...
  • Commentary: Hoag has agreed to far-reaching dogma

    Many people have wondered what kind of health care still will be available at Hoag after its recent affiliation with the Catholic organization St. Joseph Health System. The questions focus on women's reproductive services and on end-of-life decisions,...
  • Banned priest not monitored

    Banned priest not monitored
    WHITLEY CITY, Ky. — Five years after church officials ordered the Rev. Carroll Howlin to stop functioning as a missionary priest in this isolated mountain community, Joliet diocesan leaders received a letter from a suburban pastor that illuminated...
  • Catholicism and the GOP: An awkward tango

    PARIS -- A novel aspect of the Republican campaign for the party's presidential nomination has been the importance placed by some candidates, their admirers and some voters on the Catholic religion and certain claims to formal academic certification or...
  • A new plan for birth control coverage

    The Obama administration, trying to defuse one of the most contentious issues in its healthcare law, proposed Friday a new way to shield religiously affiliated organizations, such as hospitals and universities, from having to provide contraceptive...
  • Nuns on the Bus stop in Apopka today to press for immigration reform

    Nuns on the Bus stop in Apopka today to press for immigration reform
    “Nuns on the Bus” -- a group of Catholic Sisters on a 15-state bus tour -- are bringing their campaign for immigration reform to the Hope Community Center, 1016 N Park Ave., Apopka,¬†at 4 p.m. today, June 3. On Sunday, June 2, the bus stopped...
  • Andrew Greeley, priest, scholar, novelist, friend, laid to rest

    Andrew Greeley, priest, scholar, novelist, friend, laid to rest
    His final farewell unfolded as if he had choreographed every song and step. With people in the pews belting out the Celtic hymn "Lord of the Dance," the Rev. Andrew Greeley was carried out of Christ the King Roman Catholic Church in Chicago's Beverly...