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  • From sodomy to gay marriage

    From sodomy to gay marriage
    The Supreme Court argument on the constitutionality of a California ban on same-sex marriage took place on the 10th anniversary of the arguments in another critical case involving treatment of gays. In the end, allegedly activist liberal justices  defied ...
  • Priest cases show abuse issues persist

    When Will County sheriff's deputies found the Rev. William Virtue sneaking into a private quarry in 1986, police records state that the Roman Catholic priest had blankets, two six packs of beer and a 10-year-old boy with him. He fled on foot when officers...
  • It's Time 'Pro-Life' Meant Gun Control

    Politicians usually talk about being pro-life when it comes to opposing abortion. As a Catholic who served as U.S. ambassador to the Vatican under President George H. W. Bush, I share a deep commitment to protecting the sanctity of life in the womb. But...
  • ND commencement speaker: Cardinal Dolan, archbishop of NY

    ND commencement speaker: Cardinal Dolan, archbishop of NY
    SOUTH BEND — Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Catholic archbishop of New York and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, will be the principal speaker and recipient of an honorary degree at the University of Notre Dame’s commencement...
  • 'Legacy of faith': Bishop D'Arcy remembered

    'Legacy of faith': Bishop D'Arcy remembered
    Despite deteriorating health, Bishop Emeritus John M. DArcy preached the word of God right up to the end. During a mass held last week by the Most Rev. Kevin C. Rhoades at DArcy's Fort Wayne home, DArcy -- confined to a wheelchair -- began preaching...
  • Diocese responds to Notre Dame gay support plan

    Diocese responds to  Notre Dame gay support plan
    The Fort Wayne-South Bend Catholic Diocese responded to Notre Dame's decision to expand support programs for gay students and recognize a gay student organization on campus. Notre Dame announced the decision this week after years of rejecting similar...
  • Vatican digs in after gay marriage advances

    Vatican digs in after gay marriage advances
    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is digging in after gay marriage initiatives scored big wins this week in the U.S. and Europe, vowing to never stop insisting that marriage can only be between a man and a woman. In a front-page article in Saturday's...
  • Report: Some Catholic faithful disagree with bishops about gun control

    Report: Some Catholic faithful disagree with bishops about gun control
    Although U.S. Roman Catholic bishops have stepped into the national conversation about guns with statements and testimony before Congess in favor of gun control, some members of their flock aren't quite so sure. Religion News Service reports that some...
  • Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua dies at 88; archbishop of Philadelphia

    Cardinal Anthony J. Bevilacqua, who was accused by local prosecutors during his 15-year tenure as head of the Philadelphia archdiocese of ignoring sexual abuse of children by hundreds of priests, has died. He was 88. The Roman Catholic archdiocese...
  • Archbishop Pietro Sambi dies at 73; Vatican's ambassador to the U.S.

    Archbishop Pietro Sambi dies at 73; Vatican's ambassador to the U.S.
    As papal nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Pietro Sambi had the formidable job of representing the Vatican at a time of challenge and scandal in the Roman Catholic Church, as well as escorting Pope Benedict XVI on his 2008 American visit. By...
  • Mississippi votes on “personhood amendment”

     
    ReligionLink reports on the new abortion battleground: states defining the beginning of life at the moment of conception:  On Tuesday, Nov. 8, voters in Mississippi will cast ballots on a so-called “personhood amendment” that would define a...
  • Vatican welcomes Episcopal converts to Catholic Church

     
    Episcopal Church members and clergy will be able to join the Roman Catholic Church under a new structure, the equivalent of a diocese, created by Pope Benedict XVI....