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  • 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...
  • A practicing Catholic weighs in on Pope Francis

    A practicing Catholic weighs in on Pope Francis
    So much commentary about Pope Francis seems to come from non-Catholics and lapsed Catholics, I thought it might do some good to hear from a practicing Catholic. That's so we can dispense with some of the nonsense that we've been hearing about what the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • A tacit endorsement of a downsized papacy

     
    There's irony in the decision of the Vatican to fight lawsuits stemming from the allegations of sexual abuse of minors by clergy. In resisting the claims of victims from the United States, the Holy See is arguing that local bishops are not Vatican...
  • U.S. Catholic bishops meeting in St. Petersburg this week

     
    The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is meeting in St. Petersburg this week to focus on prayer and reflection. The conference is at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort, which reportedly has offered the bishops a discount....
  • Bishop Emeritus Dorsey celebrates 56 years

     
    Orlando Catholic Bishop Emeritus Norbert Dorsey is celebrating the 56th anniversary of his ordination to priesthood on April 28, 1956. According to the Diocese website:  Bishop Dorsey was installed as the third bishop of Orlando on May 25, 1990, in...