| Jul 12, 2013
| 8:28 AM
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,...
| May 13, 2013
| 11:11 AM
Re. "Records: Man killed in bomb blast had lab equipment," (May 1): Get the facts right! The white powder was flour. He was upset with Pillsbury. We found notes he had written to them complaining about the packaging, etc. The liquid was water. He had...
| May 8, 2013
| 11:23 AM
Re. "Flood risk: Bane of Balboa Island's existence," (May 5): I was surprised no mention was made of the reason the Federal Emergency Management Agency revised its flood maps — global warming.
FEMA's conservative estimate of sea rise, according to...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Like everything Stephen Colbert does on television, it's set up as a joke.
A nun and a television host walk into a studio. They discuss the recent papal censure of American nuns for "perpetrating a feminist agenda." The host takes a hard line.
| Nov 2, 2012
| 4:08 PM
Cardinal Francis George today suggested that priests in the Chicago Archdiocese remind parishioners on Sunday that Catholic social teaching should guide their voting decisions next week.
He pointed to statements issued in recent weeks by the U.S....
| Mar 26, 2013
| 12:00 PM
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 ...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 8:44 PM
Healing may have begun at Penn State University, but the pain isn't over yet.
On Monday, the longtime CEO of a children's charity founded by disgraced former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky announced his resignation, and the Big Ten...
| Feb 3, 2012
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...
| Aug 21, 2012
Henry Herx, who for more than 30 years prepared the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' movie ratings and wrote reviews that were distributed by the Catholic News Service, has died. He was 79.
Herx died Wednesday at his home in Ramsey, N.J., of...
| Jul 29, 2011
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...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 1:13 PM
What does a church do when faced with potentially having to pay billions of dollars in damages to victims of sexual abuse at the hands of its clergy? As Jason Berry documents so well in his compelling new book, "Render Unto Rome," the Catholic Church's...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 7:51 AM
BALTIMORE (Reuters) - U.S. Catholic bishops plan to expand efforts to provide professional and spiritual counseling to women who have had abortions and to their families.
Officials announced the plan on Tuesday at a meeting of 300 bishops gathered for...