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  • Common heritage bonds next archbishop, Chicago's Croatian Catholics

    Common heritage bonds next archbishop, Chicago's Croatian Catholics
    Saturday's announcement that the next archbishop of Chicago is the grandson of Croatian immigrants thrilled some area Catholics with roots in the southeastern European country whose population is dwarfed by that of Illinois. Blase Cupich, 65, who now...
  • Pope Francis appoints panel to streamline annulments

    Pope Francis appoints panel to streamline annulments
    Pope Francis has appointed a group of theologians and canon lawyers to study ways to make the annulment of Catholic marriages – often a complicated and lengthy task – simpler, the Vatican announced. The 11-member commission will attempt to...
  • Wedded: Michele Huffman and Larry Mueller

    Wedded: Michele Huffman and Larry Mueller
    Date: May 17 Her story: Michele Huffman, 34, grew up in Perry Hall. She is the special events manager in the fundraising department at Kennedy Krieger Institute. Her mother, Rose Huffman, is a retired nurse and lives in Perry Hall. Her father, Frank...
  • Richard E. Kleinfelder, construction manager

    Richard E. Kleinfelder, construction manager
    Richard E. Kleinfelder, a retired construction manager who had also worked in equipment sales, died Sept. 13 at Stella Maris Hospice of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. He was 66. The son of Julius Elwood "Bud"...
  • Americans fear religion losing influence, say churches should speak out more

    Six years into a Democratic administration widely seen as pushing a secular agenda, nearly three-quarters of Americans say religion is losing influence in American life and about half say churches and other religious institutions should express their...
  • Children should be welcomed [Letter]

    Children should be welcomed [Letter]
    Over the past several months, the matter of children fleeing violence in their Central American countries for safety in ours has entered into our national conversation ("Carroll's revealing 'illeagle' graffiti," July 15). It arrives from the pens of...
  • Pope Francis' woman problem

    At first, it was easy to overlook. With all of his statements about caring for the poor, the disabled and immigrants, and all the fanfare surrounding his famous “Who am I to judge?” proclamation, Pope Francis seemed like a breath of fresh...
  • Three Spanish priests held on suspicion of sex abuse, others suspended

    Three Catholic priests and a teacher were arrested Monday in southern Spain's Granada region, suspected of child sex abuse in a scandal that has shaken this traditionally Catholic country. The arrested priests were among 10 clergymen the Catholic Church...
  • Incoming archbishop eschews mansion, will live at Holy Name Cathedral

    Incoming archbishop eschews mansion, will live at Holy Name Cathedral
    Taking a page from the pope's playbook, incoming Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich will forgo the historic Gold Coast mansion that has housed the city's archbishops for more than a century, opting for more modest digs inside the rectory of Holy Name...
  • Navigating an interfaith wedding

    Navigating an interfaith wedding
    Faith plays an important role in many people's lives, perhaps even more so when it comes time to celebrate a wedding. However, couples who do not share the same faith may have to make some compromises. Although romantic feelings may transcend faith,...
  • Rev. Robert Botthof, ex-Fenwick High principal, dies

    The Rev. Robert Botthof took an unusual path to becoming a Catholic priest, joining the Dominicans order as a member of the Order of Preachers when he was in his late 50s, after the death of his wife of 23 years. He was a longtime public school teacher...