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  • Obama's critics on contraception

    Republicans and Catholic bishops were on solid ground in arguing that forcing Catholic nonprofits to provide contraceptive coverage in their health insurance packages infringed on freedom of religion. They won a significant concession from President Obama...
  • George: Government impinging on religious freedoms regarding contraception

    George: Government impinging on religious freedoms regarding contraception
    Cardinal Francis George weighed in on the controversy over contraceptives in the nation’s health care law earlier today, saying that he was “a little bit dismayed” with President Barack Obama and the regulation that requires...
  • Finding a reflection of community in online comment sections

    Finding a reflection of community in online comment sections
    One of the notable things about being Trib Nation manager is getting to know the different communities more comfortable around one Chicago Tribune medium or another. Print, say, or online. Which makes it all the more remarkable to see in Monday's comment...
  • Cardinal George, bishops, blast Gov. Quinn for plans to give award to pro-choice PAC

    Cardinal George, bishops, blast Gov. Quinn for plans to give award to pro-choice PAC
    Cardinal Francis George and five other Roman Catholic bishops in Illinois criticized Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday for agreeing to present a leadership award at an upcoming event for an abortion-rights political action committee. In a statement from the...
  • Quinn defends himself against Catholic criticism

    Quinn defends himself against Catholic criticism
    Gov. Pat Quinn today said he's following his conscience by presenting an award at an upcoming event for an abortion rights political action committee, a move that prompted Cardinal Francis George and five other Roman Catholic bishops in Illinois to...
  • Local Catholic groups join fight against Obama birth control mandate

    Local Catholic groups join fight against Obama birth control mandate
    The Roman Catholic dioceses of Springfield and Joliet have joined 41 other religious institutions filing simultaneous lawsuits that challenge the Obama administration’s mandate that many religious employers have their health insurance cover the cost...
  • Cardinal George exposed in 'Vatileaks' scandal

    Cardinal George exposed in 'Vatileaks' scandal
    Reams of private Vatican correspondence published in a new Italian best-seller reportedly include a plea by Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George, urging the Vatican to halt an award to Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn for abolishing the death penalty....
  • Perhaps my disinterested ravings will interest you

     
    The language-is-organic folks contend we should abandon efforts to preserve the distinction between “uninterested” and “disinterested,” since the two are often used interchangeably to mean a lack of interest. From Thursday's...
  • Student activists pleased with Illinois DREAM Act passage

     
    When Illinois passed its own version of the DREAM Act in late May, a DePaul student group shared some of the credit in the successful lobbying effort....
  • Letters to the editor

    Obama at Notre Dame Re “Catholicism and politics,” editorial, April 1 The Times makes a poor case against well-founded Catholic criticism of Notre Dame's decision to invite President Obama to speak at graduation. A commencement speaker...
  • Immigration reformers hopeful

    Inside an Albany Park church on Saturday, Cardinal Francis George is expected to publicly urge the Obama administration to end immigration raids across the country, part of a renewed push for federal immigration reforms that has been gaining steam....