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  • Prop. 8 opponents rejoice

    Orange County opponents of Proposition 8 planned to celebrate Wednesday evening while those who supported the voter-approved ban on gay marriage vowed to continue fighting. A scheduled rally at Sasscer Park across from the federal courthouse in Santa...
  • Renovated Holy Name shines in debut mass

    For the last two years, Bob Rigali Sr. and his five children have poured their collective heart and soul into renovating Holy Name Cathedral. For more than a century, generations of the Rigali family have contributed to Chicago's Catholic landscape,...
  • Is secularism a threat to religious freedom?

    Q. A Mormon leader recently made a speech, in which he claimed religious freedom in America is under assault from secularization and a growing gay rights movement. In his speech, Elder Dallin H. Oaks warned of “an alarming trajectory of events...
  • Rev. Pfleger mum on reports he will head Leo H.S.

    Rev. Pfleger mum on reports he will head Leo H.S.
    Rev. Michael Pfleger today would not comment about unconfirmed reports that he has been asked to leave St. Sabina Catholic Church to become president of Leo High School, saying his conversations with the Archdiocese of Chicago are a confidential matter. ...
  • Pfleger 'stretched,' but wants to stay

    Pfleger 'stretched,' but wants to stay
    With his future at St. Sabina Catholic Church in doubt, a tired-sounding Rev. Michael Pfleger stood in front of his parish Sunday and asked for its prayers. Gone was the bravado and showmanship that fueled his earlier homily, in which the city’s...
  • Cardinal: 'Can't be a decision yet' on Pfleger

    Cardinal Francis George said today in Westchester that a final decision hasn’t been made on the future of the Rev. Michael Pfleger’s continued service at St. Sabina Catholic Church.  “There can’t be a decision yet,”...
  • Could the Catholic Church kill healthcare reform? Pelosi, a Catholic, deems the bill toward passage

     
    They were a major power when the healthcare bill first came up on the House floor, forcing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to allow Michigan Democrat Bart Stupak's amendment explicitly banning use of public funds for abortions, a move that provoked......
  • The Cardinal vs. the commentator

     
    WLS AM weekly talk host Tom Roeser among whose other titles is the chair of Catholic Citizens of Illinois, finds himself in a sharp war of words with Francis Cardinal Francis George, the Archbishop of Chicago.I don't have a dog......
  • Update: Tom Roeser and the Cardinal

     
    Michael Miner at the Reader reports an issue I tipped here on April 4: Cardinal George and the Dragon -- Can Chicago's Catholic leader smite fire-breathing critic Tom Roeser? In it, Miner notes that Roeser's allusions on his blog to......
  • In surprise pick, U.S. Catholic bishops choose N.Y. archbishop as new leader

     
    From The Associated Press: BALTIMORE — New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan was elected Tuesday to be president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in an upset victory over an Arizona vice president with a moderate style who had been widely...
  • Cardinal: Gays and lesbians exclude themselves from Catholic Church

     
    In a talk with students at Northwestern University in Chicago, Cardinal Francis George said gays and lesbians aren't excluded from the church, according to The Daily Northwestern. “If they feel they are excluded, it is only because they have decided...