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  • Catholic Bishop Wenski heads to Miami, leaves legacy of unity in Orlando

    Catholic Bishop Wenski heads to Miami, leaves legacy of unity in Orlando
    Bishop Thomas Wenski leaves the Orlando Diocese to become the archbishop of Miami with the reputation as an eloquent speaker with an affinity for the poor, a Catholic leader who could transcend denominational lines, and a man of humor who liked jokes that...
  • Hispanics strengthen Catholic Church

    Hispanics strengthen Catholic Church
    At St. James Cathedral Chapel in downtown Orlando, Celidat Teixaira was among the Hispanic parishioners attending Monday's midday Mass. "When you love God, it doesn't matter who's around you," said Teixaira, who immigrated to Central Florida from Peru...
  • Drug cartels raise the stakes on human smuggling

    Drug cartels raise the stakes on human smuggling
    Mexican drug cartels and their vast network of associates have branched out from their traditional business of narcotics trafficking and are now playing a central role in the multibillion-dollar-a-year business of illegal immigrant smuggling, U.S. law...
  • Notre Dame's Obama flap

    Notre Dame's Obama flap
    After Barack Obama was elected president, Pope Benedict XVI sent him a congratulatory letter. So did Cardinal Francis George of Chicago, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. At the time, neither the Vatican nor the Catholic bishops...
  • 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...
  • From the Back Pew: Saturday vs. Sunday Mass

    I would like to thank two colleagues, photographer Raul Roa and sports editor Jeff Tully, for pointing out to me last week that those who do not wish to go to Mass on Sunday but instead wish to watch a major sporting event can indeed go to the Saturday...
  • 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...
  • Bridgeport Bishop Is An Energetic, Outspoken Defender Of Church

    Bishop William E. Lori stands before 141 married couples in the airy sanctuary of St. Theresa Church on a bright October afternoon. In a voice carrying the faintest trace of the Kentucky lilt that his Louisville upbringing suggests, he welcomes the...
  • New interest in exorcism rites comes to Baltimore

    New interest in exorcism rites comes to Baltimore
    The rite, those few priests who have performed it say, can unfold as a quiet prayer session or a show of violence. The afflicted person may curse the cleric, speak in a voice not his or her own, even assume facial features that one priest described as...
  • Bishops OK 'child in womb' blessings

     
    by Frank James President-elect Obama famously said during his interview with preacher Rick Warren at Saddleback Church that determining the point at which an unborn "baby" gets rights was "above his pay grade." Making that determination has obviously...
  • Obama at Notre Dame: Another protest

     
    by Christi Parsons, with an updated report A prominent abortion rights opponent is refusing to appear at the Notre Dame commencement ceremonies with President Barack Obama, partly out of concern that her appearance might serve to "balance" the event and.....