| Sep 24, 2011
| 8:30 PM
New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan sent a letter this week to President Obama on behalf of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. In it, he urged the President to enforce the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, which defines marriage as the...
| May 17, 2011
| 4:16 PM
An Ohio native, Roman Catholic Bishop Daniel Conlon expected to stay in the small town of Steubenville until the day he died. He even chose a cemetery plot there.
But when the request came from Pope Benedict XVI to become the new bishop of Joliet -- a...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 12:47 PM
A new survey paints a picture of a less-strict American Catholic community, with 86% of respondents stating they believe a Catholic "can disagree with aspects of church teachings and still remain loyal to the church."
Among the most devout, older...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 9:24 AM
The taste of victory is either stone crab or barbecue flavored.
While the Heat and the Mavericks fought on the basketball court last night, a friendly battle of bishops simmered in the background: a wager between Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami and...
| Feb 26, 2008
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...
| Nov 11, 2008
BALTIMORE — Chicago's Cardinal Francis George applauded the rise of an African-American to the White House, but he cautioned that President-elect Barack Obama faces "formidable" odds in serving the good of all.
"In working for the common good of...
| Sep 3, 2008
Long scorned by victims' advocates for not doing enough to help survivors of clergy sex abuse, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago has tried to make up for lost time and lost souls.
On Tuesday, the archdiocese launched an unprecedented counseling...
| Aug 16, 2008
| 9:39 PM
Editor's note: This article appeared in the Aug. 15, 2008, edition of the Chicago Tribune.
When Cardinal Francis George released his deposition on the sexual abuse scandal last week, he offered an unprecedented look into the Roman Catholic Church'...
| Nov 21, 2007
Researchers from Japan and Wisconsin reported Tuesday that they had reprogrammed mature human cells to behave almost exactly like embryonic stem cells, a biological breakthrough that instantly recasts the field's ethical, scientific and economic...
| Mar 23, 2009
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...
| Dec 8, 2007
It's become an article of faith among many Americans that Hollywood hates God. So it's not really surprising that, hoping for big box-office returns this holiday season, New Line Pictures decided to mute the religious content in its $180-million...