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  • State Supreme Court Justice presides over same-sex wedding

    State Supreme Court Justice presides over same-sex wedding
    Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke, a Roman Catholic who has clashed with Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George, has presided over two gay weddings this year, including a double wedding last week. The double ceremony, held at Keith House in...
  • Cardinal celebrates parish centennial ahead of bishops meeting

    Cardinal celebrates parish centennial ahead of bishops meeting
    Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George said Sunday he has submitted a report on the state of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago to the U.S. papal adviser, one more required step in the search for his successor. Speaking outside St. Ladislaus...
  • Lawmakers ask S.F. archbishop not to attend anti-gay marriage rally

    Lawmakers ask S.F. archbishop not to attend anti-gay marriage rally
    San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone has made no secret of his stance on same-sex marriage. As chair of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops subcommittee for the promotion and defense of marriage, he backed an amendment to the U....
  • S.F. archbishop spokeswoman says he does not 'pander to bigots'

    S.F. archbishop spokeswoman says he does not 'pander to bigots'
    One day after dozens of public officials and civil, gay rights and community leaders called on San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone to cancel his plans to speak at an anti-same sex marriage rally next week, his spokeswoman sought to explain...
  • At Nogales' steel border fence, bishops celebrate Mass for both sides

    At Nogales' steel border fence, bishops celebrate Mass for both sides
    NOGALES, Ariz.—It had been years since Maria Miranda of Tucson attended Catholic Mass with her son Jorge Lopez.  Tuesday they finally did. But they were separated by the U.S.-Mexico border fence in southern Arizona. "I'm just a couple of bars, a...
  • Catholic leaders hold Mass at border to urge immigration overhaul

    NOGALES, Ariz. — It had been years since Maria Miranda of Tucson attended Catholic Mass with her son Jorge Lopez. On Tuesday, they finally did. But they were separated by the U.S.-Mexico border fence in southern Arizona. "I'm just a couple of...
  • Religious rights and gay rights

    Last month, President Obama issued an executive order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Equally notable is what the president didn't do: He refused to exempt religious organizations....
  • Join in prayer to end violence in Iraq [Commentary]

    Join in prayer to end violence in Iraq [Commentary]
    Sectarian violence in Iraq has worsened dramatically in recent days, especially for Christians in the war-torn nation, prompting Pope Francis to appoint an envoy to meet with religious and government leaders in Iraq as well as with those Christians who...
  • Religious liberty in the balance at the Supreme Court [Commentary]

    Religious liberty in the balance at the Supreme Court [Commentary]
    Shortly, the Supreme Court is expected to issue a highly-anticipated decision that could go a long way in determining the impact of the Affordable Care Act on the religious liberty rights of conscientious family business owners who simply wish to continue...
  • San Francisco archbishop says March for Marriage is not anti-LGBT

    San Francisco archbishop says March for Marriage is not anti-LGBT
    San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone has responded to an open letter from dozens of public officials, community and faith leaders who had asked him not to attend the March for Marriage this week, saying the event is "not 'anti-LGBT' ... it...
  • Whose freedom are the bishops protecting? [Commentary]

    Whose freedom are the bishops protecting? [Commentary]
    The rallying cry "freedom to serve" will soon be heard in Baltimore as the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and its Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty launches its annual "Fortnight for Freedom" campaign tomorrow. If you think this...