| Mar 6, 2013
| 6:30 PM
A day after Chicago's Cardinal Francis George extolled the virtues of communication during the pre-conclave process, the American cardinals decided Wednesday to fall silent.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops canceled a news conference featuring...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 9:26 PM
Medicaid expansion has been a hot topic among state legislators since Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced his intention to reject federal funding to increase health coverage for low-income South Dakotans. But just as the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 5:36 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Conventional wisdom holds that no one from the United States could be elected pope, that the superpower has more than enough worldly influence without an American in the seat of St. Peter.
But after Pope Benedict XVI's...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 5:19 AM
In suburban Atlanta, northern Idaho and a number of other places, churches have moved swiftly to sever ties with the Boy Scouts of America in protest over the vote last month to let openly gay boys participate in Scouting.
To date, it's far from the...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 6:47 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Facing diverse and ceaseless protests, the Boy Scouts of America is signaling its readiness to end the nationwide exclusion of gays as scouts or leaders and give the sponsors of local troops the freedom to decide the matter for...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 4:56 AM
Despite deteriorating health, Bishop Emeritus John M. DArcy preached the word of God right up to the end.
During a mass held last week by the Most Rev. Kevin C. Rhoades at DArcy's Fort Wayne home, DArcy -- confined to a wheelchair -- began preaching...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 6:54 AM
“Nuns on the Bus” -- a group of Catholic Sisters on a 15-state bus tour -- are bringing their campaign for immigration reform to the Hope Community Center, 1016 N Park Ave., Apopka, at 4 p.m. today, June 3.
On Sunday, June 2, the bus stopped...
| Jun 6, 2013
His final farewell unfolded as if he had choreographed every song and step. With people in the pews belting out the Celtic hymn "Lord of the Dance," the Rev. Andrew Greeley was carried out of Christ the King Roman Catholic Church in Chicago's Beverly...
| May 13, 2013
| 11:11 AM
Re. "Records: Man killed in bomb blast had lab equipment," (May 1): Get the facts right! The white powder was flour. He was upset with Pillsbury. We found notes he had written to them complaining about the packaging, etc. The liquid was water. He had...
| May 8, 2013
| 11:23 AM
Re. "Flood risk: Bane of Balboa Island's existence," (May 5): I was surprised no mention was made of the reason the Federal Emergency Management Agency revised its flood maps — global warming.
FEMA's conservative estimate of sea rise, according to...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 9:37 AM
Although U.S. Roman Catholic bishops have stepped into the national conversation about guns with statements and testimony before Congess in favor of gun control, some members of their flock aren't quite so sure.
Religion News Service reports that some...