| Nov 26, 2013
| 8:15 PM
—The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to jump into a growing legal dispute between businesses run by conservative Christians and the Obama administration over whether a company must pay for birth control drugs that conflict with its owner's religious...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 1:45 PM
As gay marriage legislation picks up momentum across the country, New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan said the Roman Catholic Church is losing the fight because it's been "caricatured as anti-gay."
Dolan, a charismatic cardinal who until recently was...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 10:04 AM
Everyone knows that Catholic hospitals don’t perform elective abortions. Incomprehensibly, Catholic hospitals even fall afoul of the church if they perform an abortion to save a mother’s life.
But are they negligent if they fail to merely...
| Apr 26, 2013
WHITLEY CITY, Ky. — Five years after church officials ordered the Rev. Carroll Howlin to stop functioning as a missionary priest in this isolated mountain community, Joliet diocesan leaders received a letter from a suburban pastor that illuminated...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 2:41 PM
The Rev. Terrence "Terry" Toland, former president of St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia who had also been campus minister at Loyola University Maryland, died Oct. 18 of heart failure at Manresa Hall, Loyola Center, in Merion, Pa. He was 90.
| Jun 30, 2013
| 6:30 PM
The passage of sweeping immigration legislation would mean "everything" to the 16-year-old girl from El Salvador who can't forget the image of her father's arrest and subsequent deportation, nor her own fear of being unable to pursue her dreams without so...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 8:28 AM
Many people have wondered what kind of health care still will be available at Hoag after its recent affiliation with the Catholic organization St. Joseph Health System.
The questions focus on women's reproductive services and on end-of-life decisions,...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 8:04 AM
A word of caution: If you are a woman of child-bearing age, Catholic hospitals may be hazardous to your health.
Because Catholic-affiliated hospitals, which now account for one of every nine acute-care hospital beds in the country, aren&...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 2:00 AM
In a case that could have implications for ministries across the country, a Catonsville-based group of nuns who care for the elderly poor are awaiting a federal judge's decision on whether it must comply with the federal health care law's requirement to...