Church Approval Or Not, More Women Seeking PriesthoodSince 2002, 122 women worldwide have been ordained bishops, priests or deacons; 92 of them in the United States, including two who are active in the Chicago area
Is 'Zero Tolerance' Charter On Priest Sex Abuse Working, 10 Years Later?Ten years ago in Dallas, American Catholic bishops responded to an exploding priest sex abuse scandal with a “zero tolerance” charter. Now, there are some that see the charter as a success, and some who do not.
Burning Shirt Found On St. Sabina Community Center DoorsVandals struck St. Sabina Roman Catholic Church overnight, just hours after the Rev. Michael Pfleger and community members marched against a neighborhood store.
Cardinal George: Rule On Contraception Would Be Attack On Religious PeopleFrancis Cardinal George came out with guns blazing against a federal rule that would require employers to pay for contraception for their staff, but President Barack Obama has now announced changes to the rule.
Joliet Bishop Slams Obama Administration Over Birth Control RuleRoman Catholics in the Joliet Diocese will be hearing about birth control from their bishop at mass this weekend.
George On KKK Remarks: Gay Pride Parade Organizers 'Invited' ComparisonsAmid new calls for an apology for comparing the gay rights movement to the Ku Klux Klan, Francis Cardinal George has defended his statements, saying organizers of the Gay Pride Parade “invited” the comparison.
Catholic Churches Begin Changes To MassFor Roman Catholics, this year’s Advent season is also a season of change. For the first time in almost half a century, a new English language translation of Catholic Mass went into effect on Sunday.
Catholic Church Making Changes To Wording At MassStarting this Sunday, Roman Catholics in the United States and throughout the rest of the English-speaking world will find that mass has changed somewhat.