Students, parents, teachers and others have challenged Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone's assurances that the new language does not "target ... any teachers, singly or collectively."
Faith & Parish
Coredileone indicated openness to altering contract language he is seeking that would classify employees in the four schools as "ministers."
It is in these streets where God dwells among us, calling, luring us into new possibilities of nonviolent love and transformation.
This historic decision does away with most provisions in law prohibiting physician-assisted suicide, giving the government a year to craft legislation.
NCR Today: The language of the handbook suggests that if employees are discreet, then no harm, no foul. This is a clumsy, inept Catholic version of "Don't ask, don't tell."
The new section puts teachers and faculty on notice about heightened demands regarding adherence to Catholic teaching, particularly on sexual issues.
Doctors have exhausted all options in Cardinal Francis George's cancer treatment and have moved on to palliative care.
The cardinal shared that information with news media during a Jan. 30 news conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago, following a luncheon where he received the Knights of Columbus' highest honor, the Gaudium et Spes Award.
"They've run out of tricks in the bag, if you like," said George, 78, Chicago's retired archbishop.
Gov. Chris Christie created a stir during a trade trip to London this week when he defended parents' right to decide whether their children should get mandated vaccines -- remarks that a spokesman quickly clarified by saying the governor "believes vaccines are an important public health protection."
Back home in New Jersey, where Christie's health commissioner has been a vocal advocate for vaccinations, parents already have the right to make those decisions if they put in writing that accepting vaccines violates their religious beliefs.
Updated: The Association of U.S. Catholic Priests said they made the request primarily with concern for "the pastoral care of souls."
Hundreds of men, women and children, many in the traditional, colorful clothing of their African and Caribbean ancestral homelands, opened Black History Month on Sunday at St. Patrick's Cathedral with an exuberant Mass.
"It was a form of family reunion" that reflected the diversity of the black Catholic community in New York, said Christian Br. Tyrone Davis, director of the Office of Black Ministry for the New York archdiocese.