On March 1, Brian Hammond, a good friend of mine, died. You may never have heard of him, but if you were part of the Loretto Community, you would surely have known him and treasured the memories.
Appreciation: These two priests were astonishingly gifted leaders who transformed the wider American church from the perch of their beloved Notre Dame.
Cardinal Edward Egan was best known for administrative acumen that helped solidify the finances of the sprawling New York archdiocese.
Appreciation: Holy Cross Fr. Ted Hesburgh was as close to a saint as anyone I have ever known.
Marriage is not only a social good, but an economic one as well, said speakers on a recent panel on "The Future of Marriage in America."
"Good marriages truly lead to a flourishing society," said moderator Kate Bryan, communications director for the American Principles Project.
It is "statistically proven that children do best" in a traditional, two-parent household, said Wade Horn, who served as assistant secretary for children and families in the Department of Health and Human Services under President George W. Bush.
A New Jersey man cannot collect damages for burns he suffered while bowing his head in prayer over a sizzling steak fajita skillet at Applebee's, a state appeals panel ruled Wednesday.
In March 2010, Hiram Jimenez visited the restaurant with his brother, Rafael, and ordered a steak fajita, which was brought to him in a sizzling skillet, according to court records. The waitress allegedly did not warn him the dish was hot.
If you’ve been convicted of a felony, it is hard to get a job. Most applications ask, usually with a check-off box, if you’ve ever been convicted.
To some, he was an important mentor. To others, a respected and admired leader, colleague and friend. To all, he left a deep and lasting impression.
Cardinal Francis George, retired archbishop of Chicago, was admitted to Loyola University Medical Center on Sunday to undergo several days of tests.
A news release from the Chicago archdiocese on Tuesday said the tests were being conducted to evaluate his condition since he stopped treatment for cancer in late January.
"The cardinal continues to count on the prayers of so many who have written to wish him God's blessings," the statement said.
Bix, as he was called by nearly all who knew him, "has fearlessly proclaimed a message of peace and worked tirelessly for the poor."