Faith and Justice: The future looks bleak for religion. But before churches despair, they need to take a closer look at these "nones."
Surrounded and aided by family pallbearers, Gene Kennedy left Old Saint Patrick’s Church in downtown Chicago yesterday for the last time as the sound of a lonely bagpipe drifting through the evening air.
Appreciation: Gene Kennedy was direct, honest. The world of the clergy is sick, and the church would never heal from the abuse crisis until the entire culture was cleansed.
Appreciation: In his vision, the Divine imbued all matter, and the sacraments were aids to open our eyes to the richness of God's all-embracing love.
In 2013, more than 154,000 Catholics married in the church. For many, the decision is simple, the process smooth. But not all couples share that experience.
Eugene Cullen Kennedy was comfortable both inside powerful church circles and on the outside. He died Wednesday.
A veteran Catholic Relief Services financial official has resigned in the wake of report that he was in a same-sex marriage.
Rick Estridge, vice president for overseas finance, stepped down after 16 years with the U.S. bishops' overseas aid and development agency, saying "it was the right decision for me."
CRS announced Estridge's resignation in a statement emailed to Catholic News Service on Wednesday. The agency described Estridge as a "valued employee."
The house at the end of Herman Street where the Krempecki family once lived is long gone, a victim of flooding from the body of water that gave the borough its name.
But in 1941, 11-year-old Stella Krempecki's heart was filled with joy when she saw a familiar face near her home, which was then filled with several siblings and her recently widowed father.
Beau Biden, a Catholic who was former attorney general of Delaware and the oldest son of Vice President Joe Biden, died Saturday at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda of brain cancer. He was 46.
In a statement posted on the younger Biden's website, the family said: "It is with broken hearts that [we] announce the passing of our husband, brother and son, Beau, after he battled brain cancer with the same integrity, courage and strength he demonstrated every day of his life."
Column: "You have completely missed her beliefs and what she lived for if you are trying to stick her on a pedestal."