When I took the job as director of a program to assist released prisoners reentering society, a friend sent a message promising to pray for me to St. Barabbas.
Book review: The Good Samaritan reflects author Jeff Dietrich's untiring service of feeding and aiding the poor.
Brazilian Archbishop Dom Hélder Câmara was a Latin American bishop known for radically calling on the church to stand with the poor.
"Children, many of whom are babies and toddlers, do not belong in jails, nor do their mothers, who've acted only to protect and save the lives of their children."
Cardinal Francis George, retired archbishop of Chicago, has been readmitted to Loyola University Medical Center for treatment of hydration issues and pain management, according to archdiocesan spokeswoman Susan Burritt.
In a brief statement Saturday, Burritt said the cardinal had requested the update about his health be released. "He asks for and is grateful for your continued prayers," she added.
No further information was available.
Opinion: The only healthy family, according to the bishops of the world, is one with a wife and a husband. This makes me sorrowful.
When Pope Francis last year effectively demoted U.S. Cardinal Raymond Burke by moving him out of a senior post in the Vatican to a largely ceremonial role as head of a Rome-based Catholic charity, it was viewed as a way to sideline one of the pope's most outspoken critics on the right.
But the move seems to have left Burke free to air his conservative -- and pointed -- views on efforts to change church practices.
A new survey says most young adults hold views on moral issues that are a long way from what some major religions preach on issues like abortion and contraception.
Book review: Author Daniel C. Maguire's Christianity without God would be similar to Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism, where a way of life, not a god, is the focus.
Unexpectedly, emotions overcame Gulsat Aygen. A tenured and full professor of linguistics at Northern Illinois University, she was in the audience in mid-January at a concert honoring Martin Luther King Jr., staged by the Chicago Sinfonietta in the city's Orchestra Hall.