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Editor's note: Fairview Community Church's street corner sign prompted an email to Rev. Sarah Halverson from someone concerned about Wiccans in a Christian church. Halverson submitted this open letter in response. Dear Concerned Christian Neighbor,...
Washington County Public Schools honored 147 high school seniors for earning at least twice the number of service-learning hours required for graduation. Maryland is the only state that requires service for graduation. The minimum number of hours is 75....
Bernard Brummett, 82, of Brodhead, died Monday May 20, at the Golden Living Center in Stanford. Born Aug. 27, 1930, in Brodhead, Bernard was a son of the late Nathan and Sally Ann Bishop Brummett. He was a farmer, attended the West Brodhead Church of...
Chicago Tribune reporterWhen the president of All Hallows College in Ireland saw the regal man on the framed canvas, he knew the portrait buried in a Dublin basement should head home to Chicago. The painting of Patrick Feehan, Chicago's first Roman Catholic archbishop,...
The Hartford CourantThere's an iPhone app for confession. Password protected, of course. You can't tell it your sins, receive forgiveness, and fulfill the Roman Catholic sacrament of penance, or reconciliation. But the Confession app — billed as "the perfect aid for...
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is calling for renewal in the Catholic church as he wrapped up two days of mass gatherings in St. Peter's Square aimed at energizing the faithful. About 200,000 people turned out Sunday for Mass celebrated by...
Associated PressVATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis lamented that investment losses by banks trigger more alarm in the economic crisis than the struggle of people to feed their families, as he led a huge rally Saturday to invigorate the church's moral conscience,...
Change of SubjectFriday's print column One can make a case that nonprofit organizations should get free water from the city. Not a good case, mind you, but a case: It says that these institutions are often strapped for cash, so in order......
Pope Francis has unusual empathy for the poor and the disabled. I would suggest, also, a renewed effort to bring back those who used to be Catholic. The ordination of women, reproductive technologies and gay issues are also important, but the above...
Springfield is a long way from Istanbul — 5,660 miles, in fact — but Illinois state senators are considering a resolution that would criticize Turkey's treatment of the Eastern Orthodox religious hierarchy. Even though a majority of senators...
The Vatican has officially accepted a gift to Pope Francis from Chicago lawyer Chris Connors: a fitting domain name, popefrancis.com. Connors, who bought the domain in 2010 on a lark, had secretly hoped a pope would choose the name Francis in his...
Gov. Pat Quinn called on the Illinois House to send him legislation to legalize gay marriage, saying lawmakers had plenty of time to make up their mind on the issue. The state Senate passed the measure on Valentine's Day, and the governor has said he'...
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