Catholic Church

Newly appointed cardinal  Timothy Michael Dolan archbishop of New York, receives congratulations  as his leaves the Saint Peter's Basilica on February 18, 2012 in Vatican City, Vatican. The 84 year old Pontiff installed 22 new cardinals during the ceremony, who will be responsible for choosing his successor.(Getty/Franco Origlia)

Dogtown Priest Discusses Odds Of Dolan Becoming Pope

“He’s never had, as far as I know, any desire to climb, to grow in importance in the church. He just really is interested in people,” John Johnson said.


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Opinion: Churches Shouldn’t Be The Next Super PACs

It is time to end the tax exempt status of religious organizations that advocated for a partisan candidate.


Kansas City Catholic Diocese

Judge Orders SNAP To Turn Over Files

At issue is whether SNAP coached victims on repressed memories or not.


Barbara Dorris and David Clohessy of SNAP protest Marianist Order

SNAP to Hold Public Meeting on Chaminade Abuse Claims

Group urges victims to speak with civil authorities first, instead of church officials


Planned Parenthood, Jeff City

Abortion Rights and Religious Advocates Clash in State Capitol

Sen. John Lamping, said every business should have a right to choose what health care coverage it provides to its employees.


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Illinois Debates Same-Sex Marriage

A year after same-sex couples could get a civil union in Illinois, there’s a bill to make Illinois one of the states sanctioning same-sex marriage.


SNAP Director David Clohessy with Barbara Dorris

SNAP’s David Clohessy Could Face Jail Time

Clergy abuse group says opening up its secret files to court would violate trust with victims


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Rift Widening Between Gov. Quinn and Catholic Bishops

The bishops say Quinn doesn’t yet understand their concern: That just because he’s Catholic doesn’t mean anytime he follows his conscience it’s consistent with Catholic teachings.


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Gov. Quinn in Trouble with Catholic Conference

Governor defends his decision to present an award at an abortion-rights function



Former Illinois Priest Sued Again On Sex Abuse Claims

Raymond Kownacki is accused of sexually abusing an altar boy from 1985 to 1987 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Valmeyer.



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