"The system in the first place required a permit and may violate San Francisco water-use laws, and the work to remove this system has already started."
To Roman Catholic officialdom, it's unclear whether the Virgin Mary appeared to Ivan Dragicevic and five others 34 years ago in a Bosnian village.
What is clear is that Dragicevic won't be appearing Wednesday to speak in St. Charles, as some had hoped.
Earlier this month, Archbishop Robert Carlson addressed a memo to priests and deacons in the archdiocese:
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the announcement that Pope Francis would visit the United Nations the morning of Sept. 25 to address the U.N. General Assembly.
In a statement Wednesday, the United Nations also said the pope would meet separately with the secretary-general and with the president of the General Assembly and would participate in a town hall gathering with U.N. staff.
A college that requires the study of both Wordsworth and the Quran for graduation is now the first fully accredited Islamic university in America.
Zaytuna College, a 5-year-old institution in Berkeley, Calif., was recognized earlier this month by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, an academic organization that oversees public and private colleges and universities in the U.S.
Baker, Ore., Bishop Liam Cary on March 10 posted an open letter on the diocesan website exhorting "faithful Catholics" to "take no part" in sacramental rites involving the Rev.
Eleven women religious and one priest attended the meeting alongside Bishop Robert Finn after he invited diocesan clergy to attend the hearing in support of his plan.
One high school student said accepting his sexuality was difficult enough, but language such as "grave evil" is "offensive and damaging."
Viaducts of encouragement are pouring into Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone's office from outside the archdiocese, supporting his new language for teacher contracts.
St. Patrick's Day is associated as much with Roman Catholicism as it is with Irish-Americans, but this year, some of the faithful aren't happy with the inclusion of gays and lesbians marching under their own banner for the first time in parades in Boston and New York.
The Knights of Columbus of Massachusetts and a local Catholic school declined to take part in the Boston parade on Sunday after two LGBT groups -- the military veterans service group OutVets and Boston Pride -- were invited following decades of lobbying and court battles.
Wyoming Catholic College, a Catholic university founded in 2005 in Lander, announced in late February that it "shall not participate in federal student loan programs."
The decision came after months of analysis and deliberations by the college and its board of directors.
"While the financial benefits are undeniable," said a news release, "the increasingly burdensome regulatory requirements are clearly troubling for faith-based institutions."