Effective July 1, the minimum wage at Duquesne University will increase to $16 per hour, up from $15 per hour for fiscal year 2014-2015.
On Saturday, the Catholic church beatified Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, who was assassinated in 1980 while celebrating Mass.
Jesuit Fr. Lucas (Yiu Sing Luke) Chan, who had a global reputation as a rising pioneer in the field of theological ethics, died Tuesday.
"We must deal with the world as it is, not as we might wish it to be. The status quo in our movement’s membership standards cannot be sustained."
Delegates to the general chapter of the Franciscans elected U.S. Franciscan Fr. Michael Perry to a six-year term as head of the order after he had served in the role for two years.
John M. Templeton Jr., a pediatric surgeon who left medicine behind to carry on his father's passion for pursuing "new spiritual information" through the sciences as president and chairman of the Templeton Foundation, has died. He was 75.
Known as "Jack," the younger Templeton retired as director of the trauma program at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in 1995 to take the foundation reins and became chairman after his father's death in 2008.
"Father Cyprian was a humble child of God who sought ... to place his considerable talents at the service of Christ and his church."
Saying it was for the church to decide whether Dorothy Day was a saint, Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez told a conference on the co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement that she left a rich legacy for people to follow.
"I don't know if she is a saint ... but I do know she makes me want to be a saint. She makes us want to be better. She makes us want to be holy," Gomez said in remarks to the conference May 14.
Day has been named a servant of God by the church and the diocesan phase of the canonization process has been underway in the New York archdiocese since 2000.
Three reviews: A history -- Rome at the time of Michelangelo and two biographies -- Japanese laywoman Satoko Kitahara and Joan of Arc.