Eco Catholic: Fr. Michael Perry says the interconnectedness of all creatures should help people to recognize that when they hoard resources, they are harming their brothers and sisters
It's easy to make AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka go almost schoolkid giddy. Just say, "Pope Francis."
Faith and Justice: The future looks bleak for religion. But before churches despair, they need to take a closer look at these "nones."
Surrounded and aided by family pallbearers, Gene Kennedy left Old Saint Patrick’s Church in downtown Chicago yesterday for the last time as the sound of a lonely bagpipe drifting through the evening air.
Appreciation: Gene Kennedy was direct, honest. The world of the clergy is sick, and the church would never heal from the abuse crisis until the entire culture was cleansed.
Appreciation: In his vision, the Divine imbued all matter, and the sacraments were aids to open our eyes to the richness of God's all-embracing love.
In 2013, more than 154,000 Catholics married in the church. For many, the decision is simple, the process smooth. But not all couples share that experience.
Eugene Cullen Kennedy was comfortable both inside powerful church circles and on the outside. He died Wednesday.
A veteran Catholic Relief Services financial official has resigned in the wake of report that he was in a same-sex marriage.
Rick Estridge, vice president for overseas finance, stepped down after 16 years with the U.S. bishops' overseas aid and development agency, saying "it was the right decision for me."
CRS announced Estridge's resignation in a statement emailed to Catholic News Service on Wednesday. The agency described Estridge as a "valued employee."
The house at the end of Herman Street where the Krempecki family once lived is long gone, a victim of flooding from the body of water that gave the borough its name.
But in 1941, 11-year-old Stella Krempecki's heart was filled with joy when she saw a familiar face near her home, which was then filled with several siblings and her recently widowed father.