University of Dallas
In the last few years, many notable Catholic colleges and universities have fought legal battles. Some argued against the Affordable Care Act rule regarding contraceptive coverage in health insurance plans, while others targeted gender equity components of Title IX requirements, labor rulings, and the application of discrimination statutes.
College round-up: President of University of Dallas removed without reason; Ave Maria University alumnae protest commencement speaker Betsy DeVos; Seton Hill University to honor Sisters of Charity; Villanova basketball team meets with Pope Francis
Many say Pope Francis' new exhortation Gaudete et Exsultate ("Rejoice and Be Glad"), is practical, accessible and applicable to the challenges in today's U.S. church and society.
Special feature: The Chicago archbishop has "got a lot of work to do" to revitalize this sprawling bastion of U.S. Catholicism.