Archbishop Charles Chaput is pushing Notre Dame University to invite President Donald Trump, saying the school's president needs to give him a chance to engage with Catholics and to be heard.
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In a speech Wednesday at the University of Notre Dame, Chaput criticized Vice President Joe Biden, vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
Sr. Simone Campbell and authors Rachel Held Evans and Mary Rice Hasson shared their respective experiences and visions of the church at the recent event.
Vice President Joseph Biden and former Speaker of the House John Boehner received the University of Notre Dame's Laetare Medal at the commencement ceremony on May 15.
Commentary: Former House Speaker John Boehner and Vice President Joe Biden will share the oldest, most prestigious honor awarded to an American Catholic at the University of Notre Dame.
Harsh criticisms meted out by Pope Francis on free-market capitalism have sparked backlash from some fiscal conservatives and have led some people to call him "anti-capitalist" or even Marxist.
Ahead of his apostolic visit to the United States in September, some are bracing themselves for more criticisms from the pope, this time directed specifically at the U.S. culture and economy.
Fr. Virgilio Elizondo has been accused of abusing a boy more than 30 years ago in a lawsuit filed against him, the San Antonio archdiocese and a former priest.
The Supreme Court on Monday ordered the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider its previous ruling and review -- in light of the June Hobby Lobby decision -- whether the University of Notre Dame must pay for coverage of contraceptives in employee and student health insurance plans.
The Supreme Court on June 30 said Hobby Lobby, a chain of arts and crafts stores, and Conestoga Wood Specialties, which also sued, need not comply with a federal mandate to include a full range of contraceptives in employee health insurance.
Appreciation: These two priests were astonishingly gifted leaders who transformed the wider American church from the perch of their beloved Notre Dame.
Appreciation: Holy Cross Fr. Ted Hesburgh was as close to a saint as anyone I have ever known.