• For Babe Ruth, Catholicism was a lifelong pursuit

    For Babe Ruth, Catholicism was a lifelong pursuit

    • Feb 5, 2016

    Babe Ruth is known for many things. He’s one of the greatest baseball players of all time. His appetites — for food, booze, and women — were legendary. And his trade from the Red Sox to the Yankees in 1919, some say, put an 85-year curse on the Sox that

  • The year in review in Catholicism 2015

    The year in review in Catholicism 2015

    • Dec 30, 2015

    Keeping up with news about the Church is always interesting, but 2015 was a banner year in many ways. There was the release of a first-ever encyclical on the environment, vigorous debates about religious freedom after the legalization of same-sex marriage in Ireland and the United States, an intense back-and-forth

  • Whitey Bulger, ‘Black Mass,’ and Catholicism

    • Sep 18, 2015

    It is a symbolic scene in the movie “Black Mass,” which opened in theaters today: Johnny Depp, portraying South Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger, slips into an empty church, perhaps seeking absolution before he flees the city he terrorized for decades and begins his new life as a fugitive. The

  • For Craig Biggio, MLB Hall of Fame induction was heavenly

    • Jul 27, 2015

    It’s difficult to imagine anything more heavenly for a professional baseball player than being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. But on Sunday, one inductee remembered something a bit more spiritual, some might say: his conversion to the Catholic faith at the hands of his college baseball chaplain. Craig

  • On same-sex marriage, Catholics are leading the way

    • May 27, 2015

    Take a look at this list of countries: Belgium, Canada, Spain, Argentina, Portugal, Brazil, France, Uruguay, Luxembourg, and Ireland. Name two things that they have in common. They don’t share a continent, obviously. Or a language. But in all of them, the Roman Catholic Church has more adherents, at least

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  • Two new ‘Catholic’ sitcoms, two very different reactions

    • May 20, 2015

    A top Vatican official visiting the United States last week praised television’s “Modern Family” for prompting “increasingly intense interest and discussion” about family issues. That award-winning show, wrapping up its sixth season Wednesday, features a range of families, including gay parents, divorced parents, families with mixed ethnicities, as well as