• Are changes in American culture pushing out Catholics?

    • Sep 8, 2014

    Does the acceptance of same-sex marriage and contraception mean Catholics are being pushed out of the public square? One prominent American cardinal thinks so. News last week that the 2015 New York Saint Patrick’s Day Parade will allow an openly gay group to march for the first time raised an eyebrow

  • Are Catholic conservatives turning on Cardinal Dolan?

    • Sep 5, 2014

    NEW YORK — Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s positive reaction to this week’s decision by organizers of New York’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade to allow gay groups to march under their own banners initially drew charitable responses in many Catholic Church circles. But it didn’t take long for conservative church critics

  • Cardinal Dolan okay with gays in NYC St. Patrick’s Day parade

    • Sep 3, 2014

    After increasing criticism from politicians and the loss of two high-profile sponsors over its perennial decision to exclude gay groups, organizers of the nation’s largest St. Patrick’s Day parade have reversed course, and New York’s top Catholic is okay with that. Organizers of New York City’s Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

  • Some alumni upset over gay teachers’ departure

    • Sep 3, 2014

    Some graduates of a suburban St. Louis Catholic school are upset the school asked two female teachers to resign after they were married in New York. Olivia Reichert and Christina Gambaro say Cor Jesu Academy officials asked them to quit in late July after the school received a copy of

  • Facing fresh UN grilling, Vatican envoy pushes back

    • May 3, 2014

    Ahead of what’s likely to be another grilling tomorrow by United Nations UN officials over child sexual abuse, as well as matters such as abortion and homosexuality, the Vatican’s senior envoy in Geneva is projecting bravado. “We can take a few knocks, especially for the sake of people’s welfare,” said